Instrument Instructor Rating Course

30 clock hours (15 flight, 15 ground)
Completion Time: 2 weeks

Course Objectives

This course is designed for a student who holds an Instrument rating in helicopters and a Flight Instructor Certificate with a helicopter rating. During the course, he or she will acquire the skills and knowledge required to successfully complete the Instrument Instructor practical test administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He or she will be prepared to provide instrument instruction in a helicopter.

Course Description

During the flight component of the course, the student will learn how to perform instrument procedures to a high level of skill while flying from the instructor’s seat. He or she will learn how to simultaneously explain and demonstrate instrument maneuvers as well as analyze, critique, and correct “student” performance.

During the ground component of the course, the student will review fundamentals of instruction including teaching methods, the principles of effective communication, methods of critique and evaluation, and how to plan instructional activity. He or she will develop instrument lesson plans to add to his or her instructor’s notebook.

This course includes two stages as outlined in Quantum Helicopters’ Certified Flight Instructor Course Syllabus. The first stage must be completed successfully before the student may proceed to the next stage. Successful completion is determined by oral evaluation, written testing and a flight skills evaluation, administered by the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor or a check pilot. Upon successful completion of the second stage, the student will be considered eligible for the Instrument Flight Instructor helicopter FAA practical test.

Course Outline and Hours

  • Dual IFR CFI Flight Instruction 15
  • Ground IFR CFI Instruction 15


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