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For many career pilots, flight instruction is the first job they will hold. Becoming a Certified Flight Instructor is one of the most efficient ways to grow your flight experience and flight hours to prepare you for more advanced employment opportunities on your career path.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Hold at least a commercial pilot certificate
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.

Minimum Program Requirements:

  • 25 hours flight training
  • 40 Hours ground

Cost Estimate:

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

CFI Helicopter  Amount    Total 
Flight Instruction 25.5 $495.00 $12,622.50
Ground School 40 $65.00 $2,600.00
Pre & Post Flight Briefing 7.5 $55.00 $487.50
Book Kit (if needed) 1 $630.00 $630.00
FAA Examiner Fee 1 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
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 $18,472.50 

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

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