Instrument Flight Instructor Ground Training
An instrument flight instructor is expected to have extensive knowledge of instrument flying. Since instrument flight instructor candidates already have an instrument rating on their pilot certificate, they are assumed to have a good knowledge base. Ground training will be a lot of review with emphasis on how to teach the material.
You may accomplish the ground training requirements for the instrument flight instructor certificate through one-on-one ground instruction, a home study course, a ground school class, or a combination of the above.
Instrument Flight Instructor Flight Training
Instrument flight instructor candidates will fly IFR maneuvers and procedures from the instructor’s seat of the airplane. They will practice teaching as their instructor simulates being a student.
Candidates who are instrument current and proficient will have an advantage in training. Less time will need to be spent on polishing flight skills and knowledge, so training will progress more quickly.
Instrument flight instructor certificate training requirements are outlined in the FAA regulations. Northway Aviation conducts instrument flight instructor training under Part 61 and Part 141 of the regulations.