Certified Flight Instructor

Teach others to fly!

The Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) is the ultimate professional pilot. A CFI is also the backbone of the aviation community. It is the CFI that passes on all knowledge that pilots in training require, and it is the CFI that will guide you in learning to become the pilot you dream of being.

At Premier Flight Center, we are the “flight training professionals”. We set high standards for the instructors we hire, and we expect the pilots we train to be certified flight instructors to meet that same standard. The process of becoming a flight instructor involves first learning to be a teacher, and then applying that skill in an airplane.

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*The following list of requirements represents the minimum and is not meant to be all inclusive. Please refer to the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR) for a comprehensive list.
**Premier Flight Center makes no guarantee as to the amount of time it will take you to earn your instrument rating .

Part 61 (14 CFR 61.183)

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language
  • Hold a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating or airline transport pilot certificate
  • Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor on the fundamentals of instructing in order to pass a Knowledge Test on:
    • The learning process
    • Elements of effective teaching
    • Student evaluation and testing
    • Course development
    • Lesson planning
    • Classroom training techniques
  • Demonstrate instructional proficiency in stall awareness, spin entry, spins and spin recovery procedures
  • Pass a Knowledge Test on the knowledge areas of taught to private, and commercial pilot applicants
  • Pass a Practical (flight) Test

 

Part 141 (14 CFR 141 Appendix F)

  • Uses an FAA approved training syllabus
  • Complete an approved Flight Instructor ground school
  • Receive and log a minimum of 25 hours of flight time
  • Satisfactorily accomplish stage checks and an end-of-course test
  • All other requirements are the same as Part 61