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FI Rating IR Extension

Flight Instructor FI-IR

Astonfly offers you the key to the teaching skills for instrument flight

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Become an instructor pilot for instrument flight

The privileges of an FI-IR rating enable you to provide instruction for the issue, extension or renewal of an instrument rating.

Admission requirements for the FI IR Extension training


Right to
study within EU

Medical aptitude

Class 1 or 2
specific to PART-MED regulations

Medical Centres


PPL (A), CPL (A) or ATPL (A)
with FI (A), SEP and IR (A) ratings

Flight logbook

200 IFR flight hours,
including a maximum of 50 hours
on a simulator

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 FI IR Extension training programme in detail

The training consists of 3 stages - applied theory, simulator and flights.

Stage 1

Teaching methods
for instrument flight

Stage 2

Learning flight instruction
on a simulator

Stage 3

Learning to instruct
in the aircraft

Stage 1

Teaching methods
for instrument flight

You will study the full range of subjects pertaining to instrument flight training, including meteorology, human factors and operational minima.

11 hours and 15 minutes of applied theory

Stage 2

Learning flight instruction
on a simulator

The objective of this stage is to review your ability to progress in the instrument flight regime in the simulator.

4 hours and 30 minutes of applied theory

3 hours of flight instruction on the FNPT II simulator

Stage 3

Learning to instruct
in the aircraft

You will carry out instrument navigation steps with 2D and 3D approaches.

2 hours and 15 minutes of applied theory

2 hours of flight instruction on a single-engine aircraft


Validity and extension of your FI IR (A) extension rating

The IR FI (A) 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 flight instruction experience over the last period of validity, including 10 hours on instruments in the 12 months previous to expiry,

(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 your FI IR (A) rating.

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Your training centre

Find out the starting dates of the next training courses and the resources of your training centre.

Paris - Toussus le Noble

The FI IR extension training is carried out at Toussus le Noble on the Cessna 172S, a modern training aircraft with G1000 avionics, particularly renowned for its flight demonstration capabilities.

Cessna 172S
Single-engine aircraft

Persons on board



Garmin 1000

Cruising speed

124 Kts


680 Nm

Maximum altitude

13 000 ft


380 Kg

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Next starting dates of your FI-IR training in Paris Toussus le Noble.

25 MAY


21 NOV





Astonfly has certified FNPT II flight simulators with 250° visual immersion allowing your instructor to immerse you in an unparalleled flying experience.

Alsim AL250
FNPT II Flight Simulator

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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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