This service is aimed for a pilots with an experience on Boeing 737 looking to become instructor SFI for B737. Service can also be interested for a flight school and smaller Boeing 737 operators looking for a freelance TRE B737 with privileges for SFI and TRI B737 assessment of competence.

Boeing 737 SFI is Simulator Instructor

SFI(A) or SFI assessment of competence is a assessment done by an EASA TRE examiner or SFE Examiner on Boeing 737  and all its variants - Boeing 737CL and Boeing 737NG. The aim of the supervised training session is to assess the competence of the Exam candidate to provide the training in simulator towards the specific variant of the Boeing 737. The assessment of the applicant’s competence is described in FCL.920.

SFI certificate is usually the choice for experienced retired pilots or for those who lost medical wishing to instruct towards Boeing 737.

Conditions for obtain of ❤️ SFI B737

Synthetic Flight Instructor - SFI for Boeing 737 shall meet the requirements of FCL.915.SFI and particularly FCL.915.SFI(c). That means he has to  hold or have held a commercial pilot license - CPL(A), multi-pilot license - MPL(A) or airline transport pilot license - ATPL(A). Furhermore have completed the proficiency check for the issue of B737 in an FFS, within the 12 months preceding the application.

Additionally the SFI B737 candidate shall have completed at least 1500 hours of flight time on multi-pilot aeroplanes.

He also have to comply with FCL.915.SFI(c)(2) - to complete, as a pilot or as an observer, within the 12 months preceding the SFI Boeing 737 application, at least:

  • 3 route sectors on the flight deck of any Boeing 737 variant; or
  • 2 line-orientated flight training-based simulator sessions conducted by qualified flight crew on the flight deck of the Boeing 737. These simulator sessions shall include 2 flights of at least 2 hours each between 2 different aerodromes, and the associated pre-flight planning and de-briefing.

Privileges of SFI Boeing 737

In accordance with FCL.905.SFI synthetic flight instructor - SFI for Boeing 737, can provide simulator training for issue or renewal of type rating for Boeing 737 variants. In addition a SFI B737 can provide the training for the parts of the MPL(A) training for Boeing 737 provided he meets the requirements of FCL.905.SFI(c)(3).

The equivalent of SFI Boeing 737 is the instructor certificate TRI Boeing 737 restricted to training in simulator - so-called TRI B737 FSTD-restricted.

The privileges of a SFI B737 include privileges to conduct Evidence Based Training practical assessment at an EBT operator, provided that the instructor complies with the requirements of Annex III (Part-ORO) to Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 for EBT instructor standardisation at that EBT operator.

SFI Training on Boeing 737

Applicant for synthetic flight instructor - SFI(A) for Boeing 737 shall attend flight training provided in accordance with FCL.930.SFI. Flight training in accordance with FCL.930.SFI can be provided by approved training organization only and consists of:

  • FSTD part of the Boeing 737 typerating training
  • relevant parts of TRI training in simulator representing Boeing 737
  • 3 hours of simulator training 

Restricted SFI privileges

The privileges of SFI B737 are restricted in accordance with FCL.910.SFI to the FTD 2/3 or FFS of the aircraft type in which the SFI training course was taken. The SFI privileges may be extended to other FSTDs representing further types of aeroplanes if the holders have:

  • completed the simulator content of the relevant type rating course;
  • completed the relevant parts of the technical training and the FSTD content of the flight instruction syllabus of the applicable TRI course;
  • conducted on a complete type rating course at least 3 hours of flight instruction related to the duties of an SFI on the applicable type under the supervision and to the satisfaction of a TRE or an SFE qualified for this purpose.

The privileges of the SFI B737 shall be extended to further variants in accordance with the OSD if the SFI has completed the type relevant parts of the technical training and the FSTD content of the flight instruction syllabus of the applicable TRI course.

Instructing for TRI or SFI Certitificate

An Instructor is authorized to instruct towards the TRI B737 or SFI B737 certificates provided he meets the requirements of FCL.905.TRI(b). Instructor has to have at least 50 hours of instructional experience as a TRI or SFI in accordance with this Part-FCL or Ec 965/2012. In addition he has conducted the flight instruction syllabus of the relevant part of the TRI training course according to point FCL.930.TRI(a)(3) to the satisfaction of the head of training of an ATO.

Training in an aeroplane is not a requirement for the issue of an SFI B737 or a TRI B737 certificate. In order to deliver effective UPRT, it is beneficial for the instructor to have first-hand experience of the critical psychological and physiological human factors, which might be present during recoveries from developed upsets. These human factors (effects of unusual acceleration, such as variations from normal 1G flight, the difficulty to perform counter-intuitive actions, and the management of the associated stress response) can only be experienced during training in an aeroplane because FFSs are not capable of reproducing sustained accelerations. Completion of the advanced UPRT course in accordance with FCL.745.A would provide such experience and is therefore useful for instructors providing instruction for the issue of a TRI or an SFI certificate.

Assessment of Competence - SFI Boeing 737

Future synthetic flight instructor - SFI on Boeing 737 shall demonstrate his abilities and competence to provide the training towards Boeing 737 300 - 900 variants in accordance with FCL.935.TRI. AMC4 FCL.935 mandates the assessment should consist of at least 3 hours of flight instruction related to the duties of an SFI on the applicable FFS or FTD 2/3.

Boeing 737 SFI Training