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Thrust Flight Announces Examining Authority for CFI Academy





Addison, TX: Thrust Flight® is thrilled to announce they have earned Examining Authority on their Certified Flight Instructor Course from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for their Part 141-approved curriculum.

Flight test examining authority is only available to flight schools that have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistent, high-quality training to their students. Thrust Flight stands out among other flight schools in the nation by being granted this authority, which allows them to provide the best training options for their students. 

There is and has been a nationwide shortage of Designated Pilot Examiners in the country. Students generally wait in excess of a month to receive a checkride from a designated pilot examiner. Examining authority allows students to avoid this backlog and ultimately saves them time and money on their program.

“After considerable effort, our dedicated team has successfully accomplished this milestone, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that we are among the select few schools in the country to provide this opportunity to our students. We take pride in our achievement and look forward to offering this benefit to enhance the learning experience for our students” says Patrick Arnzen, CEO of Thrust Flight.

Flight schools that receive Examining authority are held to incredibly high standards by the FAA. It involves continuous oversight to ensure the training given and performance standards students are held to are maintained at an exceptional level. 

In order to qualify for Examining Authority on any certificate or rating, a flight school must achieve and maintain a 90% pass rate on a student’s first attempt with a minimum of 10 consecutive students with an examiner or DPE who is not an employee of the school.

This is a major step for Thrust Flight as they are on track to be a leading pilot academy in the nation. About Thrust Flight: Thrust Flight is a leading professional flight academy located at Addison Airport. They offer flight instruction services for many different aviation ratings and certificates. Through their Zero Time to Airline® program, they prepare flight students for a career at the airlines. To learn more about Thrust Flight, visit the company’s website at

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2 responses to “Thrust Flight Announces Examining Authority for CFI Academy”

  1. Duste Patterson

    I’m right here in Denison and am interested in a CFI academy.
    I work for Alpine so I don’t know how we could work it but I’m interested in the new examining authority you guys have.
    Let’s get me done 🎉

  2. Ken Kleid

    I am a retired Part 121 pilot with over 12,000 hours. I’d like to get my CFI and probably II. How long would a training program take if I was there full time?
    ATP-AMEL, Comm-ASEL, ASES, Instrument Airplane.

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