Flight Instructor Rating
Being a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) is often the first flying job a Commercial pilot will have. A CFI is required of anyone who will instruct other pilots and is responsible for all aspects of training students. Our CFI training program will help you acquire the skills to provide helicopter flight training on the ground and in flight. The primary focus of our CFI program is to train you to be an effective educator, evaluator and motivator. The Certificated Flight Instructor Instrument Rating (CFII) is another option and a natural progression for students who have already achieved their Instrument Rating. This also gives you valuable training and teaching experience. Before you can earn your CFI rating, you must already hold a Helicopter Commercial Pilot Certificate. There are no additional flight experience requirements. You will be prepared by a qualified Instructor (CFI) for the Oral and Practical Flight Test with the FAA examiner.
Generally, the flight time for the CFI is the difference between your flight time upon earning a Commercial Pilot Certificate and 200 hours of helicopter flight time which are required for those who wish to instruct in a Robinson R22 and/or R44. If you are going to instruct in different aircraft, you may graduate with less than 200 hours of total flight time.
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 240 lbs.
10 hrs Dual Training in a Robinson R22
15 hrs Ground Instruction
Pass two FAA Written Knowledge Tests (CFI & FOI)
Pass an Oral and Practical Flight Test
2 to 4 Weeks
Pay as you go, NO upfront payments. Call about Financing. Books & Training Material not included.