Initial Flight Instructor

Do you wish to share your passion of aviation with others in a unique way? Do you have the people skills necessary to work closely with individuals in an educational setting? Students look to aviation instructors as authorities

in their respective areas. It is important that aviation instructors not only know how to teach, but they also need to project a knowledgeable and professional image. In addition, aviation instructors are on the front lines of efforts to improve the safety record of the industry. In training to be an Initial Certified Flight Instructor you will be training to become a professional educator in the specialized area of flight. At the same time you will hone your flying skills to the highest level. The core of the training will focus on the fundamentals of instructing, regulations and documentation, preparing and presenting lesson plans both in the classroom and in the aircraft, and assessment skills.

Training will consist of both classroom sessions on the ground as well as sessions in the aircraft. Flights will consist of both instructional flights and solo flights. Upon completion of the training you will take a license exam.

What Can You Do With An Initial Certified Flight Instructor Certificate?

An Initial Certified Flight Instructor may provide both knowledge and flight training to those seeking a Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot license. Additional privileges include providing pilot supervision, pilot proficiency, and additional training in different aircraft makes and models.

Minimum Requirements To Obtain An Initial Certified Flight Instructor Certificate:

        1.) Commercial Pilot License

        2.) At least 15 hours of Pilot In Command time in the category and class of aircraft to be used for the flight exam

        3.) FAA Medical Certificate

        4.) Two FAA Written Exams

        5.) FAA Flight Exam

Keep in mind that the above are the minimum requirements set forth by the FAA. Multiple factors will determine the actual number of hours necessary to complete the training.


Instrument Flight Instructor

     Expand your instructing privileges to include instrument training. In training you will learn everything necessary to thoroughly and competently teach instrument flying skills. At the same time you will hone your own instrument flying skills to the highest level.

Training will consist of both classroom sessions on the ground as well as sessions both in the flight simulator and in the aircraft. All flights will be training flights with an instructor on board. Upon completion of the training you will take a license exam.

What Can You Do With An Instrument Certified Flight Instructor Certificate?

An Instrument Certified Flight Instructor is afforded the same privileges as an Initial Certified Flight Instructor, and in addition may provide both knowledge and flight training to those seeking an Instrument Rating. Additional privileges include providing pilot supervision, pilot proficiency, and additional training in different make and model aircraft specific to Instrument Flying operations.

Minimum Requirements To Obtain An Instrument Certified Flight Instructor Certificate:

        1.) Certified Flight Instructor Certificate (Initial)

        2.) At least 5 hours of Pilot-In-Command time in the category and class of aircraft to be used for the flight exam

        3.) FAA Medical Certificate

        4.) FAA Written Exam

        5.) FAA Flight Exam

Keep in mind that the above are the minimum requirements set forth by the FAA. Multiple factors will determine the actual number of hours necessary to complete the training.


Multi-Engine Flight Instructor

     Expand your instructing privileges to include multi-engine aircraft. In training you will learn everything necessary to thoroughly and competently teach multi-engine flying skills. At the same time you will hone your own multi-engine flying skills to the highest level.

Training will consist of both classroom sessions on the ground as well as sessions both in the flight simulator and in the aircraft. All flights will be training flights with an instructor on board. Upon completion of the training you will take a license exam.

What Can You Do With A Multi-Engine Certified Flight Instructor Certificate?

A Multi-Engine Certified Flight Instructor is afforded the same privileges as an Initial Certified Flight Instructor (or Instrument Certified Flight Instructor, if applicable), and in addition may provide both knowledge and flight training to those seeking a Multi-Engine rating.  Additional privileges include providing pilot supervision, pilot proficiency, and additional training in different aircraft makes and models specific to Multi-Engine operations.

Minimum Requirements To Obtain A Multi-Engine Certified Flight Instructor Certificate:

        1.) Certified Flight Instructor Certificate (Initial)

        2.) At least 15 hours of Pilot In Command time in the category and class of aircraft to be used for the flight exam

        3.) FAA Medical Certificate

        4.) FAA Flight Exam

Keep in mind that the above are the minimum requirements set forth by the FAA. Multiple factors will determine the actual number of hours necessary to complete the training.