Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

Becoming a certified flight instructor allows you to pass on the knowledge you have learned to students and build time towards a career flying for someone else.

FAA Rating Requirements

General Requirements:

  • Minimum 18 Years Old to Take Practical Flight Test
  • Hold a Commercial Pilot Helicopter Certificate
  • Must Read, Write, Understand, and Speak English
  • Hold a Current FAA Medical Certificate
  • Pass FAA Written – Fundamentals of Instruction Pass FAA Written – Knowledge Tests
  • Pass an FAA Oral and Practical Flight Test

Flight Requirements (to instruct in R22):

  • Minimum of 150 Hours of Flight Time
  • At least 200 hours of helicopter flight time (to instruct in R22)
  • At least 50 hours must be in a Robinson R22 helicopter (to instruct in R22)
  • 3 hours in preparation for the flight test

What this means to you:
This allows you to teach students.


  • FAA CFI Practical Test Standards
  • Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)

Prerequisite Experience:
Hold a commercial







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