Certified Flight Instructor

Certiifed Flight InstructorHaving the opportunity to spread your love of flying to other future pilots is a gift that never stops giving. If you’ve got your commercial pilot certificate and are interested in sharing your love of aviation with new pilots, the certified flight instructor certificate could be your next step.

As a certified Cessna Pilot Center, Lanier Flight Center has the most efficient curriculum for flight training to save you and your future students time and money. You can be confident that your students will be competent, safe pilots with Cessna’s comprehensive curriculum.

Down the road, you can also add multiengine and instrument ratings to your CFI certificate. Here’s the requirements listed in part 61.183 for earning a certified flight instructor certificate:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.
  3. Hold either a commercial pilot certificate or airline transport pilot certificate with:
    1. An aircraft category and class rating that is appropriate to the flight instrctor rating sought
    2. An instrument rating or privileges or privileges on that person’s pilot certificate that are appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought, if applying for:
      • A flight instructor cerificate with an airplane category and single-engine class rating
      • A flight instructor certificate with an airplane category and multiengine class rating
      • A flight instructor certificate with a powered lift rating
      • A flight instructor certificate with an instrument rating
  4. Receive a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor on the fundamentals of instruction listed in part 61.185 of this part appropriate to the knowledge test
  5. Pass a knowledge test on the areas listed in part 61.185 of this part unless the applicant:
    1. Holds a flight instructor certificate or ground instructor certificate issued under this part
    2. Holds a current teacher’s certificate issued by a state, county, city, or municipality that authorizes the person to teach at an educational level of the 7th grade or higher
    3. Is employed as a teacher at an accredited college or university
  6. Pass a knoledge test on the aeronautical areas listed in part 61.185(a)(2) and (a)(3) of this part that are appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought
  7. Receive a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor on the areas of operation listed in part 61.187(b) of this part, appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought
  8. Pass the required practical test that is appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought in an:
    1. Aircraft that is representative of the category and class of aircraft for the aircraft rating sought or
    2. Flight simulator or flight training device that is representative of the category and class for the rating sought, and used in accordance with an approved course at a training center certified under part 142 of this chapter
  9. Accomplish the following for a flight instructor certificate with an airplane or a glider rating:
    1. Receive a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor indicating that the applicant is competent and possesses instructional proficiency in stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery procedures after providing the applicant with flight training in those training areas in an airplane or glider, as appropriate, that is certificated for spins; and
    2. Demonstrate instructional proficiency in stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery procedures. However, upon presentation of the endorsement specified in paragraph (i)(1) of this section an examiner may accept that endorsement as satisfactory evidence of instructional proficiency in stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery procedures for the practical test, provided that the practical test is not a retest as a result of the applicant failing the previous test for deficiencies in the knowledge or skill of stall awareness, spin entry, spins, or spin recovery instructional procedures. If the retest is a result of deficiencies in the ability of an applicant to demonstrate knowledge or skill of stall awareness, spin entry, spins, or spin recovery instructional procedures, the examiner must test the person on stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery instructional procedures in an airplane or glider, as appropriate, that is certificated for spins;
  10. Log at least 15 hours as pilot in command in the category and class of aircraft that is appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought; and
  11. Comply with the appropriate sections of this part that apply to the flight instructor rating sought.

So if you are interested Atlanta Flight Training at a Cessna Pilot Center, contact Lanier Flight Center today.

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