Become a flight instructor

Let us help you become a flight instructor!

If you want to become a flight instructor, one thing’s for sure – you can look forward to an exciting, enriching, and satisfying career!

We’ve already shared why working as a flight instructor is such a fantastic opportunity. However, in this post, we’ll give you more detail about the programs we offer at CTI Professional Flight Training to put you on the first steps of your career as you become a flight instructor.

We offer three distinct flight instructor programs at both our Florida and Tennessee campuses: Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument Certificate (CFII), and Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI). So what’s the difference and which one is right for you?

Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

The CFI course is for pilots who already have their Commercial Pilot License, but want to begin developing the skills to become a flight instructor. It’s designed to build your proficiency in teaching others to fly single-engine aircraft.

We conduct the course under FAR Part 61, making it ideal for students who prefer a more flexible approach to their training, or are fitting their training in around other work commitments. However, we can also offer CFI under Part 141 if required for those who prefer full-time, more structured training.

You can also complete your CFI training in conjunction with CFII training.

Requirements: To apply for your CFI training, you must already have an FAA Third Class Medical and Commercial Pilot Certificate, single-engine land with instrument rating or ATP certificate.

Approximate base price: $5,495.00

Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument Certificate (CFII)

The CFII training doesn’t just give you the skills to teach instrument rating to future pilots; it also gives you more flight hours overall, making you a more experienced and proficient flight instructor.

It’s no surprise, then, that our CFII training is a popular add-on for those who have already taken or are currently taking their CFI training. We conduct your training under FAR Part 61, giving you flexibility in your learning.

The CFII helps set you apart as a future flight instructor, giving you a distinct advantage over your competition.

Requirements: You must already hold an FAA Third Class Medical and Commercial Pilot Certificate, single-engine land with instrument rating or ATP certificate, to take your CFII Training. And, of course, if you are not undertaking CFI training simultaneously, you should already hold your CFI certificate before taking CFII.

Approximate base price: $2,278.00

Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI)

Our Multi-Engine Instructor training is another popular add-on to our CFI training and prepares you to teach pilots how to fly multi-engine aircraft. However, there is no prior requirement to hold CFI or CFII certificates before undertaking your MEI training, as you can take the courses in conjunction with each other! Your training is delivered under FAR Part 61.

Requirements: You must already hold an FAA Third Class Medical and Commercial Pilot Certificate, single-engine land with instrument rating or ATP certificate, to take your MEI Training.

Approximate base price (as an add-on to CFI): $3,112.50

At CTI Professional Flight Training, we’re renowned for producing outstanding flight instructors. So if you want to become a flight instructor, we can certainly help you get there! Get in contact to find out more about becoming a flight instructor with us, or, if you’re ready, apply now.

Please note: As Part 61 training is “train to proficiency”, the exact base price of training can be difficult to predict. We base our approximations on expected minimum hours required and don’t include additional fees, textbooks, accommodation, or exam entrance costs. Actual costs will ultimately depend on a student’s proficiency, progress, and unique abilities.

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