Take teaching further.
Design Feature Endorsements allow you to expand your capacity to fly aircraft with different special features. A Design Feature Training Endorsement allows you to conduct flight training for any Design Feature Endorsements that you hold. The training follows the CASA syllabus. It includes both ground theory and practical flight training to expand your teaching abilities and skillset.
Our Diamond DA40 aircraft have Manual Pitch Propeller Control (MPPC), making this a very popular and handy Design Feature to both hold and be able to teach. Other popular Design Features include Tail Wheel and Retractable Undercarriage. For pilots who have the relevant Design Feature Endorsements, but don’t yet have their Flight Instructor Rating (FIR), we offer a combined Basic Flight Instructor Rating (FIR) package. Schedule a meeting with one of our aviation career specialists to discuss whether this is the right course for you.
To complete this course you will need to hold a current PPL or CPL. If you haven’t yet completed a Flight Instructor Rating (FIR), you will need to choose the Basic FIR course package. Your orientation will include an introduction to the airport, airspace, aircraft fleet, LTF processes and policies, and our facilities.
The ground school component replicates the relevant Design Feature Endorsement syllabus, with additional competencies to include pre-flight briefing demonstration and read back as well as long brief demonstration and read back.
Practical flight training includes 3 hours of dual instruction in an aircraft, covering the concepts learnt during the ground theory and simulator training course components.
The Design Feature Training Endorsement flight test is a 1.0 - 1.5 hour solo flight demonstrating all aspects of the course training syllabus.
Safe & Seamless Training.
Every student pilot should enjoy flying. Learn To Fly is constantly creating resources to help students do just that. Not only modern aircraft, but also facilities, experienced instructors and curriculums to create magical learning experiences and make every moment of air time worth it.
Our GraduateFreddy Fuentes
“There are a number of design features that are handy for pilots to hold. Learn To Fly’s Diamond DA40 aircraft have MPPC (Manual Pitch Propeller Control). So completing the Design Feature Training Endorsement for MPPC allows me to teach students and gain more flight hours in that aircraft. Learn To Fly’s courses are very thorough, with great instructors and excellent equipment to learn on.”