flight instructor




Flight instructors train both new and experienced pilots seeking to gain licences or experience in flying new aircraft, how to properly operate an aircraft according to regulations. They teach their students both the theory and practice of how to optimally fly and maintain an airplane, and they observe and evaluate student technique. They also focus on the regulations relating to operational and safety procedures specific to different (commercial) airline aircraft.

Scope notes

Includes people performing air force training and recreational flight instruction.

Alternative label

  • flight simulation instructor

  • pilot trainer

  • flying instructor

  • occupational flight instructor

  • instructor in flight

  • flight instruction practitioner

  • aviation instructor

  • practitioner of flight instruction

  • pilot instructor

  • flying trainer

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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