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.
While you can always train one-on-one with our pool of staff instructors, you might enjoy the advantages of the SDFTI Airline Direct Academy Career Direct Program which offers a complete primary aviation education in approximately just 29 weeks. [+]
Global Atlantis professional pilot program is designed take initial students from zero hours to FAA Commercial Multi-Engine certified pilots ready for airline careers. [+]
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. [+]
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 aim of the Private Pilot PPL(A) course is to train the student pilot to fly safely and efficiently under Visual Flight Rules. [+]
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. [+]
Do you want to teach your flight experience other people? Pass the FI(A) training and become a professional flight instructor. [+]
Licence to fly Australian registered Single & Multi engine aircraft in Commercial Operations under IFR. [+]
CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Brussels is a JAA-approved Flight Training Organization (FTO) with more than 50 years of experience in professional pilot training. [+]
The Night Rating Course includes the Ground School, 5 hours minimum of flight training at night (3 hours minimum dual and 5 Touch & Go Solo flights) and the Certificate at course’s completion. [+]
The Calgary Flight Training Centre is committed to excellence in training tomorrow's commercial aviators. [+]
Valid ICAO CPL/IR/MEP [+]
Do you feel a deep passion for aviation? You have already gained CPL(A), ATPL(A) or PPL(А) but still can’t sit in one place? What if we told you that you can do much more with that? What if we told you that you can do much more with that? [+]
Bristow Academy’s FAA Professional Pilot Program is a comprehensive curriculum of ground and flight instruction designed to develop students into professional aviators. Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) are available as add-on components. This program, in conjunction with the CFI and CFII courses, is approved for the application of one year of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT). [+]
This course takes six weeks. KCAA regulation 67 Part II requires 45 hours initial instrument hours broken into: [+]