The flight instructor certificate allows the pilot to teach the art of flying to aspiring private and commercial pilots. It requires considerable knowledge and the ability to properly teach a subject and fulfill the responsibilities of this important position.

The course, based on two or three sessions per week, normally takes about three months.

FAA Requirements

  • No minimum flight time requirements
  • 18 years of age
  • Commercial pilot certificate
  • Instrument rating

Flight Training Sequence:

  • Fundamentals of instruction
  • Teaching technical subjects
  • Teaching flight maneuvers and procedures
  • Review for the two FAA written tests
  • Review for the FAA checkride