FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Certified Flight Instructor - Helicopter

The Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Certificate is required in order to teach others to fly.  Once you become a CFI, you will be able to train individuals from student level to instructor as well as give flight reviews and checkouts.  As a CFI applicant you will learn from scenarios based on real world experiences.  During your course of training you will also become proficient teaching flight and ground lessons while developing your own training syllabus.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language

  • Hold at least an FAA Commercial Pilot or ATP Certificate

  • Hold an Instrument Rating if seeking CFI-Airplane or Instruments

  • Obtain at least an FAA Second Class Medical Certificate

  • Pass FAA Fundamentals of Instructing Knowledge Test (Written)*

  • Pass FAA CFI-H Knowledge Test (Written)

  • Pass FAA Practical Test (Oral and Flight)

 

Aeronautical Experience

  • Minimum 15 hours PIC in category and class sought

 

Materials

  • King Schools Flight Instructor/FOI Helicopter Course

  • FAA Helicopter Instructor's Handbook

  • FAA Helicopter Flying Handbook

  • FAA Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

  • ASA Helicopter Maneuvers Manual

  • ASA Prepware: CFI

  • ASA Flight Instructor PTS & Oral Exam Guide

  • Training Materials

 

*Some exceptions apply to waive FOI Knowledge Test. Refer to FAR 61.183

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