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The Certified Flight Instructor Certificate allows the pilot to teach Private and Commercial students. It is a monumental change in the pilots knowledge and responsibilities. Considerable time is spent during ground instruction on subjects such as principles of flight, navigation and flight planning, regulations, aircraft system operations, etc.

While piloting procedures, technical subjects and instructing techniques can be taught, communications with the students from your command position while keeping the aircraft upright, sometimes presents new challenges.

The course, based on 2-3 sessions per week, is normally about 2.5 months.

FAA Requirements

  • No minimum flight time requirements

  • 18 years of age

  • Commercial pilot certificate

  • Instrument rating

Flight Training Sequence

  • Fundamentals of instruction

  • Teaching technical subjects

  • Teaching flight maneuvers and procedures

  • Review for the two FAA written tests

  • Review for the FAA check-ride

Aircraft Used for Instruction

Piper Archer – PA28-181         *$75/hr, Plus fuel

Piper Warrior – PA28-161       *$75/hr, Plus fuel

Beachcraft Duchess – BE-76  *$130, Plus fuel

Student time building will start “only” after getting your private or simultaneously with instrument rating through K-Pal Aviation.

*pricing subject to change at any time

Chino Airport  | 7000 Merrill Ave., Chino, CA 91710

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