The Certified Flight Instructor Certificate allows the pilot to teach Private and Commercial students and give biennial flight reviews.

It is a monumental change in the pilots knowledge and responsibilities. Considerable time is spent during ground instruction on subjects such as principles of flight, navigation and flight planning, regulations, aircraft system operations, etc.

While piloting procedures, technical subjects and instructing techniques can be taught, communications with the students from your command position while keeping the aircraft upright, sometimes presents new challenges.

The course, based on 2-3 sessions per week, is normally about 2 ½ months.

How Much Does It Cost?


*Now hold on a moment… that price is using FAA’s absolute minimum training with our current rates. This quote would consider your ability to learn and fly is 100% perfect in every way.

As a professional flight training center, we would be doing you a disservice without letting you know that no student is ready at exactly at the FAA minimum hours. Your hours will vary based on your skills, frequency of flight and effort in studying the materials.

Certified Flight Instructor – Details

Certified Flight Instructor Instrument – Details

FAA Requirements

  • No minimum flight time requirements
  • 18 years of age
  • Commercial pilot certificate
  • Instrument rating

Flight Training Sequence:

  • Fundamentals of instruction
  • Teaching technical subjects
  • Teaching flight maneuvers and procedures
  • Review for the two FAA written tests
  • Review for the FAA checkride

* Note: FAA time requirements are considerably less than the national average. As a member of the United Nations, the United States must publish those times — grossly inadequate for learning to fly in today’s U.S. airspace — as prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). To solve that dilemma, the FAA publishes a practical test standard (PTS) for each certificate and rating, which mandates training to proficiency, not flight time. The national average reflects that requirement.