FI / CRI Aerobatic Instruction
Yak 52


An FI or CRI who wishes to give aerobatic instruction must hold an aerobatic rating and have demonstrated the ability to teach for the aerobatic rating to an FIC instructor

Pre-Assessment Requirements

Before carrying out the aerobatic instructional assessment the applicant shall:

(a) hold at least the licence and the rating for which flight instruction is to be given

(b) be entitled to act as PIC on the aircraft during flight instruction

(b) hold an aerobatic rating

(e) hold an FI or CRI certificate


There are no formal ground of flight training requirements prior to taking the aerobatic instructional assessment

However, On-Track Aviation would recommend that the FI or CRI completes a short course of tuition covering the elements of the aerobatic rating. It is recommended that 8 hours of ground tuition and 5 hours flight training are completed prior to the assessment flight

Aerobatic Instructional Assessment

The applicant will be required to conduct a pre-flight briefing and airborne lesson chosen from the syllabus of the aerobatic rating. The applicant will be assessed by an FIC instructor qualified to teach for the aerobatic rating


Aerobatic Rating Part FCL.800, AMC and GM
AOPA (UK) / BAeA Aerobatic Courses  
Basic Aerobatics by R D Campbell and B Tempest
Conquest of Lines and Symmetry by Duane Cole
General Aviation Safety Sense Leaflet No.19 Aerobatics


Permits the holder of an FI or CRI certificate to give instruction in aerobatics including for the issue of the aerobatic rating


Remains valid so long as the FI or CRI certificate remains valid

Revalidation / Renewal

There are no renewal / revalidation requirements


On-Track Aviation Limited: Wellesbourne Mountford Aerodrome, Loxley Lane, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire. CV35 9EU, United Kingdom
T 01789 842777 | T/F 01789 842755 | email: | skype: ontrackegbw |Registered in England: 4017255 | Approvals GBR.ATO.0179
Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy | Health and Safety |Equal Opportunities | Security