If you currently hold a Flight Instructor Rating (FIR).

The Flight Instructor Rating is a genuine career starter. With it, you can start with Grade 3, and work your way up to Grade 1 or even Chief Flying Instructor.

Then, as an instructor, you can build your flying hours, which will make you more attractive to the airlines. This is just the tip of the iceberg so we wanted to share our top 5 ways a Flight Instructor Rating can benefit your pilot career.

1. Secure Your First Job with Greater Ease

The Flight Instructor Rating is required to be held by Commercial Pilot Licence holders to be employed as a flight instructor for the purpose of delivering training to students.

If you are interested in becoming a flight instructor, then you are in luck-flight instructors are in high demand right now and are expected to remain so for many years to come. It is an easy way to land your very first flying job.

2. Build Your Career Path

Pilots choose to become a flight instructor for many reasons. It's can be a dream job and a primary source of income, and it's the next step on the way to becoming an airline pilot.

Airlines do prefer pilots who are equipped with a Flight Instructor Rating as the concepts that the instructing environment deploys are similar to cockpit resource management. Besides, check and training positions within airlines also require an FIR.