Manpreet “Prince” Singh is the Chief Flight Instructor at CFI Academy, a flight school specializing in teaching the FAA Flight Instructor courses. He holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Land, and Multi Engine Sea ratings, and a Commercial Pilot certificate with Airplane Single Engine Sea rating. He also holds an FAA Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor Certificate.
Prince has been teaching since 1998, and holds Flight Instructor Airplane Single, Multi-Engine and Instrument Airplane ratings. Besides being a pilot, he also holds FAA Aircraft Mechanic Certificate with both powerplant and airframe ratings, with Inspection Authorization.
Prince has been flying since he was 17. He started in aviation with flying gliders, and is now working on getting Helicopter rating added on to his credentials. With over 5000 hours total flight time, most of which is teaching others, he really has mastered the art of teaching.
He was an assistant chief flight instructor from 1999-2002. In 2002 he took over as the Chief Flight Instructor of a newly established flight training school. In just a few years he was managing one of the largest FAR Part 141 operations in the country.
Prince is also a member with the local FAA FAASTeam; and specializes in teaching the flight instructor initial applicants, and helping students who are having difficulties getting their first solo.
He is a deputy commander with the local Civil Air Patrol squadron and holds the rank of a Captain. He is a qualified instructor, transport mission pilot, FROTC and ROTC qualified pilot and working on becoming a check instructor. He enjoys giving Orientation Rides (O-Rides) to the cadets and teach in the aerospace program.
Prince is involved with the local law enforcement as well. He is a deputy with the Yuba-Sutter County Sheriff’s Department, which provides aerial support to the bi-counties Sheriff’s departments.
He has 3 kids; 8, 6 and 5 year old. They love taking flight training lessons from their dad.
Prince has been a NAFI Master CFI twice – from 2001 to 2005. He is working on getting the designation back once again.
Besides aviation, Prince loves the outdoors; camping, fishing, hiking, target shooting, swimming, or simply relaxing out in the nature. This is what made him move from the bigger cities to Sutter County area. He loves music and can play a few classical Indian musical instruments.