CERTIFED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR INSTRUMENT COURSE [CFII]
This rating will allow you to instruct students on how to fly single engine airplanes using instruments. This rating is a desirable add-on to the CFI. It allows the instructor a broader range of students. The instructor will gain a better understanding of instrument flying.
The CFII course is designed to prepare the CFI to operate safely in the ATC system with sole reference to the instruments. The CFI will obtain all the knowledge, skill, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements of the FAA Practical Test Standards and train students to obtain their instrument ratings.
Ground Training Includes:
Aerodynamics and the principles of flight; human factors, attitude Instrument flying, instrument FAR’s, airports, airspace, flight information, ATC systems and clearances, departure, enroute, and arrival procedures, holding procedures, precision and non precision approaches, weather factors/hazards, printed reports/forecasts, graphic weather products, sources of weather information, IFR emergencies.
Flight Training Includes:
Use of IFR navigation and approaches by use of navigational systems, how to procure and use aviation weather reports and forecasts, maintain good crew resource management including communication and coordination, the preparation of lesson plans and teaching students with varying background and skills, evaluation of individual student flight programs, effective pre/post flight instruction, analysis and correction of student pilot errors, flight instructor responsibilities and certifying procedures.
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language
- Hold either a Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating or Airline Transport Certificate
- Pass the required FAA Written Knowledge Exam
- Hold at least a current third class medical certificate and an aircraft category and class rating that is appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought
The best way to minimize the cost of a CFII Rating is to combine its costs with a CFI rating so that the training requirements overlap. There are no true CFII minimum requirements listed by the Federal Aviation Regulations. Cost of the course can range between $2000 and $5000.