Certified Flight Instructor
A Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating will not only increase your aeronautical skills and knowledge but allow you to instruct and greatly improve a student’s safety and ability to fly in inclement weather.
CFI Instrument Rating Requirements
YEARS OF AGE
CFI HOURLY RATE
AIRCRAFT HOURLY RATE
TIME FRAME ESTIMATE
Note: Checkride, Testing, and Pilot Equipment costs are not included in this estimate.
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
An average of 15 hours of Ground training will occur during your Certified Flight Instructor Instrument training. Ground training will occur before and after each flight. You will discuss the techniques for Instrument Instruction and how to prepare your student for their Instrument Checkride.
A combination of both simulator training and flight training under the hood will occur during your Certified Flight Instructor Instrument training. You will train to proficiency, approximately 15 hours of flight time.
Your instructor will give you multiple endorsements throughout your training, allowing you to take your FAA Knowledge Exam, and Checkride with a Designated Pilot Examiner.
FAA Knowledge Exams
Applicants must study for and pass the required Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane FAA Knowledge Exam as part of their Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating.
Oral & Practical Exam
After meeting all of the FAA Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating requirements, and your instructor has determined you are ready, you will take the Flight Instructor Instrument Oral Exam and Practical Test with a Designated Pilot Examiner. These exams will thoroughly test your instrument instructional knowledge and teaching abilities. Upon successful completion, you will be issued a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating.
THE VFA DIFFERENCE
With the largest and most advanced rental fleet in the state, VFA has the right aircraft for you. All of our aircraft are maintained to the highest standards by our in-house maintenance department.
VFA has a diverse group of passionate and knowledgeable instructors here to help you achieve your goals. No matter your learning style, we have the right instructor for you.
When you join us at VFA, you join a passionate community dedicated to furthering aviation education in Vermont. Every lesson you take at VFA helps to contribute to providing flights to underprivileged children in Vermont.
How long will it take to earn my Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating?
There are many variables that affect how quickly one earns their Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating. For example, bad weather on a day you are scheduled to fly may cancel a flight. Generally, if a student studies the material and flies frequently, he or she will complete training in the shortest amount of time.
Working with an instructor, you will both make the determination as to when you are ready to take the required exams; approximately 10-15 hours.
What will my Certified Flight Instructor Instrument training involve?
A combination of simulator training and flight training under the hood will occur during your training. You will train to proficiency; approximately 15 hours of flight time.
What can I do once I have my Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating?
With a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating, you can train students to fly under instrument meteorological conditions. You are also authorized to endorse students to take both the required FAA Knowledge Exam, and Oral Exam and Practical Test to obtain their Instrument Rating.
Once I get my Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating, what do I have to do to keep it current?
If you already have a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate, obtaining the Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating 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 an aircraft in actual instrument meteorological conditions.
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