You don’t need to wait for your commercial pilot checkride to enroll in our CFI course. If you have met most of your commercial pilot aeronautical experience requirements, we can help finish off the rest. Yes, both checkrides. And you save time and money.
It takes us about 10 hours of dual to train someone for the right seat flying and teaching. These 10 hours of dual training can be a part of your commercial pilot 250 hour requirement. In 10 hours you will be ready for CFI, so, of course for commercial pilot certification as well.
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.
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.
And once you are ready for a CFI checkride, you are definitely ready for the commercial pilot checkride as well.
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.
Both commercial and CFI checkrides are scheduled pretty much back to back with our DPE. You will take your commercial checkride (from the right seat) and then a day or 2 later take the CFI checkride, again, from the right seat. This really helps with the confidence for the CFI checkride. Any weaknesses are caught in the commercial checkride process, which ensures that you are 100% ready for the CFI practical test.
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