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Welcome to Pagoda Flight Training

Pagoda Flight Training Ltd is the only Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Approved Training Organisation (ATO) based at City Airport Manchester specialising in full or part time Flight Instructor Courses.

Welcome to the home of the premier flight instruction solution operating out of Manchester City Airport (EGCB)

The Pagoda Flight Training team are a mixture of full and part time Instructors, including Flight Examiners and Flight Instructor Examiners, some of the staff have worked for the UK CAA.

Our staff are more than qualified to offer you first-hand information on many aspects of your Flight Instructor career. Our modern fleet of aircraft are all leased from a variety of organisations and individuals e.g., Cessna 150/152/172, PA28.

Flight Instructor Rating.

Pre-Course Requirements

EASA-FCL 915 FI and 930 FI state pre-entry requirements to commence an approved course of training for the issue of an EASA-FCL FI (R) rating. Applicants shall hold a valid UK or EASA-FCL aeroplane pilot’s licence which includes a valid Single Engine Piston (land) class or single engine type or TMG rating and:

  1. Hold at least a CPL (A) or completed at least 200 hours of flight time, of which 150 hours shall be as a pilot in command if holding a PPL (A);
  2. Meet the knowledge requirements for a CPL (A);
  3. Have completed at least 30 hours on single-engine piston powered aeroplanes of which at least five hours shall have been completed during the six months preceding the pre-entry flight tests set out at sub-paragraph (6);
  4. Have received at least 10 hours instrument flight instruction, of which not more than 5 hours may be instrument ground time in an FSTD;
  5. Have completed at least 20 hours of VFR cross country flight as pilot in command, including a flight of not less than 300NM with stops at two aerodromes other than the airfield of departure; and
  6. Have passed a specific pre-entry flight test with an FIE or FIC within the six months preceding the start of the course. The flight test will be based on the PPL Skill Test and will assess the ability of the applicant to undertake the course particularly with regard to aeroplane handling skills.

Course Content

125 hours ground instruction

30 hours (minimum) flight instruction

comprising not less than 25 hours dual and a maximum of 5 hours mutual teaching practice;

Flight instruction is carried out on a C152, but a PA28 may also be used. However, spinning will require the use of the C152.

Course times can be arranged to suit your needs. As with all other courses, please contact us should you have any questions, or better still arrange a visit to speak to a senior instructor to discuss your flying requirements.