Flight Instructor Academy

Take your aviation career to new heights with our certified flight instructor academy. Our rapidly expanding program will help turn you into a confident and capable flight instructor.

The instructors leading our academy are seasoned pilots who have many years of experience honing their abilities as both pilots and teachers.


From them, you’ll gain a strong teaching foundation and be prepared for your FAA Practical Exam. For those instructors who rise to the top of the class, we frequently have a job ready and waiting here at our school

WHY BECOME A FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR?

A CFI certificate gives you the opportunity to get paid for building hours while also honing your own skills. One of the best ways to solidify everything you’ve learned as a pilot up to this point is to turn around and teach it to other pilots.


You’ll be amazed at what a few hundred hours of instruction time as a CFI will do for your own abilities as a pilot. In our CFI academy, we’ll give you the tools you need to become a capable teacher while also showing you how to communicate and build relationships with your students

Flight Instructor Academy 

at Thrust Flight

Our highest goal at the Instructor Academy at Thrust Flight is to contribute to your aviation career success.

We believe we can better serve your Flight Instructor Training needs by providing you with flexibility and choice for both the academic and flight portions of your CFI training.  
We have 18 CFI-Airplane and 4 CFI-Instrument academies scheduled in 2019. 

Learn more about each of our programs below.

CFI Airplane Academy

Knowledge Curriculum:

  • 6 hours of instruction per day, 10 days of knowledge instruction
  • 8 Hours of Fundamental Of Instruction training
  • Total of 60+ hours of required knowledge areas and practice instruction
  • Logbook entry for ground instruction
  • Thrust Flight Satchel including all Books & Materials
  • FOI & FIA Knowledge Test Preparation (If Candidates have completed FOI & FIA exams, then Instructor will provide 61.39 Deficiencies Endorsement)


Flight Curriculum (optional)

  • 10 hours of flight training in aircraft with an instructor, 5 days flight curriculum
  • Spin Training & Endorsement – if not completed
  • (Spin Training is part of the 10 flight hours and weight is limited to 220 lbs. in the Super Decathlon)

15 Day Curriculum


Additional Information:

  • The 15-day CFI Airplane Academy is designed for candidates who can devote 3-4 weeks to pursue their initial CFI rating (15- Day academy & time for practical).
  • Candidates may purchase just the knowledge curriculum, or may add the flight curriculum in your choice of aircraft types.
  • Candidates may add on a PTS mock oral exam which is an excellent preparation for the oral portion of the FAA Practical Test (+$395.00)

Academies start on the 1st week of each month.

You can secure a place in one of our upcoming academies by calling 972.735.9099


Pricing

C-152

$

3,905

Sportcruiser

$

4,040

CFI Instrument Academy

Knowledge Curriculum:

  • 6 hours of instruction per day, 10 days of knowledge instruction
  • 8 Hours of FOI training
  • Total of 60+ hours of required knowledge areas and practice instruction
  • Thrust Flight Satchel including all Books & Materials
  • FII Knowledge Test Preparation(If Candidates have completed the FII exam, then Instructor will provide 61.39 Deficiencies Endorsement)


Flight Curriculum

  • 7 hours of flight training in aircraft with an instructor
  • 3 hours of full-motion simulator time
  • Aircraft include Cessna 172's with G-1000 or Dynon HDX

2019 Academy Dates

February 16tht-28th

May 18th-25th

August 17th-24th

November 23rd-30th

You can secure a place in one of our upcoming academies by calling 972.735.9099.

THE FREEDOM OF UNBUNDLED PRICING

The required classroom portion of our Instructor Academy is now priced separately from the flight portion. This provides two significant benefits.


 First, it provides flexibility to select the aircraft appropriate to each student's training needs. Second, candidates are not tied to a traditional, fixed total-hour plan.

 

We recognize that flight times vary widely among candidates. Some require a Spin Endorsement and extra hours to knock off the rust, while others may only need a minimum amount of flight practice to achieve the required endorsements for the FAA practical exam.


Unbundled pricing allows each CFI candidate to meet the right goals at the right times.

Sign up Today for Our Next CFI Academy

Whether you're ready to attend next month or 6 months from now, our top rated programs will be available for you. Just contact us today and we'll help you get signed up for the program that will work for you.