How much experience does my Flight Instructor have?

Flight Instructor experience and seniority is divided into three grades numbered 1 through 3, with Grade 1 being the highest. An instructor’s progression to a higher grade is based on achieving at least the required number of flying instruction hours as well as satisfactory reviews. Several hundreds of hours are involved in this process.
In addition to this, instructors often undertake other ratings and endorsements, fly recreationally and participate in other flying activities. Consequently their total flying hours is likely to be much greater than just their instruction hours, as will be their overall flying experience. Several of Learn To Fly Melbourne’s instructors have total flying hours in the thousands, and even some in the tens of thousands!