CFI Academy

Thank you for your interest in joining Fly Quest Aviation as a candidate for our next Certified Flight Instructor Academy. The following is some information on what to expect as-well-as help you prepare so that you are primed for success. 

 

Each course spans two months in length covering all knowledge areas necessary to be a CFI to include:

   -64 hours of group ground training in a class limited to four-to-six candidates

   -8 hours of one-on-one ground training with the instructor to be utilized anyway you wish

   -Access to a dedicated classroom from 9am to 6pm every day for study/practice

   -Access to our fleet of aircraft (PA-28-181’s, C-172S, Grumman GA7) at block rate pricing

   -Pre-scheduling of aircraft and flight instructor for the first 10 hours of flight training

   -A pre-scheduled check-ride date or assistance with scheduling a check-ride in the case where you are not able to make the scheduled date

*Any additional training needed will be at the rate of $55hr for Instruction & block rate for the applicable airplane rental

 

CFI Academy Expectations:

Your success is our success. We want you to be confident and well prepared for your check-ride, to ensure this we have set some expectations and prerequisites:

   -THIS IS A FULL TIME COMMITMENT. Success will be dependent on your preparedness, involvement & effort. We highly encourage CFI candidates’ study and practice together outside of course as much as possible.  

   -We are NOT “selling” a CFI check ride or endorsement. That will be earned by each individual.

   -CFI Check-ride endorsement will require:

      1) Recommendation from your primary flight instructor.

      2) A successful mock check-ride with the Chief Instructor.

   -In the event that a Candidate is not ready for the pre-scheduled check ride, FlyQuest will assist with obtaining another date, however in the end it will be dependent on you and the availability of the DPE. 

 

Prerequisites:

In our experience, the chance of a candidate's timely success is highly dependent on focusing on the task at hand. Therefore, the following must be complete prior to starting the Academy:

   -FAA eligibility requirements of 14 CFR 61.183

   -Knowledge exams (FOI & FIA) complete

   -Spin endorsement complete (or scheduled in the first week of the course)

   -Possess a fresh, foundational knowledge base and flight proficiency expected of a commercial pilot. This will be satisfied by an initial ground and flight assessment by one of our flight instructors prior to the course start date.

   -Aircraft Checkout (as needed)

   -All required & valid documents (Gov Photo ID, LogBook, Med, Pilot Cert)

   -Course fee paid in full

   -Last but most important, a POSITIVE ATTITUDE ☺