Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

What is a certified flight instructor?
The flight instructor certificate allows you to teach others to fly. Many people choose to become a flight instructor to share their passion for flight and build flight time necessary to move further in their aviation career.

What is required to get a certified flight instructor?
The Basic Requirements for becoming a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate are as follows:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a commercial pilot certificate
  • Hold an instrument rating (for helicopter CFI)
  • Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language
  • Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate
  • Have logged at least 250 hours (200 for helicopters) and the required training for the CFI rating per FAA regulations
  • Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

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