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The Flight Instructor Ratings may be the most important ones you can achieve. Being an instructor means that you can share your piloting skills and passion for flying with someone else. An instructor is highly influential in promoting aviation, and is the front line for promoting safe piloting in a complex and rapidly changing industry. Our instructor training is dedicated to producing professional-quality teachers of flight.

Achieving your Certified Flight Instructor ratings means you have demonstrated a level of flying ability and knowledge such that you are now qualified to teach others and be paid for it. Many career pilots use Flight Instruction as a great way to build time flying while getting paid.

There are three primary categories of Certified Flight Instructor, each requiring different criteria:


  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

  • Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFII)

  • Multi Engine Instructor (MEI)


Instructional Areas Covered

In addition to the piloting specifics for the instructor rating sought (FAR 61.187), instructor training covers:


  • The learning process

  • Elements of effective teaching

  • Student evaluation and testing

  • Course development

  • Lesson planning

  • Classroom training techniques


Eligibility Requirements for Instructors Rating


  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language

  • Commercial Pilot certificate with an instrument rating or Airline Transport Pilot certificate

  • Aircraft category and class rating appropriate to the instructor rating

  • At least 15 hours pilot in command experience in the appropriate aircraft

  • Training applicable to the flight instructor rating being sought

  • A logbook endorsement from an instructor

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