CFI Academy

Certified Flight Instructor training at Thrust Flight is a professional aviation course of instruction focused on teaching you how to teach students.

It consists of 60+ hours of interactive ground sessions where your aviation knowledge and understanding of flight maneuvers will be expanded and focused on how you transfer this knowledge to your student.

You will construct lesson plans, practice teaching to other class members, learn how to deal with student frustrations, how to organize your time during a flight or ground lesson and more.

The flight portion (for those doing the “Fly Academy”) transitions you from the left seat to the right seat, both in terms of flight proficiency and building confidence in knowing what to say and do during the lesson.

Safety is emphasized throughout the CFI training. Graduates are fully prepared to begin their career as a Certified Flight Instructor.

Try CFI No-Fly Online!

Prepare for your CFI oral checkride from the comfort of your own home – with a live instructor! Bob Choate has helped hundreds pass their CFI checkride, and now you can attend the award winning CFI Academy he developed online. Watch the video below and contact us for more details.

CFI Training Options at Thrust Flight

Thrust Flight offers two different options for both of our CFI Academies.

Fly CFI Academy – This provides both the required knowledge training and dual flight time to prepare you for the FAA Practical Exam. This is best for local students and students that can commit 2-3 weeks to the academy.

No Fly CFI Academy – This program is classroom training only, with no flight time included. This accelerates completion of the required knowledge training in a structured, classroom environment. Upon completion students can complete the flight portion of their training at home on their own schedule.

CFI-Airplane Academy

Knowledge Curriculum:

  • Curriculum for both 15 Day CFIA and 10 Day CFIA No-Fly Academies
  • 10 Days, 60+ hours of interactive knowledge instruction and practice teaching
  • Comprehensive review on Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI’s)
  • Logbook entry for ground instruction and endorsement for FOI training
  • Thrust Flight Satchel including all Books & Materials
  • FOI & FIA Knowledge Test Preparation (If Candidates have already completed FOI & FIA exams, the Instructor will provide 61.39 Deficiencies Endorsement)

Flight Curriculum for 15 Day Academy

  • 10 hours of dual flight training in aircraft accomplished over 12 days (Includes Spin Training if needed)
  • Required endorsements for CFIA Practical exam upon demonstration of proficiency
  • Help with IACRA and scheduling Designated Pilot Examiners

Additional Information:

  • Candidates may add-on a mock oral exam at any time during their training. This is excellent preparation for the oral portion of the FAA Practical Test (Minimum 3 hours at instructor rates)

Pricing

  • CFIA No-Fly 10 Day Academy – $1,695
  • CFIA 15 Day (Knowledge & Flight) Academy:
    • Cessna 172 Dynon: $4,699
    • Sportcruiser: $4,299

Please note that all documents MUST be submitted 7 days prior to the start of your desired academy.


CFI-Instrument Academy

Knowledge Curriculum:

  • 8 days of knowledge instruction
  • Total of 56+ classroom hours for the required knowledge areas and practice teaching
  • Thrust Flight Satchel including all Books & Materials
  • FII Knowledge Test Preparation
  • 61.39 Deficiency Endorsement for candidates who have already competed the FII exam.

Flight Curriculum for 15 Day Academy

  • 7 hours of dual flight training in aircraft
  • 3 hours of full-motion simulator time
  • Required endorsements for CFII Practical exam upon demonstration of proficiency
  • Help with IACRA and scheduling Designated Pilot Examiners
  • We utilize Cessna 172’s with either the Dynon Skyview HDX or Garmin G-1000 suite of glass panel avionics

Pricing

  • CFII No-Fly 8 Day Academy – $1,695
  • CFII 13 Day (Knowledge & Flight) Academy – $ 4,199

Contact our Flight Training Director to sign up for an academy.

Please note that all documents MUST be submitted 7 days prior to the start of your desired academy.

Hear directly from students currently enrolled in our CFI training program!

No-Fly CFI Course

The CFI No-Fly Academy at Thrust Flight is unique; you will not find this anywhere else. This Academy is designed for the pilot who wishes to do accelerated CFI training in the required FAA knowledge areas and then complete their flight training, at their own pace, with their local FBO.

What does this mean for you?

  • Complete the flight portion of your CFI training in familiar surroundings at your local FBO, on your own time
  • Complete all of the FAA required knowledge areas in 60+ hours of classroom instruction provided by top instructors
  • All books and materials provided
  • Includes FOI Endorsement and log of ground instruction

Ready to start your accelerated flight training program? Give us a call or fill out our contact form and we’ll build the perfect program for you.


Ready to become a flight instructor? Get started with our CFI training program today. Give us a call or fill out our contact form and we’ll help you determine if this program is right for you.