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. [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
Global Atlantis conversion pilot program is designed for students who want to validate their foreign license into FAA Commercial and get ready to start teaching how to fly with Certified Flight Instructor ratings. [+]
At CAE Oxford Aviation Academy we believe that combining the MCC and JOC into one 40 hour course achieves a better training gradient. [+]
Valid ICAO CPL/IR/MEP [+]
The Calgary Flight Training Centre is committed to excellence in training tomorrow's commercial aviators. [+]
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 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. [+]
Delta Air International Aviation Academy, Inc. (DAIAA) was originally started in 2001 by a group of young, idealistic pilots who anticipated a growing demand for quality aviation training at reasonable fees. Backed by a pool of competent senior pilots serving as flight instructors, the school grew to become one of the biggest in the Philippines, counting proud graduates from the Philippines, India, Pakistan and the United States through the years. [+]
The CPL/IR/MEP Modular, also referred to as ATPL Modular, is a combination of flight training courses. The course consists of the following modules: the Night Qualification (NIT), the Single Engine Instrument Rating IR (IR(A)/SP/SE), the Multi Engine Class Rating (MEP), the Multi Engine Instrument Rating IR (IR(A)/SP/ME) and the Commercial Pilot License (CPL(A)). [+]
AIS Flight Academy has developed a Type Rating B737 training programme which contains computer baised training (CBT), cockpit procedure training as well as practical training sessions in the full motion simulator. [+]
Students who complete the F/I course are then able to teach other students to PPL level. [+]