This service is aimed for a pilots with an experience on Bombardier CRJ Series looking to become instructor SFI for CL65. Service can also be interested for a flight school and smaller Bombardier CL65 operators looking for a freelance TRE CL65 with privileges for SFI and TRI CL65 assessment of competence.

Bombardier CRJ SFI ➡️ Synthetic Flight Instructor

SFI(A) or SFI assessment of competence is a assessment done by an EASA TRE examiner or SFE Examiner on Bombardier CRJ Series  and all its variants - CRJ100 200CRJ700 900, CRJ1000, Challenger CL850, 870, 890. 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 constituting into the common CL65 typerating endorsement. 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 Bombardier CRJ.

Conditions for obtain of ❤️ SFI  Bombardier CL65 - CRJ

Synthetic Flight Instructor - SFI for Bombardier CRJ 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 Bombardier CL65 in an FFS, within the 12 months preceding the application.

Additionally the SFI CL65 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 CRJ Series application, at least:

  • 3 route sectors on the flight deck of any variant constituting into the CL65 typerating; or
  • 2 line-orientated flight training-based simulator sessions conducted by qualified flight crew on the flight deck of the Bombardier CRJ. 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 Bombardier CL65

In accordance with FCL.905.SFI synthetic flight instructor - SFI for Bmbardier CRJ, can provide simulator training for issue or renewal of type rating for variants of CRJ Series. In addition a SFI CL65 can provide the training for the parts of the MPL(A) training for Bombardier CRJ provided he meets the requirements of FCL.905.SFI(c)(3).

The equivalent of SFI CL65 is the instructor certificate TRI CL65 restricted to training in simulator - so-called TRI CL65 FSTD-restricted.

SFI Training on CRJ Series

Applicant for synthetic flight instructor - SFI(A) for Bombardier CRJ Series 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 CL65 typerating training
  • relevant parts of TRI training in simulator representing Bombardier CRJ
  • 3 hours of simulator training 

Restricted SFI privileges

The privileges of SFI CL65 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 CL65 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 CL65 or SFI CL65 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 CL65 or a TRI CL65 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 Bombardier CRJ

Future synthetic flight instructor - SFI on Bombardier CRJ Series shall demonstrate his abilities and competence to provide the training towards Bombardier CRJ Series  and all its variants - CRJ100 200CRJ700 900, CRJ1000, Challenger CL850, 870, 890 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.

SFI Bombardier CRJ