Flight Instructor (Aeroplanes) Certificate Part-Funding Sponsorship

Aims

The aim of the sponsorship programme is to assist the successful individual to achieve the Flight Instructor (Aeroplanes) (Restricted) Certificate and secure full-time employment with Booker Aviation as a Flight Instructor. It allows candidates who would otherwise struggle to fund the course some assistance with fees, but also with encouraging people to enter the instructional career path.

There is a worldwide shortage of Flight Instructors and so this progressive opportunity which allows the successful applicant to be offered a two-year contract as a Flight Instructor with Booker Aviation which is a very busy modular Approved Training Organisation (ATO). We teach most aspects of flight training, from trial lessons and PPL(A) through night, multi-engine, instrument (restricted) and instrument ratings as well as PPL and ATPL theoretical knowledge groundschool. Full-time instructors can expect to fly in the region of 500-600 hours per year in an environment where every student is treated as an individual so that they can reach their potential.

Initially, successful applicants will teach the PPL(A) but opportunities may be given for the addition of night, instrument and further instructional qualifications.

The sponsorship is open to both Commercial Pilot Licence and Private Pilot Licence holders. All candidates should ensure that they have the necessary pre-entry requirements listed below prior to application to avoid disappointment.

Application Process

The application process has three stages:

1.  Application Form
2.  Interview
3.  Pre-course entry assessment Flight

The application form can be downloaded here. Care should be taken to ensure that all sections of the application form are completed fully and that all required documentation is attached. All application paperwork should be scanned as a single pdf and emailed to recruitment@bookeraviation.aero – applications not meeting any of the requirements will be disregarded.

CLOSING DATE: 30th April 2018

Those candidates successful at the application form stage will be invited for interview and assessment at Wycombe Air Park. Further details will be given to those applicants, but the interview will consist of some pre-prepared materials, a general overview of our operations, as well as a formal interview process.

Candidates who pass the interview process will then be invited back to undertake the FI course pre-entry test which is an EASA requirement. Those successful at this stage will be offered sponsorship and employment.

All stages will take place on different days. Any expenses incurred to travel for interview or assessment, as well as those incurred as living or travel expenses whilst on the course will not be covered by Booker Aviation.

Funding

The individual must fund the first half of the course costs themselves. The second half of the course costs will be funded by a loan taken out by the individual, but which will be serviced over a two-year period by Booker Aviation as part of an increment in paid salary while that individual is employed on a full-time basis by the company. Once 10 flying hours on the course have been completed, an assessment will be made to allow the candidate to progress to the remainder of the course. The loan agreement must be provided to Booker Aviation for these repayments to be made, and the terms of the loan repayment must be agreed by Booker Aviation at the 10 hour stage . If the individual leaves the employment of Booker Aviation during the two-year period, any remaining monies owed on the loan will be the responsibility of the individual and not of Booker Aviation.

Pre-entry Requirements

Commercial Pilot Licence Holders (CPL(A)) Private Pilot Licence Holders (PPL(A))

Hold a valid CPL

5 hours flight time in single-engine piston aircraft in the 6 months prior to course start

Completed a VFR flight as PIC of at least 540 km (300 nm) during the course of which full stop landings at 2 different aerodromes were made in a 24 hour period

Completed 20 hours of VFR cross country flight as PIC on single-engine piston aircraft

Have received at least 10 hours of instrument flight instruction on single-engine piston aircraft

Successfully complete a pre-entry flight assessment with an FIC instructor (this may be completed as part of the application process if required)

Hold a valid PPL

200 hours of flight time on aeroplanes of which
30 hours on single engine piston aircraft of which
5 hours in the 6 months prior to course start

CPL or ATPL knowledge examination*

Completed a VFR flight as PIC of at least 540 km (300 nm) during the course of which full stop landings at 2 different aerodromes were made in a 24 hour period

Completed 20 hours of VFR cross country flight as PIC on single-engine piston aircraft

Have received at least 10 hours of instrument flight instruction on single-engine piston aircraft

Successfully complete a pre-entry flight assessment with an FIC instructor (this may be completed as part of the application process if required)

* please note that this is in addition to the current EASA requirements

   

 

Employment Particulars

Successful candidates will be employed on a full-time basis by Booker Aviation. This entails a fixed roster of five days per week which may not necessarily be consecutive and which will include some weekend working. Instructors are entitled to 28 days paid holiday per annum. This is inclusive of Bank Holidays which are usually required to be worked if they fall on a usual rostered work day. PPL instructors can expect in the region of £16,000 per annum.

Contact Information

Wycombe Air Park,
Booker, Marlow
Bucks, SL7 3DP

Tel: 01494 443 737

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About Booker Aviation

Booker Aviation has gained its reputation over nearly fifty years as an efficient, friendly and professional flight training organisation.

We offer full modular flight training packages from Private Pilot Licences, through structured hours building, Commercial Pilot Licences, Multi-Engine Piston Ratings and Instrument Rating courses.

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