Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Course

The Certified Flight Instructor Course is the beginning of learning to teach helicopter students of your own. You will fly left seat instead of right and begin teaching maneuvers to your flight instructor both in the air and on the ground. Ultimately, this course will prepare you for the FAA checkride and, soon, your first job as a helicopter pilot.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
    Read, speak, write and understand English

Enrollment Prerequisites

  • Must have a FAA Commercial Pilot license in helicopters
    Must hold at least a current third class medical certificate


* Rates listed are block rates, available when customer chooses cash deposit option of $3,000 deposit increments. Add $10/hr for regular rate on aircraft rental. Prices for books & supplies, the knowledge test, the FAA’s practical test and your medical certificate may vary slightly.

For pilots with previous helicopter experience, Part 61 is a option with a tailored curriculum based on your needs. Please call for additional details and pricing.

R-22 students should be under 220 lbs flight weight. R-44 students must be under 300 lbs flight weight.


Robinson R-22 Option

COURSE COMPONENT HOURS RATE TOTAL
Dual Flight Instruction (left seat) 25.0 $305 $7,625
Ground Instruction 40.0 $50 $2,000
Pre/Post Briefing 15.4 $50 $770
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Course Total $10,395

Robinson R-44 Option

COURSE COMPONENT HOURS RATE TOTAL
Dual Flight Instruction (left seat) 25.0 $575 $14,375
Ground Instruction 40.0 $50 $2,000
Pre/Post Briefing 15.4 $50 $770
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Course Total $17,145