Epic Flight Instructor Academy

Flight Instructor

When students teach what they are learning, they become better students.

At Epic Flight Academy, we understand the importance of learning and continued education. Professional pilots are required to learn over the course their entire aviation career; whether they are upgrading to new aircraft or technology, or they are completing their six-month currency check, every professional pilot will forever be a student.

Whether you are brand new to teaching and flight instruction or are very experienced, we are confident that you will thrive in our self-paced Flight Instructor Academy.

Initial Flight Instructor (CFI) Course

As a Certificated Flight Instructor, you will gain the qualifications to teach Private Pilot and Commercial Single-Engine students. Our flight school hires motivated, certified instructors, which frequently leads to the offer of a paid instructing position here at Epic upon successful completion of the course. We love hiring our successful students, because we know they have mastered a rigorous training.

Full-time students enrolled in our Flight Instructor Academy will have 3 hours a day of FIFTP Ground School Monday through Friday, accumulating a total of 60 hours. Students will then begin one-on-one ground instruction, flying the Cessna 172 for 4 hours and the Piper PA-28 for 12 hours. Students who truly dedicate themselves to completing their CFI, study hard, and make pilot training the top priority, can complete within a 6-week period.

Part-time students that are working or enrolled in school may find that their CFI takes 12 weeks to finish based on an estimated 3 activities per week. However, our course durations are estimates, and we highly encourage you to chat with an Admissions Representative directly about your training needs and availability for a customized approximation.

Upcoming Classes: 
August 6 to August 31, 2018
September 10 to October 5, 2018
October 8 to November 2, 2018

Duration:
Ground School – 60 Hours
Flight – Cessna 172 w/ Instructor – 16 Hours
One-on-One Instruction – 15 Hours
Pre & Post Briefing – 4 Hours
Total Flight Hours: 16 Hours
Total Tuition – $5,925.00

Certificated Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Add-on Course

CFII or Certified Flight Instructor Instrument allows one to teach instrument rating applicants, both on aeronautical knowledge and flight training. If you’re already a professional pilot, this is the best way to build your instrument skills.

Duration:
Flight – Cessna 172 w/ Instructor – 5 Hours
Simulator – Cessna 172 w/ Instructor -10 Hours
One-on-One Instruction – 15 Hours
Pre & Post Briefing – 4 Hours
Total Tuition- $3,700.00

Multi-Engine Flight Instructor (MEI) Add-on Course
As an MEI, you will have the qualifications and credentials to teach students in Multi-Engine courses. Students who truly dedicate themselves to completing their MEI, study hard, and make pilot training their top priority can complete within a 4-week period.

Part-time students that are working or enrolled in school may find that their CFI takes 12 weeks to finish based on an estimated 3 activities per week. However, our course durations are estimates, and we highly encourage you to chat with an Admissions Representative directly about your training needs and availability for a customized approximation.

Duration:
Flight – Piper PA-44 w/ Instructor – 5 Hours
Simulator – Piper PA-44 w/ Instructor – 6 Hours
One-on-One Instruction – 15 Hours
Pre & Post Briefing – 4 Hours
Total Tuition- $3,890.00

*Students must have a minimum of 15 hours of Multi-Engine PIC time in order to qualify as a Multi-Engine instructor. Students with previous flight experience typically only require 5 hours of dual PA-44 flight time.


Meet Your Flight Instructor Team Leader!

Flight Instructor Leader Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson

Master’s Degree in Education
30 Years of Teaching Experience
Author of Telling Is not Teaching: The Flight Instructor’s Handbook
A&P Mechanic
Mike’s breakthrough teaching book, designed for flight instructors and applicable to teachers of all disciplines, promotes the idea that the “new school” of teaching, which embraces electronic technology, cannot sacrifice the “old school” of human relationships; the human brain stills learns in largely the same way that it has for millennia. Mike’s unique valuable background in education and aviation, combined with the resources available at our award-winning flight academy, produce an extraordinary result, guiding students to thorough development of the instructional skill set.


Interested in learning more about completing the Flight Instructor Course at Epic Flight Academy? Contact us now! We’re here to answer any questions and help you get started!