Ground Instructor Course
The details regarding the Revised AOPA
Ground Instructor Certificate are now available from AOPA.
The Ground Instructor Certificate is a qualification attainable by an
individual who undertakes to give instruction in the ground subjects
associated with the JAR-FCL PPL(A) or the UK NPPL (SSEA).
The purpose of this certificate is to meet the following:
1. To improve the status and quality of instruction and training in the
technical subjects for the PPL(A).
2. To provide a qualification which can be accepted by the UK CAA as a
credit towards other JAR-FCL instructor qualifications issued by the UK
CAA such as the Class Rating Instructor (CRI), the Instrument Rating
Instructor (IRI), or the Flight Instructor (Aeroplane) Rating (FI(A)).
3. To provide a qualified status for the Flight Instructor who may have
lost his/her licence for some reason, e.g. on medical grounds.
A candidate wishing to qualify as a Ground Instructor will need to meet
the following requirements:
(a) Normally should hold (or have held within the last 10 years) at
least a PPL(A).
(b) Have attained the age of 18 years.
(c) Completed a Registration Form for the AOPA Ground Instructor
Certificate and send it with the registration fee of £35 to AOPA.
(d) Pass a pre-entry examination for the Ground Instructor Course.
(e) Satisfactorily complete a Ground Instructor Course covering teaching
techniques and the technical subjects.
(f) Pass an oral examination in Teaching and Learning and in the
(g) Send a completed Registration Form for the Ground Instructor
Certificate to AOPA.
Upon satisfying the above requirements the candidate will be issued with
an AOPA Ground Instructor Certificate. The period of validity of the
certificate is 3 years.
For further details and a registration form contact:
The Administrative Secretary
50a Cambridge Street