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.
| Flight Instructor
Initial Certification using school aircraft
|| Typical Hours
| Dual Flight Hours, ASEL Complex
| Flight Instructor Hours
| Solo Flight Hours, ASEL Complex
| Ground Instuction Course Tuition
| Training Materials
| Knowledge Exam Fee (FOE & CFI)
| Flight Test Examiner's Fee (Initial
Certification at FAA)
| Flight Test Airplane Rental