Initial Certified Flight Instructor (Airplane Single Engine)

Are you ready to be a CFI? Sharing the joy of flying with others is incredibly rewarding. The CFI check ride is likely the hardest you will ever take, because the FAA sets very high standards for those entrusted with teaching new students. Our initial CFI course is very thorough and will set you up for success on your check ride.

This course is intended for commercial airplane single engine land pilots. If your commercial rating is in another airplane class please call us for a price.

The course includes up to 10 hours of flight time, 4 hours of ground school a day, and 4 to 6 hours of self study each night. Areas of study include: fundamentals of instructing, technical subject areas, preflight preparation, ground operations, airport operations, takeoffs and climbs, fundamentals of flight, stalls, spins, maneuvering during slow flight, basic instrument maneuvers, performance maneuvers, ground reference maneuvers, emergency operations, approaches and landings, and after-landing procedures.


• Valid FAA medical certificate

• Flight Instructor Airplane (FIA) and Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) written knowledge tests

• Commercial Pilot License with instrument rating

Aircraft: Cessna 172, Piper Arrow, Beech Bonanza
Length: 8 days
Price: $4,845 ($4,695)
What to bring: Birth Certificate or Passport, FAA Medical Certificate, Pilot's License, Written Test Results, Headset