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Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) Training Course

You've learned it, now you want to help others learn it.  The flight instructor's certificate is the ticket you need to proceed.    Let us help.  Our FAA Part 61 CFI course is just what you need to become a CFI. 

The major emphasis in the CFI program is learning how to teach and how to develop lesson plans, syllabuses, and a library of training materials.  During the ground school portion of the course you will build a personalized training manual and teach every lesson required from the student level to CFI candidate.  It is a fun, but demanding challenge that will teach you much about flying.  If you really want to learn a subject, teach it to someone else.  If you want to really learn aviation, become a flight instructor.

The flying portion of the course consists of moving to the right seat and being able to fly all the private and commercial level maneuvers to PTS tolerances.  Most CFI candidates master these requirements in short order.  The practical test for your initial CFI certificate is conducted by an FAA inspector and requires a complex airplane.  The CFI certificate for airplanes can carry the Airplane Single Engine, Airplane Multi-engine, and/or Instrument Airplane ratings.  These additional ratings are added to the CFI certificate in the same manner as there are earned for your commercial pilot certificate, via a practical test.  The practical test for this rating is typically conducted by a designated examiner.

Here is an interesting fact.  Your initial CFI certificate can be issued with only the instrument rating.  With that, you would be able to give instrument flight instruction, but not able to solo a student pilot!  Most people do not become a CFI-I first, but it is possible if your interest is in providing instrument flight training.  Otherwise, the Airplane Single Engine or Airplane Multi-engine rating should be first.

Estimated Cost:

Flight Instructor Initial Certification using school aircraft Typical Hours Rate Cost
Dual Flight Hours, ASEL Complex rental 5 $90.00 $450.00
Flight Instructor Hours 7.5 $35.00 $262.50
Solo Flight Hours, ASEL Complex rental 15 $90.00 $1,350.00
Ground Instuction Course Tuition     $300.00
Training Materials     $250.00
Knowledge Exam Fee (FOE & CFI)     $160.00
Flight Test Examiner's Fee (Initial Certification at FAA)     $0.00
Flight Test Airplane Rental 4 $90.00 $360.00
Total     $2,612.50