Advanced Flight Training
What is a Grade 3 Instructors Rating?
Being an instructor is not a small responsibility.
Teaching someone to fly takes time and patience.
With the refined skill set of a Grade 3 Instructor, you will be able to teach flight and all the necessary skills that come along with flying an aircraft.
In being a Grade 3 Flight Instructor you are able to give flight training in all sequences for a Private Pilot License and a Commercial Pilot License.
- Hold a valid Commercial Pilot License or Airline Transport Pilot License.
- Hold a class 1 medical certificate.
- 20 hours of flight instructor patter training conducted by a Grade I or a Grade II Aeroplane Flight Instructor.
- 20 hours dual in an aeroplane (5 hours may be done in an approved FSTD)
- Passing applied Meteorology & Navigation (Instructors Exam)
- Passing Principles of Flight, Legislation & Airmanship (Instructors Exam)
What is an Instrument Rating?
- Private Pilots License
- Night Rating
- 40 hours dual instrument time (20 hours may be done in an approved FSTD)
- Passing the Instrument Rating Exam
- Passing the Intrument Rating Procedures
What is a Night Rating?
A Night Rating affords the competent Private Pilot the chance to conduct operations at night. It effectively increases the versatility and skill of the pilot as flying at night requires comprehensive judgment to conduct a flight safely and effectively. It is a requirement for the aspiring Commercial Pilot to have a Night Rating and it’s also the practical second step to take towards their Commercial License once a Private Pilots License has been completed.
What are the requirements?
- Must hold a valid Private Pilot License.
- Must have 5 hours of theoretical training
- Must have 10 hours dual instrument flight instruction (5 hours may have been completed in an approved FSTD)
- Must have completed 5 take-offs and landings by night
- Night cross country of at least 150nm and including two full stop landings at different aerodromes
- Passing the Night Rating Exam
Complex Aircraft Conversion
What is complex aircraft conversion?
What is a Multi-Engine Rating?
A Multi-Engine Rating is necessary when moving up in your aviation career. Most commercial flying is done in Multi-Engine aircraft. These aircraft tend to be more complex and involve a higher workload when managing the systems. There are no minimum requirements by law to fly a Multi-Engine aircraft. It is strongly advisable to do a Multi-Engine conversion if you are working towards a career in aviation.
Advanced Flying and Energy Management:
At Saphire Blue Pilot Training, we offer a 10 hour compact course of advanced flight training and energy management.
This course covers short field landings and takeoffs, steep turns and confined space manoeuvring while being well aware of your aircraft limitations.
An advanced flying course is something to consider for a pilot flying in mountainous terrain, or into short field strips.
Hangar No. J1-A
M-F: 7am – 5pm