Our World-Famous

CFI Academy

Try CFI No-Fly Online!

Prepare for your CFI oral checkride from the comfort of your own home- with a live instructor! Bob Choate has helped hundreds pass their CFI checkride, and now you can attend his world-famous CFI Academy online. Watch the video below and contact us for more details.

Certified Flight Instructor training at Thrust Flight is a professional aviation course of instruction focused on teaching you how to teach students. 

It consists of 60+ hours of interactive ground sessions where your aviation knowledge and understanding of flight maneuvers will be expanded and focused on how you transfer this knowledge to your student.

You will construct lesson plans, practice teaching to other class members, learn how to deal with student frustrations, how to organize your time during a flight or ground lesson and more.

The flight portion (for those doing the "Fly Academy") transitions you from the left seat to the right seat, both in terms of flight proficiency and building confidence in knowing what to say and do during the lesson.

Safety is emphasized throughout the CFI training. Graduates are fully prepared to begin their career as a Certified Flight Instructor.

TESTIMONIALS

Hear From Our Students

"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING ACADEMY. Bob made the CFI course fun and made it interesting enough to actually pay attention. I have never had that before. Nathan made it easy to get started. Absolutely amazing job and amazing school."

-Clayton

"Since I took my first flight 18 years ago, this Academy, by far, is the best money I have spent. I have no suggestions for improvement. This has been the best experience thus far in my flying career."             

-Jeff

Accelerated CFI Training

at Thrust Flight

Thrust Flight offers two different options for each of our Academies.

  • Fly CFI Academy- Provides both the required knowledge training and dual flight time to prepare you for the FAA Practical Exam and launch your career as a Flight Instructor. Best for local students and students that can commit more than 2 weeks to the academy.
  • No Fly  CFI Academy- Classroom training that accelerates completion of the required knowledge training in a structured, classroom environment. Students that wish to complete the flight portion of their training at home on their own schedule should choose the No Fly.

Learn more about our CFI course structure below.

No-Fly CFI Course


The CFI No-Fly Academy at Thrust Flight is unique; you will not find this anywhere else. This Academy is designed for the pilot who wishes to do accelerated CFI training in the required FAA knowledge areas and then complete their flight training, at their own pace, with their local FBO. 

What does this mean for you?

• Complete the flight portion of your CFI training in familiar surroundings at your local FBO, on your own time

• Complete all the FAA required knowledge areas in 60+ hours of classroom instruction provided by top instructors

• All books and materials provided

• Includes FOI Endorsement and log of ground instruction

CFI Airplane Academy

Knowledge Curriculum:


  • Curriculum for both 15 Day CFIA and 10 Day CFIA No-Fly Academies.
  • 10 Days, 60+ hours of interactive knowledge instruction and practice teaching.
  • Comprehensive review on Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI’s).
  • Logbook entry for ground instruction and endorsement for FOI training.
  • 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 for 15 Day Academy


  • 10 hours of dual flight training in aircraft accomplished over 12 days. (Includes Spin Training if needed).
  • Required endorsements for CFIA Practical exam upon demonstration of proficiency.
  • Help with IACRA and contacting local Designated Pilot Examiners.


Additional Information:

  • Candidates may add-on a PTS mock oral exam at any time during their training. This is excellent preparation for the oral portion of the FAA Practical Test (Minimum 3 hours at instructor rates).

Contact our Flight Training Director to sign up for an academy.

Please note that all documents MUST be submitted 7 days prior to the start of your desired academy.


Pricing

CFIA No-Fly 10 Day Academy - $1,595

CFIA 15 Day (Knowledge & Flight) Academy full price:

Cessna 152: $3,905

Cessna 172 Dynon: $4,388

Sportcruiser: $4,010

CFI Instrument Academy

Knowledge Curriculum:

  • 8 days of knowledge instruction
  • Total of 56+ classroom hours for the required knowledge areas and practice teaching.
  • Thrust Flight Satchel including all Books & Materials.
  • FII Knowledge Test Preparation.
  • 61.39 Deficiency Endorsement for candidates who compete the FII exam.


Flight Curriculum

  • 7 hours of dual flight training in aircraft.
  • 3 hours of full-motion simulator time.
  • Required endorsements for CFII Practical exam upon demonstration of proficiency.
  • Help with IACRA and contacting local Designated Pilot Examiners.
  • We utilize Cessna 172’s with either the Dynon IFR or Garmin G-1000 suite of avionics.

Contact our Flight Training Director to sign up for an academy.

Please note that all documents MUST be submitted 7 days prior to the start of your desired academy.


Pricing

CFII No-Fly 8 Day Academy - $1,595

CFII 13 Day (Knowledge & Flight) Academy Full Price - $ 3,695