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Certified Flight Instructor



Becoming a certified flight instructor is considered one of the most important stages along your journey to the airlines. While you are not required to have teaching certificates to apply for the airlines, if you meet the hour requirements, it is becoming one of the most popular choices in building flight hours as well as having valuable experience to include on your resume in today’s competitive job market. Building hours as a certified flight instructor not only allows for increased learning but also involves teaching new students the thrill and challenges of becoming a pilot. There is no better way to learn the beauty and intricacies of flight than to teach!

At US Aviation Academy we consider it both our duty and privilege to be a platform for career pilots and the progression of an ever evolving aviation industry. We take great pride investing our time into transforming new and inspired aviators into professional pilots. Once your student’s training has been completed, you can say with confidence that you have played an important role in the growth of the aviation industry.

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Here’s how to get started:

  • Study for FII, FIA, FOI knowledge tests
  • Commercial ASEL, AMEL with 11 hours PIC/SPIC
  • Current first class medical
  • iPad (recommended 32GB)
  • Spin Endorsement (also available at US Aviation)
  • $500 enrollment deposit
  • IACRA information (UN, PW, FTN)
  • Recent flying experience – 15 hours minimum in the last 30 days
 US Aviation Academy can offer both Part 61 and Part 141 flight instructor courses. Most students opt for Part 61 courses unless using VA funding. Please contact US Aviation about using your VA benefits for CFI, CFII, or MEI courses. For Part 61 students, training is offered at hourly block rates. The table below shows our current rates. Time required will depend on student ability but we often estimate 20 hours in the Piper Arrow for CFI Initial.


Item Cost/Hourly
Piper Arrow (SE Complex) $160/hr
Cessna 172 $127/hr
Seneca I (ME) $260/hr
Single Engine Instruction $65/hr
Multi-Engine Instruction $70/hr
Redbird/AATD $85/hr
Insurance $2.50/hr
Books Varies

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Next course of action following the completion of the course will entail a review board with an appropriate chief to discuss employment as a CFI within the company!

Many of our students follow fast-paced programs which allows for a great opportunities to build hours quickly. Instructors can expect to build an average of 100 hours flight time per month.


Instructors earn base salary plus hourly extras for flight, ground and sim time.

A job will be offered upon completion of technical and flight interviews.


  • Envoy Pipeline Program
  • Sign on BONUS
  • Travel/ Relocating Allowance
  • 30 days of free corporate housing

Any questions, feel free to call or email.