Certified Flight Instructor Course

Aeronautical Experience

To be eligible for a flight instructor certificate or rating a person must: 

  1. Be at least 18 years of age; 
  2. Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.
  3. Hold either a commercial pilot certificate or airline transport pilot certificate with: 
  4. An aircraft category and class rating that is appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought  
  5. An instrument rating, or privileges on that person's pilot certificate that are appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought
  6. Receive a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor on the fundamentals of instructing listed in §61.185 of this part appropriate to the required knowledge test; 
  7. Pass a knowledge test on the areas listed in §61.185(a)(1) of this part 
  8. Holds a teacher's certificate issued by a State, county, city, or municipality that authorizes the person to teach at an educational level of the 7th grade or higher; or
  9.  Is employed as a teacher at an accredited college or university. 
  10. Pass a knowledge test on the aeronautical knowledge areas listed in §61.185(a)(2) and (a)(3) of this part that are appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought; 
  11. Receive a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor on the areas of operation listed in §61.187(b) of this part, appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought; 
  12. Pass the required practical test that is appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought in an: 
  13. Aircraft that is representative of the category and class of aircraft for the aircraft rating sought

Flight Instructor Training Cost


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