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CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

A Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Rating is required a pilot to instruct other pilots—often the first step in a pilot’s career and a great way to gain flight hours. Flight instructing is a wonderful way to get started in the aviation industry, and you can build up your own experience and credentials while sharing your passion for flying with other aspiring pilots.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

This course will help you earn your Certified Flight Instructor Rating for both single-engine and multi-engine airplanes, as well as for instrument training. These three flight instructor courses can be completed simultaneously or in any order that you prefer. Many of our own flight instructors were hired right after completing their training at Hillsboro Aero Academy, so this is also an excellent opportunity to gain the confidence of your peers and earn your first job as a professional pilot.

The FAA minimum hour requirement for a Part 141 CFI Rating is 40 hours of ground training and 25 hours of flight training.

CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR - INSTRUMENT

The Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Course combines the techniques developed in the prior instructor courses with the knowledge and experience you learned in the Instrument training to ensure that you are safe and proficient to teach a student to fly in the clouds. All of our instrument-rated flight instructors  are required to fly in actual instrument conditions and this course prepares you well to do so with confidence.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

As with the CFI Course, the CFII Course utilizes the simulator to a high degree to develop training scenarios that are difficult to replicate in the airplane. You will learn how to set up the scenarios to build upon knowledge that the students have learned during the private pilot training and convey those concepts as they relate to flying an airplane with reference to the instruments.

This training time is focused on allowing you to practice your instructing skills while flying in instrument conditions with limited visibility.  It will prepare you to work as a flight instructor in more challenging weather conditions helping students earn their Instrument ratings. 

As an add-on rating to either a Single-Engine or Multi-Engine Instructor Rating under Part 141, this course requires 15 hours of flight training and 15 hours of ground training.

 

 

MULTI-ENGINE INSTRUCTOR

The Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI) Course allows you to gain the experience and training necessary to instruct private and commercial pilots in a multi-engine airplane.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

During this course you will build upon the skills learned during the your multi-engine training and combine those skills with the instructional techniques necessary to safely teach the next generation of multi-engine pilots. The Piper Seminole is a complex and therefore challenging aircraft which demands the highest level of instructional proficiency.

The course focuses on specific issues related to multi-engine flying, including practicing single-engine approaches and landings, aerodynamics and emergency procedures. Instructors will learn how to efficiently use the simulator to deliver the training in an efficient, safe manner.

As an initial rating under Part 141, this course requires 25 hours of flight training in a multi-engine airplane and 40 hours of ground training, while an add-on rating under Part 141 requires 15 hours of flight time and 15 hours of ground training.  This training time is focused on allowing you to practice your instructing skills in the airplane and in the classroom, while exposing you to the diverse challenges of flight instruction.

CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

A Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Rating is required a pilot to instruct other pilots—often the first step in a pilot’s career and a great way to gain flight hours. Flight instructing is a wonderful way to get started in the aviation industry, and you can build up your own experience and credentials while sharing your passion for flying with other aspiring pilots.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

This course will help you earn your Certified Flight Instructor Rating for both single-engine and multi-engine airplanes, as well as for instrument training. These three flight instructor courses can be completed simultaneously or in any order that you prefer. Many of our own flight instructors were hired right after completing their training at Hillsboro Aero Academy, so this is also an excellent opportunity to gain the confidence of your peers and earn your first job as a professional pilot.

The FAA minimum hour requirement for a Part 141 CFI Rating is 40 hours of ground training and 25 hours of flight training.

CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR - INSTRUMENT

The Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Course combines the techniques developed in the prior instructor courses with the knowledge and experience you learned in the Instrument training to ensure that you are safe and proficient to teach a student to fly in the clouds. All of our instrument-rated flight instructors  are required to fly in actual instrument conditions and this course prepares you well to do so with confidence.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

As with the CFI Course, the CFII Course utilizes the simulator to a high degree to develop training scenarios that are difficult to replicate in the airplane. You will learn how to set up the scenarios to build upon knowledge that the students have learned during the private pilot training and convey those concepts as they relate to flying an airplane with reference to the instruments.

This training time is focused on allowing you to practice your instructing skills while flying in instrument conditions with limited visibility.  It will prepare you to work as a flight instructor in more challenging weather conditions helping students earn their Instrument ratings. 

As an add-on rating to either a Single-Engine or Multi-Engine Instructor Rating under Part 141, this course requires 15 hours of flight training and 15 hours of ground training.

 

 

MULTI-ENGINE INSTRUCTOR

The Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI) Course allows you to gain the experience and training necessary to instruct private and commercial pilots in a multi-engine airplane.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

During this course you will build upon the skills learned during the your multi-engine training and combine those skills with the instructional techniques necessary to safely teach the next generation of multi-engine pilots. The Piper Seminole is a complex and therefore challenging aircraft which demands the highest level of instructional proficiency.

The course focuses on specific issues related to multi-engine flying, including practicing single-engine approaches and landings, aerodynamics and emergency procedures. Instructors will learn how to efficiently use the simulator to deliver the training in an efficient, safe manner.

As an initial rating under Part 141, this course requires 25 hours of flight training in a multi-engine airplane and 40 hours of ground training, while an add-on rating under Part 141 requires 15 hours of flight time and 15 hours of ground training.  This training time is focused on allowing you to practice your instructing skills in the airplane and in the classroom, while exposing you to the diverse challenges of flight instruction.