CERTIFICATED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

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Becoming a Flight Instructor is no easy journey. It requires mastery of knowledge and skill. But most importantly it requires persistence. By becoming a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), you will equip yourself with the ability to help others grow their wings or help fellow pilots stay sharp. A CFI certificate is required to teach other pilot certificate applicants, conduct flight reviews, determine aircraft proficiency, or do insurance checkouts.

Training to become a CFI will take you on a journey through human behavior and learning theory. You will also revisit and reinforce your understanding of everything you’ve mastered as a certificated pilot. CFIs are required to have mastery of fundamental knowledge areas and to train rigorously to refine and master previously learned information.

As a CFI you also have the opportunity to share the cockpit with aspiring aviators, presenting a platform where you can reinforce the knowledge you’ve gained and mastered throughout your aviation journey. Over time, this repetitive reinforcing will help you establish a foundation of polished skill and knowledge to take anywhere aviation brings you.

Further milestones may be met within the category of flight instructor, earning you different types of certifications:

  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI): A flight instructor for single-engine aircraft
  • Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII): A flight instructor that teaches instrument flying
  • Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI): A flight instructor for multi-engine aircraft

 

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

— Leonardo da Vinci

CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR PREREQUISITES:

 

  • 18 Years of age to solo

  • Hold either a Commercial Pilot Certificate or ATP and an instrument rating

  • Have logged at least 250 hours of flight time

  • Must have an FAA 3rd class medical

  • Pass the required FAA knowledge tests

  • Pass FAA Private Pilot written exam

  • Must be proficient in the English language

CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR FIRST STEPS:

 

  • Meet with an instructor
  • Select a ground school or self-study course (after talking with your instructor)
  • Schedule your first flight
  • Acquire the necessary supplies
  • Understand your budget and schedule constraints

CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR TRAINING EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Work with a 2 year instructor to master the instructional process
  • Teach current Private Pilot clients with instructor supervision
  • Learn to fly and master all PPL and CPL maneuvers for the right seat

CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR PRIVILEGES:

 

  • Provide dual instruction
  • Help others grow wings

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
LET’S FLY!