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Instructor Ratings

CFI (Flight Instructor), CFII (Instrument Flight Instructor) and MEI (Multi-Engine Instructor)

Many jobs require a minimum of 1500 hours of flight time before you may be considered for employment. This is also true if you wish to attain your ATP Certificate. Getting your CFI, CFII and MEI ratings will help you get a job as a flight instructor to build those needed flight hours. Not only does this teach you the finer points of flying but you also become a near encyclopedia of meteorology, aerodynamics, aerospace physiology and aviation regulations. Many professional flight departments look for candidate with instructor rating as this makes you far more competent in a professional flight environment.

Eligibility Requirements​​ - CFI

  • Currently have at least a fixed wing Commercial Pilot License

  • Hold at least a current FAA Third Class Medical Certificate (second class to receive compensation)

  • Acquire at least 3 hours of airplane instruction and any necessary as to become proficient enough to pass the FAA flight examination

  • Acquire at least 15 hours as PIC (Pilot in Command) in an airplane

  • Pass FAA written test (knowledge exam) and checkride (practical test)

Eligibility Requirements​​ - CFII

  • Currently have at least a fixed wing Commercial Pilot License

  • Hold a current airplane Instrument Rating

  • Hold at least a current FAA Third Class Medical Certificate (second class to receive compensation)

  • Acquire at least 3 hours of airplane instruction and any necessary as to become proficient enough to pass the FAA flight examination

  • Acquire at least 15 hours as PIC (Pilot in Command) in an airplane

  • Pass FAA written test (knowledge exam) and checkride (practical test)

Eligibility Requirements​​ - MEI

  • Currently have at least a fixed wing Commercial Pilot License

  • Hold at least a current FAA Third Class Medical Certificate (second class to receive compensation)

  • Acquire at least 3 hours of multi-engine airplane instruction and any necessary as to become proficient enough to pass the FAA flight examination

  • Acquire at least 10 hours as PIC (Pilot in Command) in a multi-engine airplane

  • Pass FAA written test (knowledge exam) and checkride (practical test)

Pricing Information 

American Helicopters provides a multitude of pricing options for the CFI & CFII.

1. Block Time - Purchase 10 hours of flight instruction and get an extra hour for free!

2. Pay As You Go

3. Packages

CFI & CFII programs are put together for each student.  Call for an appointment. 

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