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Flight Instructor

Program Overview

The Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Advanced Technical Certificate program includes theory, flight and lab instruction. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of private and commercial pilot certification; fundamentals of instruction in a single engine airplane; ability to recognize, analyze and provide correction of common student errors; and knowledge of the responsibilities of Certified Flight Instructors (CFI).

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Program Details

Students will learn to develop lesson plans and how to communicate effectively using a variety of instructional materials and feedback techniques. Students wishing to enroll in this program must possess a commercial pilot’s license. Our certificate is designed to aid students in becoming certified flight instructors. Those students seeking to obtain their Flight Instructor Certificate must also meet certain FAA requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate or ATP Certificate
  • Must hold a valid FAA 3rd Class Medical Certificate
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Pass the FAA Knowledge Test
  • Pass the FAA Practical Flight Test and Oral Examination

The curriculum consists of:

  • Flight-Training
  • Laboratory
  • Theory
  • Work Experience

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