Private Pilot License
- A minimum of 40 hours of flight time is required to become a private pilot, although most people have approximately 50-60 hours of flight time when they complete their training.
- Instrument time is the time you spend flying the airplane while looking only at the instruments on the instrument panel.
Multi-Engine Pilot Certificate
- There are no minimum time requirements for the multi-engine land rating; however you will need an instructor endorsement for flight and ground training prior to taking the checkride.
- There is no written exam, only an oral exam and practical checkride are required.
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Certified Flight Instructor
- To become a flight instructor, you need to have a commercial pilot license and an instrument rating.
- You need 25 hours of training time (at a minimum) to become a certified flight instructor, or CFI, on airplanes.
Certified Instrument Flight Instructor
- The various requirements necessary to prepare an instrument instructor candidate vary based on the individual’s level of experience.
- The training involves refining your instrument and teaching skills from the right seat, and learning how to give ground, simulator and instrument flight instruction.
Certified Multi-Engine Flight Instructor
- You must have a Commercial (or ATP) Multiengine Certificate, current Certified Flight Instructor Certificate
- The training involves refining your multi-engine and teaching skills from the right seat and learning how to give multi-engine ground and flight instruction.
Complex Aircraft Endorsement
Training will consist of both classroom sessions on the ground as well as sessions in the aircraft.
All flights will be training flights with an instructor on board.
There is no minimum flight hour requirement set forth by the FAA to complete the transition training.