Assistant Flying Instructor (AFI) Training



Martin Kellett became the latest pilot to complete an AFI course in September 2014. Martin’s course was on three axis aircraft and he passed his AFI test with Paul Dewhurst. Tom Hay, our apprentice since 2012, passed his upgrade to Flying Instructor in March 2014. This Winter saw Tom spread his wings and he is now training with another former Kemble Flying Club taught instructor, Richard Foster on the south coast.


Kemble Flying Club is approved by the CAA for provision of Flying Instructor Training.

David Young (Chief Flying Instructor)








“Teaching others is an extraordinarily rewarding privilege especially when you love the subject you are teaching – and it’s a whole lot easier with consenting adults!”


David Young is one of just eleven people in the whole of the U.K. qualified to teach pilots how to teach others to fly microlights.  He is one of just six who can teach on both flexwing and fixedwing microlight aircraft. He retains his passion for the sport and youthful enthusiasm but this is coupled with 30 years experience as a flying instructor and over 8,000 hours of instructional time.

If you already know you want to undertake an Assistant Flying Instructor (AFI) Course then contact David direct for further details.

If you fly and you are tempted by teaching then consider booking an aptitude assessment with David.  He will discuss your experience and motivation, put you into briefing scenarios and fly with you to asses your ability as a pilot and potential as an instructor.  Whatever happens you will have a great day out: the idea though is to confirm that AFI training is what you want to do and then give you the pointers as what to do next.  It could be you are ready to sit the course pre entry tests immediately, or, perhaps you need to develop your flying skills, or theoretical knowledge, a little more before booking that training course.

Experience has shown that trainee instructors who have only just made the grade to start a course struggle to keep up with everything they are supposed to be doing. Much better to lift your game first. The course after all is about teaching you how to teach – it shouldn’t be about teaching you how to fly!  The end objective is to take and pass a Flight Instructor Test with and Examiner of Instructors so you can commence work as an Assistant Flying Instructor.

For details of costs of aptitude assessment, pre entry training, pre entry test and AFI courses click here.