A person who holds a flight instructor certificate (called a "certificated flight instructor" or CFI) is authorized to give training and endorsements required for and relating to: an instrument rating, only if the CFI has an instrument instructor rating (CFII); This cannot be given by a "safety pilot".
Just so, what is the difference between CFI and CFII?
A CFI can teach flying a single engine airplane in VFR conditions. A CFII can teach a single engine aircraft in IFR conditions.
Also, what is required to become a CFI?
Becoming a CFI Be at least 18 years of age. Hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate or ATP Certificate. Must hold a valid FAA 3rd Class Medical Certificate. Pass the FAA Practical Flight Test and Oral Examination.
How much does it cost to be a flight instructor?
Certificated Flight Instructor
|Initial CFI ||Cost: |
|** Written Test Fees ** ||$150.00 |
|** Check Ride Fee ** ||$500.00 |
|Total Cost: ||$3,470.00 |
|Total Cost for Both: ||$8,655.00 |
How many hours do I need to be a CFI?
Luckily, you only need 25 hours of training time (at a minimum) to become a certified flight instructor, or CFI, on airplanes. Glider Instructors require only 10 hours, though.