Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

AVS Requirements prior to Nov 2009:

Part-time Instructor

Minimum requirements are:

  • Federal Aviation Administration Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Certificate with aircraft category rating appropriate to the course being taught (eg: CFI: Airplane for Airplane Private Ground or CFI: Helicopter for Helicopter private Ground).
  • OR
  • Federal Aviation Administration Certified Advanced Ground Instructor Certificate

Revised Date: 06/27/2002

AVS Instructor

Must comply with FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) requirements for instruction under Part 141 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. These requirements include Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor Certificate with ratings appropriate to the courses being taught (usually Instrument Instructor and Multi-Engine Instructor ratings for airplanes).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Recommendation by a Chief Instructor for whom the applicant has instructed and demonstrated instructional skills in a 141 proficiency check for the syllabus being used
  • At least 50 hours of duel flight instruction given

For helicopters, completion of a Robinson Factory Safety Course

Plus at least one of the following, with preference given to those with more:

  • Experience as a Chief of Assistant Chief Instructor
  • AT least 5 students graduated with at least and 80% pass-first-time rate
  • A minimum of 200 hours of dual-given
  • Previous classroom teaching experience (PCC experience preferred)
  • Graduate from PCC’s AVS program (Honor students preferred)
  • Outstanding performance on the pre-assignment evaluation below
  • For helicopters, an instrument rating (all airplane instructors have this rating)
  • Participation in the FAA “Wings” safety program

Pre-Assignment Evaluations

  • A pre-assignment evaluation will be accomplished in the form of an interview and sample ground and flight lesson. These will stress the fundamentals of instruction and the impact of attitudes and instruction on safety. The Department Chair will conduct the ground portion of the interview and either the Department Chair of the Chief Instructor, as appropriate, will conduct the flight portion.

Revised Date: 07/23/2001

Recommendations in FAA document: p. 713. Ensure that the following regulatory initiative’s for AMT’s are taken:

  • As there is no certification requirement beyond a current Airman’s Certificate (A&P) to teach in Part 147 schools, instructional standards and quality are often questioned. Establish qualification, certification, and recurrent training requirements for instructors who teach in FAR Part 147 approved AMT schools.

Revised Date: 08/1993