Flight examiner - FE(A)

Flight training in order to obtain flight examiner FE(A) certificate must be provided by a flight school in accordance with an approved training course provided by so-called approved training organization (EASA flight school). Aviation training generally consists of theoretical knowledge instruction - ground school training as well as practical part. Flight training in order to obtain flight examiner FE(A) certificate is usually called examiner standardization

Flight examiner requirements

A EASA flight examiner FE(A) candidate must meet requirements outlined in Regulation No 1178/2011, Part FCL - FCL.1010 and AMC1 FCL.1010.

Pursuant to FCL.1005.FE, the EASA flight examiner FE(A) can administer practical flight exams, license skill tests - LST, and license proficiency checks - LPC.

Light aircraft pilot license - LAPL(A)

A flight examiner FE(A) candidate wishing to be authorized for license skill tests (LST) for light aircraft pilot license LAPL(A) must prove at least 500 hours as pilot in command flying airplanes or touring motor gliders, with at least 100 hours also providing flight training as flight instructor.

Private pilot license - PPL(A)

A flight examiner FE(A) candidate wishing to administer license skill tests (LST) for PPL(A) private pilot license must prove at least 1000 hours as pilot in command flying airplanes or touring motor gliders, with at least 500 hours also providing flight training as a flight instructor.

EASA Flight examiner FE(A) authorized to provide private pilot license - PPL(A) license skill test can also administer light aircraft pilot license - LAPL(A) license skill test, however, not commercial pilot license - CPL(A) license skill test.

Commercial pilot license - CPL(A)

A flight examiner FE(A) candidate wishing to administer license skill tests (LST) for CPL(A) license must prove at least 2000 hours as pilot in command flying airplanes or touring motor gliders, with at least 1000 hours also providing flight training as flight instructor.

Flight examiner FE(A) authorized to provide private pilot license - CPL(A) skill test can also administer light aircraft pilot license - LAPL(A) skill test, and private pilot license - PPL(A) skill test.

EASA Flight examiner training

EASA flight examiner FE(A) candidate must undertake a flight examiner standardization course pursuant to FCL.1015. The examiner training is provided either by a national aviation authority, or by an EASA flight school - ATO.

The flight examiner standardization course consists of theoretical knowledge instruction - groundschool as well as practical training part and includes at least:

  • 2 license skill tests – LST, license proficiency checks – LPC for qualifications, ratings or pilot license which the flight examiner FE(A) applicant intends to obtain rating for;
  • training focused on legal requirements, regulations, operations, and documentations of license skill tests – LST, license proficiency checks – LPC, and assessments of competence – AOC;
  • training focused on state-level administrative procedures, GDPR, responsibilities, and insurance;
  • training focused on procedures in case license skill test - LST, license proficiency check - LPC, or assessment of competence - AOC, is provided by a flight examiner - FE(A) from a different country than the applicant's country of issuance;
  • explanation on how to access all the aforementioned documents in case of need.

Flight examiner FE(A) certificate holders must not administer license skill tests – LST, license proficiency checks – LPC), or assessments of competence – AoC, in case their state of license issue (SOLI) differs from the applicant's country of issuance - state of license issue (SOLI), unless the flight examiner FE(A) is familiar with up to date information concerning state-level procedures of the applicant's country of issuance - state of license issue (SOLI).

EASA Flight examiner – FE(A) assessment of competence

After finishing the training, the flight examiner candidate has to pass the examiner assessment of competence for future flight examiner FE(A) privileges.

Pursuant to FCL.1020, the flight examiner FE(A) candidate must demonstrate his skills, proficiency and competence to an national aviation authority inspector or a senior examiner, who is authorized to administer the assessment of competence by a respective national aviation authority to provide license skill test - LST, license proficiency check - LPC, or assessment of competence - AoC.

ICAO English Exam can become a part of examiner assessment of competence. We offer this option with our partner company Aero Language.

The certificates issued by Aero Language are in accordance with both ICAO and EASA requirements. Most ICAO and EASA member states accept Aero Language's ICAO English certificates without restrictions.

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OUR TIP: ICAO English Exam can be a part of practical flight exam or a part of examiner assessment of competence.