CFI | Flight Instructor Course

Be a Certified Flight Instructor in Just 3 weeks

Save up to 40% versus the competition and be a fully accredited CFI in just 3 weeks

Next cohort starts Dec 3rd, 2018 
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Course Standard CFI ASE (Initial Issue) - Single Engine
Duration 3 Weeks (2 week course + 1 week for Checkride prep)
Ground School Up to 80 Hours
Flight Instruction 10 Hours plus 2 Hours Spin Training
Tuition From $4160 (see pricing section)
Class Size Maximum 8 Students Per Class

Flight Instructor - Single Engine

This CFI course is designed to take a Commercial Pilot single or multi engine airplane certificate holder to the completion of the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Certificate training in just 14 days.

Checkride is scheduled and completed in the 3rd week

Most airline pilots and other professional pilots have “cut their teeth” as flight instructors. There is really no other better option than being a flight instructor to gain all that experience and flight time necessary to advance on to the other professional pilot careers, like airline pilot jobs.

Prerequisites

  • A current FAA Commercial Pilot certificate (or ATP) with Airplane Category (ASEL or AMEL)
  • A minimum of class III medical certificate, valid. Basic Med is acceptable.
  • FIA and FOI exam passed (preferred, but not required), or Ground Instructor in lieu of FOI.

Course Structure

Our CFI initial course is a very detailed, thorough and hands-on course, and requires a lot of hard work and dedication on the part of the applicant as well as the instructors. The course is about 60-80 hours of ground school, and 10-12 hours of flight training. You need to keep in mind that the CFI training is about being able to teach aviation, both on the ground and in flight. This course is not about your piloting skills. We understand that you already hold at least a commercial pilot certificate, hence you already have mastered the art of flying. Now it is about mastering the art of teaching aviation.

This is the reason why the CFI course is always ground heavy. The 60+ hours of ground school includes all the subject areas covered in the Fundamentals of Instruction and the Flight Instructor Aeronautical Knowledge. You will have to spend a lot of time yourself for self study, and also practice teaching on other students while your instructor is supervising. By the time you are ready for your FAA checkride you will have gained all the knowledge and confidence necessary to qualify as a flight instructor and teach others how to fly.

The Flight portion of the course includes all the Private, Commercial and CFI maneuvers, with you teaching from the right seat. The course also includes the required spin awareness, entry and recovery techniques. At the completion of the course you will have all the skill and confidence necessary to teach another pilot while sitting in the right seat of an airplane.

Typical Training Day

A typical training day includes 2 ground training sessions of about 3-4 hours duration with your ground instructor, and one flight schedule of about 1-2 hour duration with your flight instructor, and another 3-4 hour session of self study, video session and lesson plan preparation and research work. By the end of the training you will be ready to hit the bed to get a good night’s sleep to be ready for the next day’s routine.

Checkride

In most cases the CFI applicants will take their CFI checkride with a local Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE).

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Standard CFI ASE

CFI ASE (Initial Issue) - Single Engine Cessna 172
$ 4160
  • CFI Ground School (upto 80 Hours)
  • Dual - Right seat CFI Training
  • Spin Training - Cessna 172
  • Pre-Post briefings and Lesson Plans, Reference Materials
  • Rental (2 hours) for CFI ASE Checkride

Standard CFI ASE

CFI ASE (Initial Issue) - Single Engine Arrow
$ 5000
  • CFI Ground School (upto 80 Hours)
  • Dual - Right seat CFI Training
  • Spin Training - Cessna 172
  • Pre-Post briefings and Lesson Plans, Reference Materials
  • Rental (2 hours) for CFI ASE Checkride
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Standard CFI AME

CFI AME (Initial Issue) - Multi Engine
$ 6200
  • CFI Ground School (upto 80 Hours)
  • Dual Beechcraft Duchess (10 Hours) - Right seat CFI Training
  • Spin Training - Cessna 172
  • Pre-Post briefings and Lesson Plans, Reference Materials
  • Rental (2 hours) for CFI ASE Checkride

Additional Costs (as applicable)

Books $100
$100
$800
From $200/week
From $30/night

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