DHC8 – Q400 Synthetic Flight Instructor Course (SFI)

The Initial DHC8 – Q400 Synthetic Flight Instructor Course (SFI), is designed to train you to the level of proficiency necessary, to enable you operate as SFI on DHC8 – Q400 . The course is designed to give adequate training to the applicant in theoretical knowledge instruction; flight instruction and synthetic flight instruction in order to instruct for DHC8 – Q400 trainings.

2 weeks


35 hours


10 hours

Next intake

Upon Request

What are the entry requirements in the DHC8 – Q400 Synthetic Flight Instructor Course (SFI) ?

In order to ensure consistent proficiency at the end of the course, certain qualifications are required for entry.

  1. Hold (or have held) a CPL(A) or ATPL(A) in the appropriate aircraft category
  2. Have completed within a period of 12 months a proficiency check as set out in Appendix I to PART FCL on a flight simulator of the applicable type
  3. Have completed 1500 hours flight time as a pilot on multi-pilot airplanes
  4. Have been as an observer in 3 route sectors on the flight deck of the applicable aircraft type or have completed 2 line orientated flight training based simulator sessions conducted by qualified flight crew on the flight deck of the applicable type. These simulator sessions shall include 2 flights between 2 different aerodromes with duration of at least 2 hours each, and the associated preflight planning and debriefing.

What does the DHC8 – Q400 Synthetic Flight Instructor Course (SFI) include?


The DHC8 – Q400 Initial SFI Course, comprises of 3 phases in total:

  1. Theoretical Knowledge Instruction of 35 hours in total. During this phase, you will attend the 25 hours Core Course – Teaching & Learning – as well as the Technical Training, which has a duration of 10 hours.
  2. The Simulator Training, comprises of 10 hours of Full Flight Simulator (FFS).
  3. At the end of your course, you will have to pass an Assessment of Competence (AoC) on DHC8 – Q400 FFS, by an Type Rating Examiner.

How much does the DHC8 – Q400 Synthetic Flight Instructor Course (SFI) cost?

TAE Aviation Academy offers a training package which includes the planning, fees and administration of the course. More analytically:

  • Training Material
  • Theoretical Ground School
  • Simulator Training
  • TRI’s fees & expenses for both the Ground School and the Simulator training
  • TRE’s fees & expenses
  • Administration support and relevant certification issuance

The EASA Initial DHC8 – Q400 SFI Course cost depends on the location of the simulator training, as well as the number of participants. Please contact one of our experts to get more information on the pricing of the DHC8 – Q400 SFI Course.

Do you offer DHC8 – Q400 SFI Course, approved by DGCA or other ICAO CAAs?

TAE Aviation Academy S.A., offers tailored type rating solutions for individuals or Airline Companies. DGCA approved courses are also provided, as well as from other Civil Aviation Authorities worldwide. If you have any inquiry, our team of experts, would be glad to guide you accordingly.

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