Certified Flight Instructor (CFI/CFII)

Get Paid to Fly

AlphaFlight fosters a strong culture of giving back and one of the best ways to give back as an aviator is to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI/CFII). In fact, Jake, our General Manager and former Pilot Trainer for a regional airline, prefers training and mentoring pilots to flying full time.

“I enjoy instructing … teaching and sharing something with others.” – Jake Marohn 

Trained to Lead

For many on the Career Pilot path, a CFI role is often their first aviation job. Training future pilots builds your leadership skills, makes you a better pilot, and — wait for it — counts toward logging your own flight hours.

If you’re ready to take on this rewarding experience and continue your career pilot journey, contact us for enrollment details.

We offer thorough instructor training for both CFI and CFI with Instrument.

Above and Beyond

Choosing AlphaFlight as your aviation school means you’re taking advantage of our accelerated CFI Training program and our years of industry experience. We support your learning with mentorship from experienced CFIs and experienced aviation industry leadership. After you have your Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate, and at least 190 hours of flight time (if training under Part 141 ) you may enroll to train as a CFI and prepare to teach others.

AlphaFlight’s CFI Training curriculum prepares you for the FAA checkride and highlights our detailed approach to training: Lesson plans, the highest level of professional conduct,and effective training techniques are part of what you’ll learn. Plus, You’ll have the ability to convey your own excellent training to other students who are coming up behind you.

Learn about how AlphaFlight supports upcoming CFIs with our optional Checkride Advantage guides.

Q & A.

How long does it take to become a CFI?

Our CFI Training is designed to be completed in about two or three weeks depending on your availability. This schedule includes flight time.