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Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII)

Expand your flight instruction career options with a Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII)

The CFII rating is not a requirement. However it is highly recommended. This rating allows you to teach instruments. Although this is one of the toughest ratings to acquire, without this, you will not be able to conduct flight training for simulated/actual instruments. This will also give you the opportunity to teach more students.

During your CFII training you will be guided through teaching techniques for instrument conditions. You will gain the skills needed for a complex teaching environment that will carry over to other aspects of your flying career.

CFII Requirements
  • 18 years old
  • Must be able to read, speak, write, and understand English
  • Commercial Pilot with instrument rating or ATP

Our course is broken down into two progressive stages designed to guide you through the training requirements of the CFII helicopter pilot.

If you have already started your CFII training and you’re looking at switching to Longhorn, give us a call so we can provide you with a customized quote.

Stage One

Ground Objective

During the ground lessons of this stage, the applicant will learn the analysis and performance of the maneuvers and procedures required for an instrument helicopter rating, from the right seat of the training helicopter, including appropriate safety of flight practices. This stage also provides training and review in the following areas: learning theories, elements of learning, principles of effective communication, the teaching process, evaluations, human behavior, aeronautical decision making, flight instructor responsibilities, requirements for certificates and basic helicopter control from the instructor seat.

Flight Objective

During the flight lessons this stage, the applicant will learn the analysis and performance of the maneuvers and procedures required for an instrument helicopter rating from the instructor seat of the training helicopter, including appropriate safety of flight practices.

Stage Two

Ground Objective

During the ground lessons of this stage, the applicant will learn the analysis and performance of all the maneuvers required for instrument certification from the instructor seat of the training helicopter. Appropriate maneuvers and procedures will be practiced using visual and instrument references, as indicated in the lesson content. Throughout the course, the applicant will use proper crew resource management (CRM) techniques, exhibit positive exchange of aircraft control procedures, and display sound aeronautical decision making (ADM) skills.

Flight Objective

During the flight lessons of this stage, students will continue to practice instruction of the skills covered in stage one. Students will become familiar with common errors associated with the covered maneuvers and practice recognition, analysis, and correction of these errors. Additional emphasis will be placed on the use of proper CRM techniques, exhibiting positive exchange of aircraft control procedures, and displaying sound ADM skills.

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