Flight Instructor

Flight instructors are the backbone of the aviation community.  They instruct the next generation of pilots and provide continual training to all pilots.

COMPLETION TIME

The completion time of the private pilot certificate will vary based on scheduling, weather, and competency level of the student. More frequent training will result a better skill retention level and a faster completion time. Therefore, students training 1-2 times per week should expect 3-6 months to complete the requirements, whereas students training 3-4 times per week can expect 4-6 weeks to complete training.

 

CFI

30 Hours Dual Flight Instruction* 
   20 in Cessna 152                             $1,100.00
   10 in Beech Sierra                            $2,330.00

30 Hours Ground Instruction*            $1,600.00

Books/Materials                                 $19.95.00

FAA Written Exams                              $330.00

CFI Checkride (+ Airplane Rental)     $500.00**

Minimum Cost for Certified Flight Instructor  $5929.95


** These costs are averages and vary depending on Aviation Medical Examiner or Designated Pilot Examiner.

* These times are averages derived from past students.

 

CFII - Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII)

20 Hours Dual Flight Instruction in Cessna 172  $4,260.00

20 Hours Ground Instruction*                             $1,100.00

FAA Written Exam                                                $160.00

CFII Checkride (+ Airplane Rental)                     $500.00**

Minimum Cost for CFII Rating                      $6,025.00
** These costs are averages and vary depending on Aviation Medical Examiner or Designated Pilot Examiner.

* These times are averages derived from past students.