Flight Instructor Program


The Flight Instructor Certificate (FI) prepares you for the role as a flight instructor. During the course 8-12 week program you will learn how to prepare briefings and conduct practical sessions for flight training. The Flight Instructor Certificate is a good way to gain experience after you have finished your commercial pilot training, and it gives you the opportunity to refine your pilot skills.

  • Duration
    8-12 weeks
  • Tuition fee
    ISK 1.250.000
Course starts
  • Available on request
  • Instructor pool

    After training completion you will be in the Keilir instructor pool

  • 30 flight hours

    On our state-of-the-art Diamond Aircraft fleet

  • All training in English

    All training is conducted in English, the language of aviation.

Flight training

Here we combine the instructional theory and flight training to enhance, demonstrate and instruct the student during all phases of flight. The flight training consist of 30 hours of which 5  hours are to be flown with another flight instructor candidate where they teach each other during flight.

Theoretical training

In this part we will cover most aspects of the instructional technique and theory, psychology, human performance and limitation during instructions, as well as the structure, presentation and lecture technique, with both shorter and longer practice lectures within the classroom.

Entry requirements

One of the two requirements below:

  • EASA PPL(A) with 200 hours of flight time of which 150 hours PIC and CPL(A) or ATPL(A) theory

Additional requirements:

  • 30 hours of flight time on the aircraft class SE piston, of which at least 5 hrs shall be flown within 6 months before the pre-entry flight test
  • 10 hours of instrument flying (5 hours may have been in a flight navigation procedure trainer (FNPT) or a flight simulator)
  • 20 hours PIC cross country, with one 300 nm navigation flight containing two full stop landings at two different airports
  • Passed a pre-entry flight test
  • EASA medical class 1

Price & Financing

Course price

FI – Flight Instructor
The price for the Flight Instructor course is  ISK 1.250.000.

IRI – Instrument Rating Instructor certificate
The full price of the IRI SE course is ISK 435.000, for candidates not holding an FI license.
The price for holders of an FI(A) depends on previous experience, reducing the price of the IRI SE course to as low as ISK 220.000. Additional crediting options are available.

Flight Instructor Refresher Seminar
The refresher seminar costs ISK 25.000.

The study fees are updated on May 2019 and are subject to change.

Aircraft fleet

Keilir Aviation Academy has a fleet consisting entirely of state-of-the-art Diamond aircraft. In contrast to many other flight schools that utilize older aircraft, our planes are up to 50% more fuel-efficient. This is one of the reasons that we can offer training with a very competitive price tag.

Accommodation - short term stay

We have a limited amount of apartments and rooms available for shorter stays and we also cooperate with local Hostels and Bed&Breakfast in the near proximity.

Contact us for more information.

Frequently asked questions

All pilot training will be taught in English (both for Icelandic and International students).

We close for applications one month before the respective course start, i.e if the course starts 1. August we close for applications 1. July.


To fly commercially you will need:

  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
  • Instrument Rating (IR)
  • Multi Engine Rating (ME)
  • Medical class 1

Most companies also require completion of the Airline Transport Pilot License theoretical course (ATPL) and a Multi-crew Cooperation course (MCC).

After completion of the Integrated Professional Pilot Program you will graduate with all of the above licenses and ratings. Please note some airlines require additional requirements and flying experience.


We require payment for the training upfront, however, the tuition fee is divided into multiple installments so you are not required to pay for the full training cost at once. The payment plan can be found in your Training Agreement.

There are multiple ways to finance the pilot training, the most common one is a combination of savings, governmental financial support and/or bank loan.

We are approved for governmental student financial support in Iceland (LIN), Denmark (SU) and Sweden (CSN).

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