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Overview

The Certified Flight Instructor Course is the beginning of learning to teach helicopter students of your own. You will fly left seat instead of right and begin teaching maneuvers to your flight instructor both in the air and on the ground. Ultimately, this course will prepare you for the FAA checkride and, soon, your first job as a helicopter pilot.

Enrollment Prerequisites

  •   Must have a FAA Commercial Pilot license in helicopters
  •   Must hold at least a current third class medical certificate

Eligibility Requirements

  •   Be at least 18 years of age
  •   Read, speak, write and understand English
Certified Flight Instructor Course
Hours
Block Rate
Total
Dual Flight Instruction (left seat)
15
$290
$4,350
Ground Instruction
35
$50
$1,750
Books and Supplies
 
 
$40
FAA Knowledge Test
 
 
$85
FAA Practical Test
 
 
$400
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Course Total (estimate)*
 
 
$6,625


** Rates listed are block rates, available when customer chooses cash deposit option of $3,000 deposit increments. Add $10/hr for regular rate on aircraft rental. Prices for books & supplies, the knowledge test, the FAA’s practical test and your medical certificate may vary slightly.