Certified Flight Instructor Training
In your rise up the ladder of aviation credentials, certified flight instructor training will likely play a role. Paragon Flight provides this program and all others you’ll need for a successful career in the sky.
Many smart pilots choose to earn a living as flight instructors as they work toward accumulating the 1,500 minimum logged hours for becoming an airline pilot. Certified Flight Instructors play a critical role in the training of future pilots, and it’s a very rewarding role to play for those that love aviation.
Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) benefit from the opportunity to hone their craft while making a living. If you want to learn a subject, teach it. This truism is as relative to aviation as it is to any other subject. Every lesson reinforces what the instructor knows, and each flight provides opportunities to become a smoother, more greatly skilled pilot.
Since serving as a Certified Flight Instructor will earn you a paycheck, you must first secure a Commercial Pilot License. If you plan to progress further as a professional pilot, it makes sense to obtain CFI training as well.
Types of Certified Flight Instructor Licenses:
- Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) – flight instructor with a focus on single-engine aircraft
- Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII) – flight instructor for students earning Instrument Flight Rating
- Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI) – flight instructor for students learning to fly twin-engine aircraft
Certified Flight Instructors can earn one, two, or three of these certifications.
Choose CFI Training at Paragon Flight
Paragon Flight welcomes flight instructor candidates to Page Field in Fort Myers, FL. This area offers numerous practice fields and lovely weather for takeoff 350+ days of the year. Our students have no shortage of opportunities for practice. Additionally, the pilot-friendly nature of the area draws the best flight instructors, and you can be one of them.
As a flight school, Paragon Flight operates under Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Parts 141 and 61. The dual approvals allow us to meet the needs of all pilot candidates.
The equipment that we at Paragon Flight keep for flight training qualifies as Technically Advanced Aircraft and enjoys maintenance and care that far surpasses the requirements of the FAA. The fleet itself includes all of the following aircraft:
- Piper PA28 “Pilot”
- Cessna C172S Skyhawk
- Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
- Cessna T182T Skylane
- Cirrus SR20 G6
- Cirrus SR22 G5/G6
- ALSIM AL172 Flight Simulator
Requirements for CFI Credentials:
- 18 years of age
- Fluent and literate in English
- Hold a private pilot and commercial pilot license
- Hold at least a 3rd Class Medical
- Hold the credentials in the category you aim to instruct (single-engine, instrument flight rating, or multi-engine)
- Log a minimum of 15 hours as PIC in parallel category and aircraft class
- Demonstrate ability to teach stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery
- Clear written exam and checkride
If you’re looking for the ideal source for certified flight instructor training, look no further than Paragon Flight! We offer CFI training, private pilot, commercial pilot, Airline Transport Pilot, multi-engine, and instrument flight training. Our facilities provide the ultimate in curriculum, aircraft, instructors, and location, and we provide a custom program to boot! Learn more by scheduling a consultation with our Chief Flight Instructor by calling (239) 747-0056.