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Choose Flight School With Highly Trained and Certified Flight Instructors

Choose Flight School With Highly Trained and Certified Flight InstructorsSome of the best flight training facilities are located in sunny Florida where the weather provides optimal flying time. Once the location is established the next contributing factor to finding a good flight school is quality of flight training programs and its flight instructors.

Florida attracts some of the top flight instructors. Flight training under the best instructors ensures that pilot students catch the material faster, get credibility, and learn things they might not learn with other instructors.

The FAA issues a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate (CFI) and a Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII or CFI-I) add-on certificate. For your initial flight instructor certificate, the checkride is done with an FAA examiner. For the add-on instrument certificate, any designated examiner will suffice.

Outlined below are requirements become a Certified Instructor Certificate (CFI):

  • Flight instructor applicants must be at least 18 years old
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand English
  • Hold either a commercial pilot certificate or an airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate.

You’ll need at least a 3rd class medical to act as pilot-in-command of an aircraft while instructing, but in fact, a flight instructor is not required to have a current medical certificate if they aren’t acting as pilot in command or performing duties of a required crewmember.

For the CFI certificate, there are two initial exams:

  1. The FOI (Fundamentals of Instruction) Exam
  2. FAA Certified Flight Instructor Knowledge Exam.

The FOI covers topics related to teaching, such as the learning process, effective teaching elements, training techniques, etc. The knowledge exam covers everything that you have learned up until this point, including all recreational, private and commercial topics, as well as instrument, multi-engine and high-performance topics.

What To Look For In Your Flight Instructor

Your primary instructor should be at least a certificated flight instructor (CFI). Ensure that your instrument instructor has an instrument instructor rating (CFII). Instrument training received from a non-rated instructor can cause problems when it comes to meeting FAA requirements.

The flight instructor is the cornerstone of aviation safety. The FAA has adopted an operational training concept that places the full responsibility for student training on the authorized flight instructor. In this role, the instructor assumes the total responsibility for training the student pilot in all the knowledge areas and skills necessary to operate safely and competently as a certificated pilot in the National Airspace System. This training will include airmanship skills, pilot judgment and decision making, and accepted good operating practices.

An FAA certificated flight instructor has to meet broad flying experience requirements, pass rigid knowledge and practical tests, and demonstrate the ability to apply recommended teaching techniques before being certificated. In addition, the flight instructor’s certificate must be renewed every 24 months by showing continued success in training pilots, or by satisfactorily completing a flight instructor’s refresher course or a practical test designed to upgrade aeronautical knowledge, pilot proficiency, and teaching techniques.

A pilot training program is dependent on the quality of the ground and flight instruction the student pilot receives. A good flight instructor will have a thorough understanding of the learning process, knowledge of the fundamentals of teaching, and the ability to communicate effectively with the student pilot.

A good flight instructor will use a syllabus and insist on correct techniques and procedures from the beginning of training so that the student will develop proper habit patterns. The syllabus should embody the “building block” method of instruction, in which the student progresses from the known to the unknown. The course of instruction should be laid out so that each new maneuver embodies the principles involved in the performance of those previously undertaken. Consequently, through each new subject introduced, the student not only learns a new principle or technique, but broadens his/her application of those previously learned and has his/her deficiencies in the previous maneuvers emphasized and made obvious.

If you plan to attend flight school, why not choose a school with top flight instructors.

Flight Instructors At Aviator Flight Training Academy Located in Florida

Aviator’s Faculty and Flight Training Instructors are hired directly from the ranks of our graduating student population and have more than 200 hours of multi-engine flight time.

The Faculty at Aviator College hold a minimum of a Bachelors Degree and teach all flight training, classroom based courses.

The Academy Flight Instructors are hired directly from the ranks of Aviator graduates. The Flight Training Instructors work one-on-one with their students in the air.

Students often complete the entire program with the same Flight Training Instructor, which allows them to find a comfortable relationship and learn faster. Flight Training Instructors are available to fly with students 24 hours-a-day, rain or shine.

We encourage our Flight Training Instructors to provide actual instrument flight time with their students whenever possible to gain real-world experience. Our Flight Training Instructors continue to grow in their skills while flying in the high density traffic operations of Florida’s airspace.

To speak with an instructor contact the college at 772-672-8222.

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