The program offers approximately 15 hours in the aircraft – the rest of the 35 hours of training are classroom based. While on the topic of aircraft, we recognize that pilots enrolling in a CFI training program will want to fly aircraft that are similar to those they are most experienced in. Take Flight offers both low wing Diamond DA20, DA40, DA40NG and the high wing glass panel Cessna 172S to ensure you always have an aircraft that meets your needs. Included in the program is spin awareness training too – so as long as you come to us with your Commercial SEL certifications and written exams completed, you never have to look elsewhere to complete the requirements of the CFI.
Your last stage check in the CFI program is with our management team and counts as a job interview if you want to work with us after passing your check ride. Our logic is that we would never graduate someone that we wouldn’t hire ourselves (however you are under no pressure or obligation whatsoever to work for Take Flight Aviation and employment is not a guarantee for graduates). We work with multiple examiners, so waiting for a practical exam is not typically an issue our clients face. Classes start monthly.
Requirements to be completed prior to starting course
_Current FAA Single Engine Land Commercial Certificate
_Current FAA Medical
_Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) exam
_Successful completion of the Flight Instructor Airplane (FIA) exam
_Video meeting with CFI Course Director or President of TFA
If you would like to book an appointment for an in person meeting, please click here.