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How To Become A Certified Flight Instructor

For people who love to fly, there’s nothing better than finding a career that pays you to spend your time above the clouds – but that doesn’t necessarily mean becoming a commercial or private pilot. A career as a flight instructor can be incredibly rewarding as you help people discover their full potential and love of flying. Here’s some advice from Monmouth Executive Airport’s flight school in NJ.

Requirements for a career as a certified flight instructor

First, you have to have a valid private pilot certificate from a recognized Part 61 or Part 141 flight school. After that, you have to successfully pass the Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) and Flight Instructor FAA Knowledge Test, and the accompanying Practical Test (consisting of an oral exam and flight test).
There are three courses you can enroll in:
• The CFI Certification Course – Basic flight instructor certification.
• The CFI – I Certification Course – Instrument Rating Course.
• The CFI – ME Course – Multi-Engine Rating Course.

One of the biggest obstacles for pilots interested in becoming flight instructors is the idea that these courses take years to achieve – but it isn’t true. Most pilots complete their training in 34-45 hours, including flight training, ground training and pre-post flight briefings.

Why become a CFI?
There are many reasons why pilots decide to become CFIs, but the most popular reason by far is to share an enthusiasm for flying with others. It is also a great way to increase your flying hours if you are aiming for a commercial pilot’s license. Many pilots also choose this career because it offers easier scheduling and hours that have less impact on family life. Whatever your reasons, being a CFI is a rewarding career choice for anyone who loves to fly.

Start your journey towards a CFI with flying lessons at Monmouth Executive Airport in NJ

When it comes to choosing from the best flight schools in New Jersey, experience is everything. Our school has over 20 years of pilot training experience in training professional and amateur pilots in a range of 10 different aircraft, as well as logging over 68 000 flight instruction and rental hours.

We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on premises and our location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to enjoy scenic open skies as you learn to fly.

For more information about our flight school and how to learn to fly, please visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ or contact us today.

How to choose a flight school

BLM_picWhether you’re fresh out of high school, an established pilot looking to further your training or a flying enthusiast getting ready to spread your wings, finding the right flight school is essential to realizing your ambitions.

First, you need to decide what type of training you’re looking for. This depends on whether you want to fly recreationally or as a career, as well as what sort of airplanes you’d want to be trained to operate. This will determine what license you need to aim for, as commercial airplanes and executive jets require different licenses to recreational light aircraft.

Flight schools are divided into two categories – Part 61 schools that require less flying hours and are operated under fewer accountability requirements and Part 141 schools that are periodically audited by the Federal Aviation Authority and have strict accountability requirements. It’s also a good idea to look at local colleges that offer aviation degrees, as these give a good competitive edge for prospective pilots looking to start a new career.

Once you have compiled a list of flight schools in your area, narrow down your list to two or three options according to their credentials, the cost, the training courses and their reputation. Then be sure to visit each prospective school, so you can get a feel for how their mission fits your personality and needs, ensuring you’re comfortable with your choice.

What does it take to learn to fly airplanes?

Getting into flight school means meeting a set of criteria that may differ slightly between schools, including:

  • That you are 17 or older at the time of enrollment
  • Proficiency in English
  • Making a deposit for the training costs (as well as any other costs such as housing, etc.)
  • Submitting an FAA 1st or 2nd class Medical Certificate
  • Submitting your High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Submitting a certified copy of your Birth Certificate/Driver’s License/State photo ID card

Once you complete your training, consider Monmouth Executive Airport for exceptional hanger space in New Jersey. We can offer you immediate use of common-use hangars, t-hangars and larger hangars, as well as competitively priced Jet A and Avgas on-field. For more information, please contact us today.