Certified Flight Instructor

A Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Rating is required a pilot to instruct other pilots—often the first step in a pilot’s career and a great way to gain flight hours. Flight instructing is a wonderful way to get started in the aviation industry, and you can build up your own experience and credentials while sharing your passion for flying with other aspiring pilots.


This course will help you earn your Certified Flight Instructor Rating for both single-engine and multi-engine airplanes, as well as for instrument training. These three flight instructor courses can be completed simultaneously or in any order that you prefer. Many of our own flight instructors were hired right after completing their training at Hillsboro Aero Academy, so this is also an excellent opportunity to gain the confidence of your peers and earn your first job as a professional pilot.

  • How to Provide Flight Training
  • How to Provide Ground Training
  • How to Instruct, Evaluate & Motivate Effectively
  • And So Much More

The FAA minimum hour requirement for a Part 141 CFI Rating is 40 hours of ground training and 25 hours of flight training.



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