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Certified Flight Instructor

Looking to become a Certified Flight Instructor? Look no further than our CFI-A program, conveniently located in the heart of Los Angeles at the Van Nuys Airport! Our comprehensive program is designed to provide aspiring flight instructors with the skills and knowledge needed to be able to teach with confidence.


Certified Flight Instructor

Our instructors are deeply experienced, and our aircraft and facilities are state-of-the-art. You will master everything from teaching fundamentals and flight theory to effectively training a new student in the airplane, our program covers all aspects of flight instruction and prepares you above and beyond for success. So, if you're ready to take your aviation career to the next level, join our CFI-A flight program in Los Angeles and start your journey toward becoming a certified flight instructor today!

Below are the eligibility requirements set by the FAA to be eligible to test for the Certified Flight Instructor CFI-A practical test: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Hold at least an FAA Commercial Pilot or ATP Certificate
  • Hold an Instrument Rating if seeking CFI-Airplane or Instruments
  • Obtain at least an FAA Second Class Medical Certificate
  • Pass FAA Fundamentals of Instructing Knowledge Test (Written)
  • Pass FAA CFI-A Knowledge Test (Written)
  • Pass FAA Practical Test (Oral and Flight)

Below is the minimum required aeronautical experience set forth by the FAA:

  • Minimum 15 hours PIC in category and class sought
  • 3 hours of practical test preparation*

*All training for the Initial CFI certificate must be with a two-year Certified Flight Instructor. 

Here is a list of materials that are needed in preparation for your initial Certified Flight Instructor Certificate (CFI-A):

  • FAA Aviation Instructor's Handbook
  • FAA Airplane Flying Handbook
  • FAA Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
  • ASA Flight Instructor PTS & Oral Exam Guide
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Next steps

Getting your Commercial Single Engine Rating is a major milestone in your major career. You are now cleared for hire. Your next steps to obtain this rating are to schedule a first lesson or meet and greet to get to know us and our facilities. We will lay out your training and will send you away with homework after your very first lesson to ensure you are well on your way. You will be mentored and guided every step of the way to ensure you become a sharp commercial pilot and understand what the next steps are in further enhancing your aviation career.  

We invite you to contact us today to get started!

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