Whether you’re interested in teaching others to fly or are simply a flying buff yourself, flight instructor courses offer a way to transition into this career or simply pursue your hobby. Taking these courses will further your piloting capabilities or give you a broader window into the world of flight.
You may be wondering, exactly what is a flight instructor course anyway? Flight instructor courses offer step-by-step, comprehensive instruction in manning different types of aircraft, most notably single-engine planes. Typical courses combine classroom instruction with hands-on flying time. Minimum requirements for flying times vary by country and institution. Flight instructor courses are offered by accredited schools all over the world and start at various times of the year. Courses are time-based rather than semester-based because of the sequential nature of aviation instruction.
Individuals choose to take flight instructor courses for a variety of reasons, although primarily to gain their instructor’s license. The courses offer thorough training in aviation practices and aeronautics.
The costs associated with flight instructor courses vary considerably. Primary considerations include the location of the school or academy, the amount of flying time required, and fuel costs.
Individuals who take flight instructor courses, and particularly those who complete a flight instructor program, benefit from a highly specialized field that virtually ensures a job is waiting for them at the end of their training. Indeed, the rate of employability of flight instructors is in the 90th percentile or higher, which is good news in this economy. Added advantages of taking these courses include increased knowledge of aviation history, design, and performance.
There are many opportunities to take flight instructor courses in the United States and around the world. There are also numerous online course options offered that are both lecture- and flight-simulation based. To get started with a flight instructor course, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
Private Pilot License (PPL) SA-CAA Medical Student Pilot License (SPL) [+]
The aim of the Flight Instructor Course is to provide the candidate with the ability to instruct a student to the level required for the issue of a license. [+]
Valid ICAO CPL/IR/MEP [+]
The foundation knowledge required to start the first flight phase. Subjects include aircraft general knowledge, air law, mass and balance, navigation, performance and planning, and meteorology. [+]
The Calgary Flight Training Centre is committed to excellence in training tomorrow's commercial aviators. [+]
The aim of the Private Pilot PPL(A) course is to train the student pilot to fly safely and efficiently under Visual Flight Rules. [+]
Associate degree students will sequentially earn the private pilot certificate, instrument rating, commercial pilot certificate, and multiengine rating during the program. There is also the opportunity to earn flight instructor certificates for airplane, instrument, and multiengine. [+]
Do you want to teach your flight experience other people? Pass the FI(A) training and become a professional flight instructor. [+]
0 - ATPL (A) Modular is a combination of training courses. The course begins with the Private Pilot License (PPL) course. [+]
Preparing new pilots for the airlines is Flying Academy's area of expertise. It takes a great level of dedication and passion for flying to be able to share an impressive amount of knowledge in a short time and in addition, to develop the skills of the pilot to be able to cope with any situation which might arise during his or her career. [+]
Included are 45 hours minimum of flight training. You also need to pass 9 written exams, and a flight skill test at the end of the course. It can be completed in 3 months minimum provided that you pass the theory exams at first try, but it can also be done at your own pace. [+]
Our Integrated ATPL APP First Officer Course takes students with little or no previous flying experience to a 'frozen ATPL' in approximately 16 months, from where they are then eligible to work as a First Officer with an airline once specific aircraft type training has been completed. [+]
The Private Pilot Certification Course will be the student's first introduction to modern aviation. Applicant will receive a minimum of 35 hours of flight training and 70 hours of ground and/or classroom instruction. [+]
Licence to fly Australian registered Single & Multi engine aircraft in Commercial Operations under IFR. [+]
If you’re serious about learning to fly then this is the place to start. Gaining your PPL means that you’ll be able to fly a light aircraft unaccompanied (or with family & friends), which is an exhilarating experience. [+]