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Certified Flight Instructor and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument


General Requirements for a Certified Flight Instructor:

1. Be at least 18 years of age. 2. Hold at least a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating.. 3. Be able to read, speak and understand the English langauge. 4. Pass the FAA written knowledge test as well as the FAA practical flight test.
Ground/Flight Requirements:
There are no minimum FAA requirements for ground or flight time for the flight instructor rating.  Each individual may require more or less time depending on past experience, knowledge and currency.
This is an estimated cost only, the actual amount varies with each pilot and the amount of time they have already that will count towards this rating. Prices are subject to change and may not reflect the current cost of flight instruction, aircraft rental, materials and exams.  
Aircraft Rental (Cessna 172 RG) -15 hours @ 155.00/hr

2325.00

Instructor Time (includes flight and ground time) - 40 hours @ 40.00/hr

1600.00

FAA Written Exam - FOI (average)

150.00

FAA Written Exam - CFI (average)

150.00

Training Materials (tax included)

200.00

FAA Flight Test

500.00

 

 

Approximate Total Cost

$4925.00*



*Actual cost may vary. Some pilots spend more time then the minimum amount of time flying. Rates of the Aircraft and rate of the instructor may increase without notice.


General Requirements for a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument:
1. Be at least 18 years of age. 2. Hold at least a certified flight instructor certificate (airplane). 3. Be able to read, speak and understand the English langauge. 4. Obtain at least a current second-class FAA medical certificate. 5. Pass the FAA written knowledge test as well as the FAA practical flight test.
Ground/Flight Requirements:
There are no minimum FAA requirements for ground or flight time for the flight instructor rating.  Each individual may require more or less time depending on past experience, knowledge and currency.
This is an estimated cost only, the actual amount varies with each pilot and the amount of time they have already that will count towards this rating. Prices are subject to change and may not reflect the current cost of flight instruction, aircraft rental, materials and exams.  
Aircraft Rental (Cessna 172 - Typical) - 15 hours @ 94.00/hr

1410.00

Instructor Time (includes flight and ground time) - 25 hours @ 35.00/hr

875.00

Training Materials (tax included)

 100.00

FAA Written Exam (average)

90.00

FAA Flight Test

320.00

 

 

Approximate Total Cost

$2795.00*

*Actual cost may vary. Some pilots spend more time then the minimum amount of time flying. Rates of the Aircraft and rate of the instructor may increase without notice.