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This rating allows you to teach instrument flying skills to students pursuing their instrument rating. The CFII may be obtained prior to the CFI rating, however, many flight schools prefer to hire pilots with both CFI and CFII ratings.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Hold at least a commercial pilot certificate
  • Hold instrument rating with rotorcraft-helicopter privilege
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.

Minimum Program Requirements:

  • 15 hours flight training
  • 15 Hours ground

Cost Estimate:

The following cost estimate is based on the minimum required hours by the FAA.

CFII Helicopter  Amount    Total 
Flight Instruction 15 $495.00 $7,425.00
Ground School 20 $65.00 $1,300.00
Pre & Post Flight Briefing 5 $65.00 $325.00
Book Kit (if needed) 1 $630.00 $630.00
FAA Examiner Fee 1 $800.00 $800.00
Aircraft Rental for Check Ride 1.5 $495.00 $742.50
FAA Medical Exam (if needed) 1 $90.00 $90.00
Written Exam Test 2 $150.00 $300.00
TOTAL $11,612.50 

NOTE: All numbers and prices are subject to change and all hours are based on FAA minimums.

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