A Certified Flight Instructor rating is required in order to teach students, and many pilots start their helicopter flying careers as flight instructors. During this training you will become even more proficient in your flying, and you will practice talking through and demonstrating the maneuvers as you would when teaching a student. The amount of additional flight time for most students is minimal, but you can plan on a lot more “homework”, as the FAA’s Oral Examination for CFI is very challenging. *Flight Training is available at all three locations. Please contact the office you are willing to receive training from!
Course Approximate Costs:
Robinson R22 rates 15 hours dual instruction@$275/hr $4,125 Ground Instruction 20 hours@$40/hr $800 Written Tests $200 Oral and Flight Exam $450 Books and Supplies $250
Total Course Costs Approximately $5825
Certified Instrument Flight Instructor Program
A Certified Instrument Flight Instructor rating will enable you to instruct students as they earn either their instrument ratings or the instrument time for their commercial license. There is no flight time required beyond the hours necessary for your initial instrument rating. 3 hours of flight time for preparation for the exam are necessary, but overall times vary greatly from student to student. Call (206)767-0508 for more information regarding your own situation.