The flight instructor certificate allows a commercial and instrument-rated pilot to train flight students in acquiring their private and commercial pilot certificates. The instrument flight instructor rating allows the holder to train students working toward their instrument rating. Flight instructors can also teach aviation ground schools.
Please see Professional Pilot Aircraft Rental Rates and Flight Fees for further rate and fee information.
Employability Requirements: To be employed as a professional pilot, at the minimum, one must possess a commercial pilot certificate. This certificate is obtained by passing a Federal Aviation Administration written test, a flight test, and obtaining a Federal Aviation Administration medical certificate.
Prerequisites: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must comply with FAA licensing standards and possess an FAA Commercial certificate with Instrument Rating. Second class FAA medical certificate required prior to first day of class. Please contact instructor for details.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires that U.S. citizens prove citizenship status before beginning flight training by providing a current passport or birth certificate and driver’s license. Non-U.S. students must submit to a background and fingerprint check from the TSA prior to beginning training. Contact instructor for details.
Note: Students often complete their program requirements at different rates due to their own skills and abilities and the availability of aircraft and suitable weather. Thus, the number of quarters needed to satisfactorily complete all of the requirements may exceed those listed above in some cases.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|AVP 260||Certified Flight Instructor I||4|
|AVP 265||Certified Flight Instructor II||4|
|AVP 268||Certified Instrument Flight Instructor||4|
Receive initial training in teaching and learning theory as well as overall review of commercial pilot aeronautical knowledge subject areas. Student will be trained to fly the aircraft from the right seat to Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards.
Master proper teaching techniques from the right seat of the training aircraft. Develop proficiency in conducting aeronautical knowledge briefings. Successful completion will result when knowledge and proficiency meet and/or exceed FAA Practical Test Standards.
Acquire the aeronautical knowledge, skills and experience necessary to obtain an FAA Instrument Flight Instructor Rating added to student’s Certified Flight Instructor Certificate.