The FAA has no minimum requirement for applying for your flight instructor certificate beyond that required for your commercial license, but the CFI rating is designed to take you from your commercial license to becoming a certified flight instructor. Besides being an extremely rewarding experience, flight instructing allows you to build your hours and get paid for it!

Applicants interested in pursuing a flight instructor rating will meet with one of our senior flight instructors to tailor a program to your experience and goals. Our CFIs have a wealth of knowledge and experience from careers in corporate and airline aviation, and take great pride in helping to mentor and guide the newest generation of flight instructors to the highest standards in safety and excellence.

For certain aviation careers such as working for the airlines, you may have a flight hour requirement - become a flight instructor to get paid while you build time!

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss in detail how we can best help you achieve your goals. Call us to make an appointment to come in and meet with one of our training coordinators, or submit your application to reserve our next available training course today!

Certified Flight Instructor

Affordable Flight Training 

 

Learning to fly is like any other investment. You may buy a house in a growing market, have taken a job or course to prepare you for the next step in your career, or earn a pilot’s license; each of these will help you create a future that is better than yesterday. You can look at flying the exact same way. If you’re flying for pleasure, you’ll find that learning to fly enhances your communication, critical thinking, and confidence. If you will fly professionally, then this opportunity will enhance your skillset, competitiveness, and eligibility for your career. Regardless, you are investing in a better you.

Flight training scholarships are a great method to pay for flight training. AOPA, EAA, and WAI are among organizations that offer the most scholarships, and new scholarships pop up all the time – so search frequently, and apply often. 

AOPA

WIA

EAA

Other

You can also obtain a personal loan for your flight training, either through your own bank, or through a bank that specializes in flight training loans. Several options include:

AOPA Finance

Pilot Finance

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Ready to take your Flight Instructor FAA written exam?

Before you take your checkride, you'll have to pass a written exam which can be taken at our testing center. Learn how to schedule here.

It's always a good idea to pass your written exam sooner rather than later, and many students opt to take their exam before they start flight training.

Benefits of using Dauntless Test Prep:

  • Regularly updated, actual and realistic FAA questions 

  • Explanations for every question. Detailed, illustrated, and intelligent. Written by professional pilots, instructors, and examiners and fully compatible with official FAA regulations and guidance and Airman Certification Standards. 

  • Polished user interface for fast and effective learning. Plenty of study and learning modes, including infinite practice tests.

  • Free lifetime updates means that you can use it to pass the test now and as a lifetime refresher later.

 

Purchase now and start studying!