CFI Academy

Discover the CFI Academy unlike any other. Forget about slow, one-on-one CFI training. Here you’ll be surrounded by incredible instructors and fellow students who are driven to become the best flight instructors in the world.

Students from around the world attend the Accelerated CFI Academy at Thrust Flight.

At the CFI academy at Thrust Flight, we’ve assembled a team of subject matter experts who will turn you into an incredible flight instructor and a far better pilot.

Forget about slow, one-on-one training, or dull videos recorded years ago.

Here you’ll learn from engaging and knowledgeable instructors while also jumping right into the action from day one.

Yes, we’ll teach you everything you need to know for the checkride. But we’ll also turn you into a capable teacher. Someone whose future students will rave about and request to train with.

Our accelerated CFI training consists of 60+ hours of interactive ground sessions where your aviation knowledge and understanding of flight maneuvers will be expanded. You’ll then turn around and practice teaching this information to other students to start building your own experience.

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

Meet Your Teachers

Unlike other CFI programs where you sit and listen to the same instructor for several days, our accelerated CFI course is made up of several instructors, each experts on the subjects they’ll be teaching.

Our instructors include designated pilot examiners, senior airline pilots, and flight instructors with thousands of hours of instruction time. These are world class pilots who love teaching these classes because they want to give back to the aviation community and help create the next generation of pilots.

CFI-Airplane Academy

Knowledge Curriculum:

  • 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 already completed FOI & FIA exams, the Instructor will provide 61.39 Deficiencies Endorsement)

Flight Curriculum

  • 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 scheduling Designated Pilot Examiners

Additional Information:

  • Candidates may add-on a 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)


  • CFIA No-Fly 10 Day Academy – $1,695
  • CFIA 15 Day (Knowledge & Flight) Academy:
    • Cessna 172 Dynon: $4,699
    • Sportcruiser: $4,299

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

Hear directly from students who attended our CFI training program!

How to Succeed in the Program

Make no mistake, finishing this program in just 15 days is going to take a tremendous amount of work. In order to succeed, you must trust the process. We’ve been teaching this class for a long time and know what it takes. If you’ll follow what our instructors teach you, you will become a world-class flight instructor.

Before the first day, you need to begin studying and reviewing the material that will be covered in class. Once you’re here, take the time to get to know the other students. After class ends, you need to take the time to continue studying. You may even consider finding someone to study with and practice your lesson plans with after class each day.

Ready to become a flight instructor? Get started with our accelerated CFI training program today. Give us a call or fill out our contact form and we’ll help you determine if this program is right for you.