BECOME A FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR
Program: 30-Day Course
The 30-Day CFI Academy is designed to build fundamental knowledge and develop teaching skills. The FAA has already certified that you are a competent commercial and instrument rated pilot; our job is to ensure that you become a well-prepared aviation teacher. We will dedicate 120 hours of academy-style classroom and ground instruction to do this. You’ll spend your time in class learning about your responsibilities and privileges as a CFI, regulations, endorsements, teaching techniques, etc. Additional time will be spent daily in a “workshop” to practice teaching, writing lesson plans, honing your skills in the simulator and studying with your classmates. The course includes 10 hours of instruction in a C172 and/or C172RG, to prepare you to fly right seat orientation while performing private and commercial maneuvers along with IFR approaches, holds, and other procedures.
Are you ready for CFI Academy?
If you are not proficient with advanced maneuvers such as a chandelle, steep turns, or instrument approaches; we recommend you get some practice time in before starting the course. Arriving early or purchasing some additional flight hours as part of the academy can go a long way. If your instrument skills are not where they need to be, you might want to consider a full day of refresher courses; ground, simulator and flight time with one of our instructors a few days prior to starting.
If academy training does not work for you, American Flyers can custom tailor a training program to suit your needs and schedule. We always start with a free logbook evaluation and develop a syllabus that works with your schedule, learning style and at the pace you want to learn.
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