Flight Instructor Rating

Your first career step is likely to be working as a flight instructor. The Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Rating is required if you want to instruct other pilots. Heli Aviation takes pride in our ability to share our vast experience during the CFI course which will set you apart from the competition.

Once you have your Commercial Pilot Certificate, it’s time to start thinking about your first paying job as a helicopter pilot which for most people is working as a certified flight instructor. Many people choose this path because they want an opportunity to pass on the skills and knowledge they received during their training to a new student and in the process improve their own understanding. During this training course you will learn the fundamentals of instruction, including how to teach ground training topics and flight maneuvers while also learning how to appropriately respond to student’s actions in flight. During the flight portion, you will learn how to teach flight skills and maneuvers effectively and efficiently to your students. Learning common student pitfalls and how to avoid them is also covered in your training. By employing scenarios, real-world situations and knowledge from our most senior instructors, you will learn how to use this information to best educate your students. Even though, there are no required FAA flight minimums, generally, the flight time for the CFI is the difference between your flight time on earning a CPL and 200 hours of total time, which is required for those who want to instruct in a Robinson R22.

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Introductory FLYING Lesson
Introductory FLYING Lesson
Book an introductory flying lesson and take the controls with an experienced instructor by your side! The ultimate thrill and adrenaline rush that’s sure to bring a smile to your face!
Price: $159.00
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  • COURSE PREREQUISITES
    Hold at least a Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Certificate.
    Be at least 17 years of age.
    Able to read, speak & understand the English language.
    Hold at least a 3rd Class Medical.

    Weight does not exceed 230 lbs.

  • COURSE REQUIREMENTS
    20 hrs Dual Training in a Robinson R22
    15 hrs Ground Instruction

  • COURSE COMPLETION
    Pass two FAA Written Knowledge Tests (CFI & FOI)
    Pass an Oral and Practical Flight Test

  • ESTIMATED DURATION
    3 to 4 Weeks

  • ESTIMATED COSTS
    $8,200 USD
    Pay as you go, NO upfront payments. Call about Financing. Books & Training Material not included.