I know we have a few here (yes Craig, I can see you holding your hand up at the back),
In reply to:
so what's involved? What are you taught to teach and what's required in the air?
Basically what's on the BirdMan Instructor Checklist, although that one looks a bit out of date. This is quite bare bones though and a lot of time is spent on the course on the underlying issues. You should see the large amount of notes I wrote around the checklist. The basic outcome is a standard level of instruction and you are evaluated on your teaching.
In the air, you are required to evaluate a students performance and give signals that were briefed on the ground to improve their flight and awareness. I was worried about the in-air evaluation because of my size and skill (especially compared to Jari!) but like I said, he plays a good student!