Accelerated CFI Training Arizona

Consider Paragon Flight before booking an accelerated Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) training course in Arizona. We have three locations – one each in Fort Myers, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and LaGrande, GA. Students can develop the skills needed to share their skills with others at any of these flight schools. Flight instructors can earn a living while building up their flight time, honing their skills, and appreciating the joy of passing on skills and knowledge.

Become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

Accelerated CFI Training ArizonaA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) has specialized training designed to translate knowledge and skills so that others can understand and apply the instruction received. This role is an excellent entry point into the industry, especially if you need to log flight time for future endeavors. Remember that airline pilots require 1,500 hours of accumulated flight time before applying.

The steps to become a Certified Flight Instructor are fairly simple:

  • Possess a valid Commercial Pilot License (CSEL/CMEL) or Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certification
  • Possess the parallel certification to the training that you want to provide – single-engine (CFI), instrument (CFII), or multi-engine (MEI)
  • FAA 3rd Class Medical Certification
  • 18 years old, minimum
  • Literate and fluent in the English language
  • Have at least 15 hours logged as Pilot-in-Command (PIC) in the parallel category and class or aircraft as the training sought
  • Possess proficiency and an endorsement in stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery
  • Pass the FAA written exam and oral/practical checkride.

Make a Living While Growing Your Skills

With a flight instructor certification, you can enter the aviation industry and earn a wage while building up to 8 hours per day of flight time. You may not plan to work as a flight instructor for the duration of your career, but as you build to the 1,500 hours you need to apply with an airline, working as a flight instructor will also allow you to perfect your flight skills and reap the fulfillment gained from sharing your passion.

Choose Paragon Flight

Paragon Flight is an ideal place to learn how to fly and how to teach others to fly. We house the standard aircraft for training, including the Piper28 “Pilot” for single-engine pursuits, the PA-44 Seminole for multi-engine practical experiences, and the Cirrus SR20 for primary training, high-performance endorsements, transition and differences training, and single-day or multi-day rentals. We also house the ALSIM AL172 Flight Simulator for practical experiences without leaving the ground.

Our locations provide 300+ days of flight-friendly weather, so students don’t experience delays in their flight training due to equipment or weather disruptions.

We supply the Jeppesen curriculum to our students. Computer-based and 30% more efficient than other programs, this curriculum is developed by a subsidiary of Boeing. We’re proud to be one of the select few flight schools allowed to use it.

Rounding out our instructional plans is our staff of instructors – all certified and diversely experienced. Students who come to Paragon Flight have a best-fit instructor who promises that the instructor will complement their personalities and learning styles.

Ready to forego plans to head to Arizona for accelerated CFI training in favor of the East Coast and Paragon Flight? Click here or call (239) 747-056 (Fort Myers, FL), (941) 900-3131 (Punta Gorda, FL), or (706) 903-9337 (LaGrange, GA).