Summit Aviation Flight School

Become a Leader in Aviation: Certified Flight Instructor (C.F.I.)

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Why Choose Summit Aviation for Your C.F.I. Certification

At Summit Aviation, we understand the pivotal role Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) play in the aviation industry. Our CFI program is meticulously designed for aspiring aviators who are passionate about teaching and flying, particularly in instrument navigation. As a CFI, you’re not just teaching flying skills; you’re inspiring the next generation of pilots and making a significant impact on their career trajectory.

Navigating Your C.F.I. Requirements

To embark on your journey as a Certified Flight Instructor at Summit Aviation, here are the essentials you’ll need:

  • Age

    Be at least 18 years of age.

  • English Proficiency

    Ability to read, speak, write, and understand the English language fluently.

  • Certification

    Hold a commercial pilot certificate or airline transport pilot certificate along with an instrument rating.

  • Experience

    Have logged at least 250 hours of flight time

  • Instructor Endorsement

    Receive a logbook endorsement on the fundamentals of instructing.

  • Knowledge Test

    Pass a knowledge test covering the aeronautical knowledge areas appropriate to the flight instructor rating.

Course Highlights: Empowering Future Aviators

Summit Aviation’s C.F.I. program is tailored to provide an immersive learning experience, focusing on:

  • Advanced Instrument Instruction: Elevate your expertise in teaching instrument flight, covering precision approaches, holding patterns, and more.
  • Flight Training Devices (FTDs): Utilize our state-of-the-art multi-engine flight simulators for realistic training and procedural practice.
  • Crew Resource Management (CRM): Hone teamwork and communication skills vital for coordinating and making decisions in multi-crew operations.
  • Risk Management: Learn to navigate the complexities of risk assessment and mitigation in multi-engine flight.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Deep dive into FAA regulations to ensure your teaching aligns with current standards and practices.
  • Mentorship: Benefit from the guidance of seasoned instructors, enriching your instructional techniques and aviation knowledge.

Program Fees & Costs

Summit Aviation offers both standard and accelerated tracks for your C.F.I. certification:

  • Standard Cost: $3,925
  • Accelerated Cost: $3,774
  • Training Hours: 15 hours of in-depth instruction
  • Written Exam Fee: $175
  • Checkride Fee: $1,600

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Summit Aviation's C.F.I. program unique?

Our C.F.I. program stands out due to our comprehensive curriculum that encompasses advanced instrument instruction, hands-on simulation, and personalized mentorship, ensuring you’re well-prepared to mentor the next generation of pilots.

Is there support available after completing the C.F.I. program?

Absolutely. Summit Aviation is committed to supporting our instructors through continued education opportunities, networking, and career placement assistance.

How quickly can I start teaching after completing the program?

Once you’ve successfully passed your checkride and received your CFI certification, you can begin teaching immediately, subject to our internal orientation and training for new instructors.

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More Accelerated Courses

Accelerated courses allow you to meet your flying goals much faster. You will be assigned to a personal Flight Instructor for your course(s). These course options are available in our rental or personal aircraft. 

Interested in a course? Call 845-702-5161 now!