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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 note

Includes people performing air force training and recreational flight instruction.

Alternative Labels

aviation instructor

flight instruction practitioner

flight instructor

flight simulation instructor

flying instructor

flying trainer

instructor in flight

occupational flight instructor

pilot instructor

pilot trainer

practitioner of flight instruction

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: