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CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

If you are looking to become a certified flight instructor in Waco, Texas, Chiota Aviation can help. Our staff is trained to offer certified flight instructor training that meets the necessary FAA requirements. To get more information about our great programs or to get signed up for our classes, give us a call or fill out our Contact Form

WHAT ARE THE TWO TYPES OF FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED BY CHIOTA?

Chiota Aviation currently offers two levels of Instructor Certification: the Certified Flight Instructor Certification (CFI), and the Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument Certification (CFII). Each of these certificates can be completed through Chiota Aviation by our highly-trained instructors. Today, we are going to look at exactly what each certificate is going to entail and what you can do with each certificate. Both will require a pilot to meet the requirements of 14 CFR § 61.183.

 

CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION (CFI)

Becoming a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) allows a pilot to teach Private Pilot and Commercial Single Engine Students the basics of flying, furthering their own knowledge and setting them up for the next step in the airline industry. As a CFI, you are able to build flight experience very quickly. This can be used to meet airline and corporate hiring minimums if you are trying to advance your career in flying. CFIs aim to be role models in the aviation community, spreading their knowledge to students who are learning to become pilots. 

 

Estimated $4,000 to $5,000 over the course of 2 to 3 months 

Must meet requirements under 14 CFR § 61.183

 

WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A CFI?

  • Be 18 years of age

  • Read, speak, write and understand the English language

  • Hold either a commercial pilot certificate or airline transport pilot certificate and an instrument rating

  • Have logged at least 250 hours of flight time

  • Hold a valid FAA 3rd Class Medical Certificate (or higher)

  • Receive a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor on the fundamentals of instructing

  • Pass a knowledge test on the aeronautical knowledge areas appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought

 

CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR - INSTRUMENT CERTIFICATION (CFII)

The Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument Certification (CFII) allows pilots to teach instrument rating courses. If you’re already a professional pilot then this is the best way to expand your skills.

 

Estimated $2,500 over the course of 1 to 2 months 

Must meet requirements under 14 CFR § 61.183