Flight Instructor Courses -
Teach the joy the flying!
After you earn your commercial pilot certificate, you may start training to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI).
In today's extremely competitive industry, the airlines are very
selective of the pilots they hire. They base their decisions not
only on the amount of time you have in the air, but also on the
type of experience you have.
The airlines favor pilots who have built their time instructing
other pilots over pilots who have built their time flying banners
up and down the beach. Any pilot that earns a Flight Instructor
Certificate has clearly achieved a higher level of understanding.
While working on your instructor certificate at
American Airman, you will have the opportunity to aid in our ground
instruction classrooms as well as observe instructional flights
with our other students. This will help sharpen your teaching skills
and make you a better instructor when you have finished your training.
And best of all, after you complete your training, you will have
the opportunity to work with us as one of our instructors!
For advanced training (anything after your private pilot certificate),
we charge an extra $10/hr for both the aircraft and instructor over
our posted rates for primary instruction.
Since our Flight Instructor Course is typically combined with our
commercial pilot course, after you complete your Commercial Pilot
Certificate you are practically ready for your Certified Flight
Instructor Certificate. We anticipate it will cost another $4000
for flight and ground training and $500 for exam fees before you
are ready to earn your CFI. Then, upon completion of your training,
we will hire you as one of our instructors, and you will be able
to earn money flying as a career pilot!
* Also, as one of our instructors, we will provide free instruction
for your Instrument Instructor Certificate!