Certified Flight Instructor Schools

If you love flying and want to share that passion with other pilots in training, learn how to be an excellent Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) at one of the best flight schools in the country, Paragon Flight. 

Prepare to Share Your Flight Instruction Skills

Certified Flight Instructor SchoolsEnter the aviation sector with one of a pilot’s most rewarding roles: teaching others to fly. This position allows pilots to continue to accrue flight hours while they work. Once you have your commercial license, train for a CFI, CFII, or MEI certification. 

  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) – single-engine flight instruction
  • Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument (CFII) – instrument flight instruction
  • Certified Flight Instructor, Multi-engine (MEI) – multi-engine flight instruction

How do you gain any of these credentials?

First, qualify for participation in a flight instructor course at Paragon Flight:

  • Commercial Pilot License (CSEL or CMEL)
  • Appropriate credentials and rating for the instructor credentials sought
  • FAA 3rd Class Medical
  • 18 years old, minimum
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Log a minimum of 15 hours as PIC in the category and class of aircraft appropriate to the credentials sought
  • Demonstrate sufficient ability to teach stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recover 
  • Pass the FAA written exam
  • Pass the verbal and practical exam.

Certified Flight Instructor Courses

Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

Paragon Flight’s CFI course prepares commercial pilots to teach student pilots. Serving as a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) is a common entry point into a career as a pilot. The course focuses on the art of teaching, so much of the time is spent on ground training. We offer an ideal environment for all sorts of flight training at Paragon Flight, so pilots can develop skills as flight instructors and find plenty of opportunities to provide flight training right here.

When serving as a flight instructor, you can perfect your skills and understanding of the foundations of aviation, build logged flight hours, share your passion with others, grow in safety, and gain experience. Facing the challenges you’ll experience as a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) will also prepare you to behave and communicate professionally. 

Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument (CFII)

A Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument (CFII) can provide pilots with the training required to earn an Instrument Flight Rating (IFR). This training will consist of the following components:

  • Quality instrument scan
  • Instrument navigation
  • Conventional and advanced GPS-based systems
  • Instrument approaches
  • Instrument procedures
  • Unusual altitude entry
  • Recovery procedures
  • More

Flying with an instrument rating permits pilots to fly in many conditions using Glass Cockpit technology and advanced avionics. Paragon Flight offers a Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) fleet to learn and teach these skills.

Certified Flight Instructor, Multi-Engine (MEI)

Flight instructors must have an MEI rating to teach pilots how to fly twin-engine aircraft. These instructors must be able to prepare pilots for all potential emergency and non-emergency situations faced in multi-engine aircraft. 

To train as an instrument or multi-engine flight instructor, you must already have a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) credential and certification in the area you want to train to teach.

Become a Certified Flight Instructor at Paragon Flight, one of the leading flight schools in the country. Click here to explore the possibilities, or contact us directly at one of our three locations:

  • Fort Myers, FL – (239) 747-0056
  • Punta Gorda, FL – (941) 900-3131
  • LaGrange, GA – (706) 903-9337.