Certified Flight Instructor
CFI Instrument Requirements
YEARS OF AGE
What Will I Learn?
Techniques of Instrument Instruction
Preparing Students for Instrument Checkride
Instruction for IMC / IFR conditions
Teach Instrument Flying Skills
Evaluate Instrument Flying Skills
FAA Knowledge Exams
CFII applicants must study for and pass the two required FAA exams. These two tests, FOI and FII, Fundamentals of Instruction and Flight Instructor Instrument will cover basic knoweldge to be a safe and effective instructor.
An average of 10 hours of Ground training will occur during your CFII instruction. Ground training will occur before and after each flight.
A combined simulator and flight training under the hood will occur. There is only a 3-hour minimum required to take a checkride, however your training will be closer to 10-15 hours of flight time.
Oral & Practical Exam
Upon completion of training, you will take the Flight Instructor oral and practical exams. Completed with a Designated Pilot Examiner, these exams will thoroughly test your instructional knowledge and teaching abilities.
How long will it take to earn my CFI Instrument Certificate?
There is no hour requirement for training to obtain the CFI Instrument Certificate. Working with an instructor, you will both make the determination as to when you are ready to take the required exams.
What will my training involve?
Your training will involve a certain amount of dual instruction, both ground and flight and/or simulator with an authorized instructor.
What can I do once I have my CFI Instrument Certificate?
With a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Certificate, you can train students to fly under instrument meteorological conditions. You are also authorized to endorse students to take both the required knowledge, and practical exams to obtain their instrument rating.
Once I get my CFI Instrument Certificate, what do I have to do to keep it current?
If you already have a CFI, obtaining the CFI Instrument will reset your expiration date for 24 more calendar months. If you are training prospective instrument pilots, you must remain instrument current if you are instructing in aircraft in actual instrument meteorological conditions.
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* Hours are subject change.
355 Valley Road
South Burlington, VT 05403