Flight Instructor Certificate

Helicopter Flight Instructor Certificate

One way to increase your flight time and gain experience is to become a flight instructor.

Flight instructor is often the first job a commercial pilot has. A certified flight instructor (CFI) is responsible for all aspects of training students. While teaching, you can log hours as flight time and get paid for the hours. The focus of our CFI program is to train you to become a considerate and thoughtful flight instructor who can motivate and inspire students.

FAA Minimum Requirements


FAA Part 61.183 Eligibility requirements

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Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Certified

Duration:Remarks:
Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) 1 weekPrincipals of teaching
Practice teaching classes6 weeksPreparing lesson plans
FAA written exams (FOI and CFI) Minimum passing score is 70%.
Teaching practice from the instructor’s seat 2 weeksAt Standard commercial teaching practice
Checkride preparation 1 weekOverall review of knowledge and skills
Practical test (checkride) Oral and flight examsand skills
Total: 2 to 3 months

Aircraft Fleets

Robinson R22