An applicant for an FTI certificate shall:
(a) hold a flight test rating issued in accordance with FCL.820.
(b) have completed at least 200 hours of category 1 or 2 flight tests.
Privileges and conditions
(a) The privileges of a flight test instructor (FTI) are to instruct, within the appropriate aircraft category, for:
(1) the issue of category 1 or 2 flight test ratings, provided he/she holds the relevant category of flight test rating.
(2) the issue of an FTI certificate, within the relevant category of flight test rating, provided that the instructor has at least 2 years of experience instructing for the issue of flight test ratings.
(b) The privileges of an FTI holding a category 1 flight test rating include the provision of flight instruction also in relation to category 2 flight test ratings.
Revalidation and renewal
Revalidation. For revalidation of an FTI certificate, the applicant shall, within the validity period of the FTI certificate, fulfil one of the following requirements:
(1) complete at least:
(i) 50 hours of flight tests, of which at least 15 hours shall be within the 12 months preceding the expiry date of the FTI certificate and
(ii) 5 hours of flight test flight instruction within the 12 months preceding the expiry date of the FTI certificate or
(2) receive refresher training as an FTI at an ATO. The refresher training shall be based on the practical flight instruction element of the FTI training course, in accordance with FCL.930.FTI(a)(3), and include at least 1 instruction flight under the supervision of an FTI qualified in accordance with FCL.905.FTI(b).
If the FTI certificate has lapsed, the applicant shall receive refresher training as an FTI at an ATO. The refresher training shall comply at least with the requirements of FCL.930.FTI(a)(3).