Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating

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

COMMERCIAL

CERTIFICATE

INSTRUMENT

RATING

18

YEARS OF AGE

$87.98

CFI HOURLY RATE

$174.90-199

AIRCRAFT HOURLY RATE

$3,200

PROGRAM ESTIMATE

10 HOURS

Aircraft Estimate

1 MONTH

TIME FRAME ESTIMATE

Note: Checkride, Testing, and Pilot Equipment costs are not included in this estimate.

What Will I Learn?

Ground Knowledge:

Techniques of Instrument Instruction
Preparing Students for Instrument Checkride

Flight Experience:

Instruction for IMC / IFR conditions
Teach Instrument Flying Skills
Evaluate Instrument Flying Skills

Training Breakdown

Ground Training

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.

Flight Training

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.

Instructor Endorsement

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. 

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