High Flight Aviation - Certificated Flight Instructor
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Flight Instructor

The Flight Instructor certificate is one of the most challenging and rewarding certificates you can earn.  High Flight Aviation offers a 5-day Flight Instructor certificate that will give you the knowledge and skill to pass your check ride; the first time!


Success in this program and your successful check-ride is largely dependent on your preparation in advance of our program. Read Preparing for the CFI Practical Test to understand the recommended preparation, prerequisites, and schedule. In order to better facilitate your success and preparation, I am available to review and listen to your lesson plans at no additional charge.  I also have several lesson plan samples from other students that have successfully obtained their CFI Rating.

The accelerated CFI course, because of its detail and complexity can be configured to suit your schedule, either 5 days in a row or with a break in between. However it is important to compress the training into as short a time frame as possible to insure continuity and retention of learning. A typical day will start with a flight of approximately 1.5 – 2 hours with the balance of the day spent presenting lesson plans.

All HFA courses, you will receive detailed course tracking information for all flights and maneuvers, giving you immediate feedback of your flight(s).  HFA uses cutting-edge technology giving our students an excellent tool for improving their flying skills every step of the way.


  • Commercial pilot certificate with Instrument Rating


  • Day 1 - Breaking the ice and flying from the right seat
    • 0800-1130: Beginning flight instruction
    • 1300-1700: CFI Ground
  • Day 2 - Basic instruction techniques
    • 0800-1130: Basic 4 Maneuvers & Instrument Reference
    • 1300-1700: CFI Ground
  • Day 3 - Teaching performance maneuvers
    • 0800-1130: Performance & Ground Reference Maneuvers 
    • 1300-1700: CFI Ground
  • Day 4 - Commercial maneuvers, Stalls and stall/spin awarness
    • 0800-1130: Commercial Maneuvers and Flight Instructor stalls
    • 1300-1700: CFI Ground
  • Day 5 - Finishing up
    • 0800-1130: Mock Check-Ride
    • 1300-1700: Mock Oral

Cost & Aircraft Rental:

  • Course Cost: $4,000.00
    • If additional instruction is needed after the 5th day, instruction is provided at a daily rate of $800/day or $95/hr if less than a full day is required.  In order to guarantee your reservation a 50% deposit is required within 30 days of the start date with the balance due on the first day of the course.
  • Aircraft Costs (Approx): ~$1,500
    • Aircraft are rented through Plus One Flyers which requires membership to join.  Membership is $129 + $32.00/mo should you decide to remain a member.  You can cancel membership anytime.

Payment Terms and Conditions:

  • For those pursuing non-accelerated instructor training, instruction is provided at a rate of $800 per day or $100 per hour.