Jandakot Airport

41 Eagle Drive, Jandakot, Western Australia9417 0000

Murrayfield Airport

Murray Field, Nambeelup, Western Australia9581 6222

Flight Instructor Rating

Grade III Flight Instructor Rating

A Flight Instructor Rating is a challenging, yet fun course that takes your flying skills to the next level. Under the guidance of industry veteran John Douglas (Chief Flying Instructor, Instructor Training) and senior instructor Glenda Dyke, you will learn the skills to become a professional instructor from day one. In some ways, a Flight Instructor Rating is like learning to fly all over again; empowering you with the skills and knowledge you need to impart the joy and discipline of flying onto others.

Intended for

Students who want to further their aviation careers and become a Flight Instructor for Private and Commercial Pilots.

Benefits and Outcomes
  • Real-life scenarios
  • Confidence in providing flight instruction
  • Easy access to the training area
  • Development of strong teaching and assessment skills
Qualification Structure

The course is completed on a full time basis across 6 weeks. The structure of the course covers four primary components: Principles and Methods of Instruction (PMI), Classroom Briefings, Instructor Flight Training and Instructor Flight Practice.

Ab-initio flight training is conducted in a Cessna 152, and navigation flight training is conducted in a Cessna 172.


Students will be assessed on their competency to deliver a flight briefing and carry out flight instruction in the air during a flight test at the conclusion of the course.


Upon the successful completion of the validation flight, the student will be awarded with a CASA Grade III Instructor Rating.


Applicants are required to hold a CASA Commercial Pilot Licence and a current CASA Class One Medical Certificate. Adequate performance in both spoken and written English (for non-residents of Australia IELTS Level 6) is essential, along with adequate performance in maths.

Course Details

Applications can be made directly to the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia by downloading the Enrollment Form.

There are six intakes each year for the Grade III Flight Instructor Rating Course (January, March, May, July, September, November). A minimum of two students are required to run a course.

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