Obtaining a Certified Flight Instructor's License (CFI) provides experienced pilots with the opportunity to teach new pilots, allowing them to quickly gain experience, get paid, build flight time, and reinforce knowledge gained in the previously acquired certifications.



-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

  • Pay as you fly

    Separate payments can be made for each flight and individual ground instructions.


    Instructors - $60/hr

    5% Discount on plane rates when paying check or cash

    Plane Rates 
  • Additional Estimated Costs

    Medical (Flight Physical) - $120

    FAA Written Test Exam- $175

    FAA Checkride Exam - $550