Modular Courses

Flight Instructor License

Pullman Students

So, you want to be one of "The Gods"?

Working as a flight instructor could be both challenging and rewarding. And, yes, sometimes imperative for your career. It's your path to professionalism

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ATTENTION: our Certified Flight Instructor license (CFI) course is an modular flight training course designated for students with a full CPL/IR/ME license and a minimum aeronautical experience required. For a fully-inclusive course, please see our Integrated Courses section.

 

"What is CFI license?"

flight instructor is a person who teaches others to fly aircraft. Specific privileges granted to holders of a flight instructor qualification vary from country to country, but very generally, a flight instructor serves to enhance or evaluate the knowledge and skill level of an aviator in pursuit of a higher pilot's license, certificate or rating.

A person who holds a flight instructor certificate ( called a "Certificated Flight Instructor", or CFI) is authorized to give training and endorsements required for, and relating to:

  • a student, private, commercial or other pilot certificate;
  • the 3 hours of training with reference only to instruments in preparation for a Private Pilot certificate, note that this does not need to be a CFII an Instrument Rating, only if the CFI has an Instrument Instructor Rating (CFII); This cannot be given by a "Safety pilot". A safety pilot can only be used to help maintain instrument proficiency with an instrument-rated pilot by flying the required six instrument approaches-holding-intercepting/tracking courses, within preceding six calendar months.
  • a Flight Instructor Certificate is only given if he has met the experience requirements (detailed below);
  • a flight review, endorsement (BFR), or recency of experience requirement;
  • preparation for a practical test (typically three hours within the preceding 60 days in preparation for a certificate or rating); or
  • endorsement for a knowledge test (written examination)

Certain limitations are placed on the instruction a flight instructor may give; for example, flight instructors wishing to train applicants for a flight instructor certificate must have held their own flight instructor certificate for at least 24 months and given at least 200 hours of instruction. Specific training programs have additional requirements or limitations.

 

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Benefits

"What benefits will I enjoy once I get my CFI?"

CFI license holders will enjoy a number of great benefits. Some of them are:

arrow Serve (work) as flight instructors either in a flight academy or as freelance pilots
arrow Be able to log ALL flight time served as FI as pilot-in-command
arrow Serve in key management and administrative positions within the flight academy environment, domestic or international.

 

You will also enjoy the following benefits internationally and be able to:

arrow Gain aeronautical experience towards their ATPL license and ratings
arrow Get academic credit from auronautical universities

 

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Duration

"How long will it take?"

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA We are projecting for every student to fly a minimum of 2 hours per day. Sometimes more. The actual program duration, from CFI license to PPL or CPL pilot will be 4 weeks and consist of the following 3 stages and ratings:

 

Stage 1 Certified Flight Instructor, single-engine airplane (CFI)

arrow 4 weeks, where
  arrow 2 week of theoretical training
  arrow 2 week of practical flight training

 

Stage 2 Certified Flight Instructor, airplane instrument (CFII)

arrow 2 weeks, where
  arrow 1 week of theoretical training
  arrow 1 week of practical flight training

 

Stage 3 Certified Flight Instructor, multi-engine airplane (MEI)

arrow 2 weeks, where
  arrow 1 week of theoretical training
  arrow 1 week of practical flight training

 

*All durations are approximate.

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Theoretical Course

"How many hours will I need to study, in order to become a Certified Flight Instructor ?"

The FAA regulations do not specify minimum required classroom time for candidates who want to obtain this certification.

 

Stage 1 CFI

arrow 60 hours, of which
  arrow 40 hours of classroom lectures
  arrow 20 hours of pre- and post-flight briefings

 

Stage 2 CFII

arrow 30 hours, of which
  arrow 20 hours of classroom lectures
  arrow 10 hours of pre- and post-flight briefings

 

Stage 3 MEI

arrow 40 hours, of which
  arrow 20 hours of classroom lectures
  arrow 20 hours of pre- and post-flight briefings

 

*2 wtitten exams are required for stage 1

**1 written exam is required for stage 2

***1 written exam is required for stage 3

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Practical Course

"How many hours will I need to fly, in order to qualify for CFI license?"

The current course syllabus is:

 

Stage 1 CFI

arrow 26 hours, of which
  arrow 5 hours dual in C152 (PIC)
  arrow 20 hours dual in Piper Arrow (PIC)
  arrow 1 hour FAA check-ride

 

Stage 2 CFII

arrow 11 hours, of which
  arrow 10 hours dual (PIC)
  arrow 1 hour check-ride (PIC)

 

Stage 3 MEI

arrow 14 hours, of which
  arrow 13 hours dual (PIC)
  arrow 1 hour check-ride (PIC)

 

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Cost

"What will be the estimated cost for this flight training course?"

The cost of flight training in accordnace with the aforementioned syllabus is:

 

Stage 1 CFI

arrow $7,955 USD, which includes:
  arrow Administrative expenses
  arrow Ground school and books
  arrow Flight training
  arrow Practical exam
  arrow All applicable aircraft rental and insurance
  arrow Aviation headset rental
  arrow Flight instructor fees

 

Stage 2 CFII

arrow $4,500 USD, which includes:
  arrow Administrative expenses
  arrow Ground school and books
  arrow Flight training
  arrow Practical exam
  arrow All applicable aircraft rental and insurance
  arrow Aviation headset rental
  arrow Flight instructor fees

 

Stage 3 MEI

arrow $9,185 USD, which includes:
  arrow Administrative expenses
  arrow Ground school and books
  arrow Flight training
  arrow Practical exam
  arrow All applicable aircraft rental and insurance
  arrow Aviation headset rental
  arrow Flight instructor fees

 

International Flight Instructor - INTEGRATED

ATTENTION: The Integrated INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR course, including all the aforementioned rating (CFI, CFII, MEI), is offered with reduced practical and theoretical hours. Cost:

arrow $13,995 USD, which includes:
  arrow Administrative expenses
  arrow Ground school and books
  arrow Flight training
  arrow Practical exam
  arrow All applicable aircraft rental and insurance
  arrow Aviation headset rental
  arrow Flight instructor fees
  arrow Accomodation for 2 months
  arrow Employment placement

 

 


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Requirements

"What do I need to have in order to enroll now?"

Our requirements for this course are basic:

arrow Be 18 years of age or older
arrow Ability to understand, speak and write English
arrow FAA Commercial Pilot License
arrow FAA Class I medical or higher (see requirements)
arrow 15 hours of multi-engine time is a required pre-requisite for all MEI candidates

 


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