Become a Certified Flight Instructor
Earning a Flight Instructor Certificate is an excellent way to gain experience and advance your career.
By the time you are ready to start training to become a Certified Flight Instructor, it is assumed that you have, can, and will continue to meet the expectations of a Commercial Pilot with an Instrument Rating. The training will teach you how to provide meaningful instruction while continuing to meet those expectations in-flight and will give you a thorough understanding of the learning process.
But your training won't take place in the air alone. At-home study is essential to becoming a CFI, and writing your own lesson plans will give you a greater understanding of the material you'll be teaching. On a weekly basis, your Instructor will ask you to perform mock ground school lessons to refine your presentation skills.
When you complete both the in-flight and ground portions of your training with our Flight Instructor, you will undoubtedly be ready to take the toughest checkride in aviation!
What Are the Eligibility Requirements?
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.
- Hold either a Commercial Pilot or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.
- Hold an Instrument Rating.
- Hold at least a third-class medical certificate.
What Are the Steps to Become a CFI?
To become a Certificated Flight Instructor, you must complete the following:
- Two (2) aeronautical knowledge exams, administered by the FAA
- Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI)
- Flight Instructor-Airplane (FIA)
- Practical test preparation
- Practical test (aka. checkride)
What Aeronautical Experience is Required?
- Demonstrate instructional proficiency in various aeronautical situations, including:
- spin/stall awareness
- spin entry procedures
- spin recovery procedures
- At least fifteen (15) hours as pilot-in-command (PIC) in the applicable category and class aircraft that is appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought
- At least three (3) hours of flight training with an authorized flight instructor within two (2) calendar months prior to the date of the checkride
"The deeper I got into my advanced ratings, the more seriously I took the process of picking a flight school. That's why choosing Cape Fear Aviation Flight Training was a no-brainer. My time there was fantastic, and I came out a more well-rounded pilot, all while having a great time." Chris Palmer, CFI-I graduate
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Gray's Creek Airport: 7154 Butler Nursery Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306