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CRI ME Instructor Rating

Class Rating Instructor Multi Engine

Astonfly offers you the key to teaching skills for multi-engine aircraft for pilots who already have an aircraft licence

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Become a CRI ME pilot instructor

With the CRI ME instructor rating, you become an instructor authorized to issue the multi-engine piston (MEP) class rating.

Admission requirements for the CRI ME training course


Right to
study within EU

Minimum age

18 years old
at the start of the training course

Medical aptitude

Class 1 or 2
specific to PART-MED regulations

Medical Centres


PPL (A), CPL (A) or ATPL (A)
with MEP rating

Flight logbook

500 flight hours which must
include 30 hours as captain
on an MEP aircraft

Educational psychology course

Further information

Astonfly assessment

Theory with multiple choice questions +
Flight on FNPTII simulator

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Duration of training

Your training will be full-time and in pairs.


Your ME CRI training programme in detail

The training course consists of 2 stages: applied theory and flights.

Stage 1


Stage 2

Learning to instruct
in the aircraft

Stage 1


You will make reports and follow theory lessons specific to the knowledge of the particular class of aircraft.

11 hours and 15 minutes of applied theory

Stage 2

Learning to instruct
in the aircraft

The objective of this stage is to teach you the ability to instruct the main exercises specific to the aircraft class rating.

6 hours and 45 minutes of applied theory

5 hours of flight instruction on multi-engine aircraft


Validity and extension of your CRI ME instructor rating

The ME CRI qualification is valid 36 months starting from the day of issue.
It can be extended for a further 36 months by meeting 2 of the following 3 conditions:

(1) Justification of at least 50 hours of flight instruction experience during the last period of validity,

(2) Participation in an RSFI refresher seminar within the 12 months prior to expiry,

(3) Complete a theory and practical competency assessment (FCL.935) within 12 months prior to expiry.

After expiry, you must complete conditions 2 and 3
to renew the privileges of your CRI ME rating.

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Your training centre

Paris - Toussus le Noble

Next starting dates of your CRI-ME training in Paris Toussus le Noble.

15 AUG


12 DEC





The CRI ME training is carried out on the Diamond DA42, a modern G1000 avionics training aircraft, particularly renowned for its flight demonstration capabilities.

Diamond DA42 G1000
multi-engine aircraft

Persons on board



Garmin 1000

Cruising speed

150 Kts


800 Nm

Maximum altitude

18 000 ft


535 Kg

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Your online interface

Astonfly provides you with a dedicated digital platform to follow your training.


Consult the programming of your sessions (schedules, instructors, aircraft, simulators, classroom).

Progress booklet

For each flight or simulator exercise, a rating out of 5 is reported by your instructor via the Astonfly online interface in order to create a progress map of your educational journey.

Financial accounts

Track your payments and debits throughout your training and download your invoices online.

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Request a quote for your ME CRI training

Receive your quote immediately by email and schedule an appointment with an Astonfly consultant online.

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