Certified Flight Instructor Program

The best way to become a more skilled, more professional pilot is by teaching others. Our Flex Air certified flight instructor (CFI) Academy program provides you with everything you need to become a confident, safe, and experienced certified flight instructor. We teach from an accelerated syllabus designed to get you checked out, hired, and earning money as an instructor as quickly as possible. Full-time academy students can expect to be ready for their final check ride after two weeks of intensive instruction. Following their CFI check ride, our students continue for an additional 2 weeks to obtain their CFII which will provide them more of an opportunity for employment as an instructor.

Choose your adventure, now three great locations…

Our #FlexAir CFI Academy is offered in 2 great locations, Kansas and San Diego. Each location offers a unique flying experience. For those who have experienced and prefer the adventure of varied terrain and busy Class B airspace, our San Diego location may be just what you are looking for. Yet, for those who are looking for slower, open airspace where you can hone your radio ATC skills and maneuvers, then our Kansas location should be an excellent fit for you. Housing available only in our Kansas location at this time. A list of possible lodging options can be provided for San Diego.

Kansas City, Kansas

MEI coming soon!
Housing available at OJC

Manhattan, Kansas

Housing available at MHK

San Diego, California

Coming Soon!
Housing not available.


One Flight, One Crew

Our academy program is unique for its emphasis on Flex Air’s “One Flight, One Crew” concept. We see instructors and students as one crew and teach advanced Crew Resource Management principles normally reserved for airline pilots. This One Crew approach enhances safety, student satisfaction, and teamwork on every training event flown by a Flex Air CFI Academy alumni. Flight instruction is more than just a job. Our CFI Academy is your pathway to joining a respected aviation community.

Starting from square one? Start here:

Go right from civilian to career pilot with our accelerated training.
Our Flex Air Career Pilot Academy will help you to launch your aviation career with a combination of academic instruction, simulator lessons, and aircraft training. Our program delivers every certification and rating you’ll need to get hired as a professional pilot.
Speak to an aviation mentor, and become a Certified Flight Instructor at Flex Air!

Quality flight training is a big investment…

For a huge career payoff! Pilot salaries are higher than ever before in the history of aviation and will keep rising for decades. Over the course of a typical career, an airline pilot might earn as much as $15 million.
To get there, make sure your Student FINANCING application is as strong as possible.


What students are saying about us…


A native of Atlanta, GA she was exposed to every facet of the aviation industry from a young age by her pilot parents. Hanna’s experience extends from general aviation to pilot pipeline programs to name a few. Today, she instructs full time and is the Flex Air’s Chief Pilot in San Diego while also teaching a private pilot course at the nearby Miramar College.


Ready to start your engines?

We know all the researching can be daunting, and for many people choosing to follow your dreams is a decision riddled with anxiety of the unknown. We’re here to help lay the path.

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