CFI Academy was founded in April 1998 and has been in the business of teaching new Flight Instructors since. We are imitated often but never outperformed. Here are a few facts that help us maintain the lead.
Since 1998 we have been dedicated to training the best Flight Instructors in the industry. Our instructor staff is not your typical “paying their dues on the way to airline” type. Our chief instructor has been teaching the CFI classes for almost 25 years now.
In a typical month, our instructors train and recommend about 20-25 checkride applicants for CFI, CFII, MEI, Multi-Engine, Commercial, and Seaplane courses. We maintain an overall first-attempt pass rate of over 90%. Even if there is a retest involved, we still get most of the applicants done within the projected timeframe.
We maintain excellent relationships with our training partners. Dedicated DPEs help with consistent checkride scheduling availability, and minimize the delays in training completion. Aircraft mechanics help keep the training fleet up and running 7 days a week. These relationships help us deliver on time training and checkrides.
Our training facility at Lodi Airport, just south of Sacramento, CA is a self sustaining setup. The flight instructor applicants live on-campus in our custom built building. On site showers, bath, laundry facility, huge kitchen, outside BBQ area and close proximity to fast food and grocery stores. Our maintenance facility is also located on the airport.
Well maintained and properly equipped training fleet is a must for a successful outcome of any flight training course. On site maintenance facility helps keep the downtime to the minimum. We utilize Cessna, Piper, and Beechcraft airplanes for the land certifications and a Lake Buccaneer for seaplane ratings.
CFI Academy is located in the Central Valley of California. Just south of state capitol, Sacramento, there is a small town of Lodi, CA. Lodi is famous for vineyards and breweries. It is almost an extension to the famous Napa region of California.
Lodi airport is privately owned and located in a small subdivision of Acampo.
Our Value Proposition
Fixed cost ground training leads to quality and predictable training costs. Customized training syllabus, one-on-one guidance, and mentorship. Help with lesson plan preparation and reference material organization.
We guarantee the best ground and flight training at a predetermined set cost.
On-time course completion. Whether single course or combination courses. Commercial plus CFI, CFI land and sea.
Networking and Metorship
Help with job placement, and career advancement. Lifetime warranty.
We do not train for checkrides. We train self-sufficient flight instructors. Teaching is an entirely separate field, and we help you become the teachers of aviation.