Non-flying Synthetic Flight Instructor (SFI)

Castle Donington, England, United Kingdom · Pilots · MDSFINF


Ryanair, Europe's favourite airline have a unique opportunity Non-Flying Flight Instructors (SFI) to join our training department at one of our ATO locations throughout Europe.

We have a team of more than 15,000 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Europe’s No.1 on-time performance and have an industry leading 34-year safety record. We currently have exciting opportunities for Synthetic Flight Instructors within our industry recognised Flight Training Department.

Deployed at Ryanair’s East Midlands, Stansted Training Centre in the UK, Bergamo in Italy, or other Ryanair ATO locations you will be delivering the highest quality of both classroom and simulator instruction to new entry and existing pilots. This will be a combination of Boeing 737 Type Rating Training within our ATO and airline recurrent training.

These are non-flying contract positions with outstanding remuneration and lifestyle opportunities. In addition to the daily remuneration rate, positioning flights and accommodation will also be provided whilst travelling to conduct the rostered duty. The role would be particularly suited to pilots from all over Europe who no longer hold a valid medical or who have recently retired from airline operations.

**Please note that this a non-flying position** The successful candidates must be highly motivated and dedicated to providing excellent training. Instructors will need to be able to adapt to a wide range of student experience levels and use their initiative to resolve issues that may while completing their duties.

Strong verbal communication skills are essential, and the candidate must have excellent knowledge of CRM, aircraft systems and the importance of SOPs.

Principal Duties

Simulator Duties:

Theoretical Training:


Essential requirements

Desirable Requirements

Candidates must possess all the essential requirements listed above. Further training and qualifications, such as SFI certificates and / or Type Ratings, will be provided for successful candidates if required.



Excellent daily rate

Choose a roster that suits your life-style

Flexible Base

Hotels and flights provided

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