Flight Instructor Program

Our CFI course enables you to instruct and mentor aspiring pilots while gaining excellent experience as PIC and accumulating flight hours, paving the way for furthering career opportunities. Certified flight instructor jobs include teaching FAA PPL and CPL.

Certified Flight Instructor

Course Description

This CFI course is designed to take a Commercial Pilot single or multi engine airplane certificate holder to the completion of the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Certificate.

Most professional pilots and airline pilots have spent their time as flight instructors. There really is no other better option than being a flight instructor to gain all that experience and flight time necessary to advance on to the other professional pilot careers.

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A current FAA Commercial Pilot certificate (or ATP) with Airplane Category (ASEL or AMEL).

A minimum of class III medical certificate, valid. Basic Med is acceptable.

FIA and FOI exam passed (preferred, but not required), or Ground Instructor in lieu of FOI.

Course Structure

Our CFI initial course is a very detailed, thorough, and hands-on course, and requires a lot of hard work and time on the part of the applicant as well as the instructors. The course is about 10-12 hours of flight training, and 60-80 hours of ground school. You need to keep in mind that this training is about being able to teach aviation, both on the ground and in flight. This course is not about your piloting skills. We understand that you already hold at least a commercial pilot certificate, hence you already have mastered the art of flying. Now it is about mastering the art of teaching aviation.

The 60+ hours of the ground school includes all the subject areas covered in the Fundamentals of Instruction and the Flight Instructor Aeronautical Knowledge. You will have to spend a lot of time yourself for self-study, and also practice teaching other students while your instructor is supervising. By the time you are ready for your FAA checkride you will have gained all the knowledge and confidence necessary to qualify as a flight instructor and teach others how to fly.

The Flight portion of the course includes all the Private, Commercial, and CFI maneuvers, with you teaching from the right seat. The course also includes the required spin awareness, entry, and recovery techniques. At the completion of the course, you will have all the skills and confidence necessary to teach another pilot while sitting in the right seat of an airplane.

Certified Flight Instructor Instrument

Course Description

This is an add on course to an existing Flight Instructor certificate.

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A current FAA Certificated Flight Instructor certificate with Airplane Category (ASE or AME).

A minimum of class III medical certificate, valid. Basic Med is acceptable.

FII written exam passed (preferred, but not required).

Course Structure

Our CFII add on course is pretty straight forward – we will train you and get you ready for the Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane practical test.

Ground and Flight Instruction is provided by qualified and experienced instructors. Lesson plans and reference materials is included in the ground portion of this course.

Multi Engine Instructor

Course Description

This MEI course is a training course to help you add Multi Engine Rating on your existing FAA Flight Instructor certificate. You must have 10 hours PIC in a multi-engine airplane at the time of starting this course. If not, please add extra day for each 5 hours missing.

Checkride is scheduled and completed on the 4th day. Our MEI course is 3 days of ground and flight training and immediately followed by a checkride with a DPE on the 4th day. Checkrides are pre-scheduled.

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A current or expired FAA Flight Instructor certificate (CFI).

A minimum of class III medical certificate, valid. Basic Med is acceptable.

There is no written exam for this add-on course.

10 hours PIC in multi-engine aircraft.

Course Structure

Our MEI add-on course includes about 10 hours of ground training and about 5 hours of flight training covering the multi-engine course materials.

Lesson plans are provided as part of the ground school. You will have 2 ground sessions and 1-2 flight training sessions per day.

Your Roadmap

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Checkride Information

A check-ride is an essential part of the pilot certification process that includes both a flight test and an oral exam. During a check-ride, a designated pilot examiner (DPE) assesses the pilot's ability to operate an aircraft safely and proficiently. The examination covers various aspects, including flight maneuvers, navigation, emergency procedures, communication skills, and a thorough understanding of aviation regulations.

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Rental & Service Rates

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The Piper Cherokee 140
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The Piper 100i
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Wondering how to pay?

First Landings offers financing options with the ability to finance 100% of your flight training for reasonable rates. The application process is fairly quick and most applicants have received short response times. Feel free to ask us questions about our partner financing programs.

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We offer a 1-hour discovery flight to give you the opportunity to experience taking to the air. A certified flight instructor will demonstrate preflight and flying techniques before you climb aboard, will taxi down the runway and before you know it, you are in the air! During the flight, you will have the opportunity to control the plane through the sky and try out several maneuvers before the pilot takes over again for landing. At the subsequent debriefing, guests pen their first logbook entry and review their performance.


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“These group of pilots and trainers are professional and experienced. They have a diverse training staff. So whether it’s age, gender, or personality you are seeking then First Landings may be the place for you. As an executive of this firm my schedule is packed. The team here works with me all the time to ensure I have consistent flight time flying the aircraft I prefer. I am satisfied i choose them for my flight instruction. Come and try a discovery flight.“

- Mark Anderson

“I want to thank everyone on the first landings team for everything that they did for me to get me to my private pilots certification. Everyone was great to work with and be around. The energy they bring is awesome. I want to give a special shout out to Sean. I did most of my training with him. This guy knows his stuff! He has experience, professionalism and most of all patience. Awesome instructor.“

- Ryan Gonzalez

“Started my aviation training here and had an amazing experience. I was able to pass my written test and private pilots check-ride on the first attempt for both, due to the amazing training i received. They have very experienced flight instructors there that want to see you strive. The pricing is very reasonable and the aircraft are well maintained. Any issue I found they addressed it right away and get it safely resolved.“

- Bradley Doss

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