For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. – Leonardo daVinci
For many, flying is a passion, not just a business venture. The majority of our student pilots become certified flight instructors after they have acquired their private pilot’s license. Many of our pilots want to teach other pilots to fly in order to pass on their knowledge and help keep general aviation (GA) moving forward.
Benefits of becoming a flight instructor:
The best way to become a better pilot is by teaching other students.
- Build flight time quickly – while others pay for it: If you’re wanting to become a commercial pilot, you will need hundreds of hours below your belt to be considered “hirable”. Working as a flight instructor makes this possible and affordable.
- Make a great income doing something you love.
- Gain experience in multiple types of aircraft including high performance and multi-engine airplanes.
- You get to pass on your passion for flying.
You must hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate before you can apply to become a CFI/CFII.
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII) Add on
Add the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII) and become immediately employable as a flight instructor and build hours towards the airlines or whatever your goal may be. This is the most popular method for building the time you need.
CFI / CFII Course
10 Hours airplane rental
10 Hours flight instruction
5 Hours Redbird AATD
10 Hours ground instruction
Estimated total for CFI or CFII – $3750