CFI Academy: Become a CFI & Launch Your Aviation Career

CFI Academy, Certified Flight Instructor

CFI Academy: Become a CFI & Launch Your Aviation Career

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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, two great Kansas locations…

Our CFI course is all you need to launch your aviation career. Prepare for your CFI check ride with an FAA flight instructor course that equips you with everything you need, including ample flight time and practice teaching sessions in our incredible flight school. Our Flex Air CFI Academy is offered in 2 great Kansas locations in both Part 61 and Part 141 programs. Housing is available at both Kansas locations.


Kansas City, Kansas OJC

MEI coming soon!

Part 141 / Part 61


Manhattan, Kansas MHK


Part 61 only

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.

Go right from civilian to career pilot with our accelerated training

Starting from square one? Start here:

Our Flex Air Career Pilot Academy will help you 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. Aiming for your ATP, we got you covered! Embrace individualized lesson plans with Flex Air. Begin your journey today speaking to our invitation mentors for bespoke course guidance.

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Invest in your future with our training program. Our 30-day CFI academy doesn't just prep you for the FAA practical test but also sets you up for a successful career within the airline industry. Get your CFI and CFII certifications and start realizing your dreams of piloting planes.

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 $7 million.

To get there, make sure your Student FINANCING application is as strong as possible.

What students are saying about us…

Hear from a previous student who became a flight instructor through our certificated flight instructor program. Hear about how our pilots aced their CFI and CFII check rides thanks to their intensive flight instructor training at Flex Air.


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?

Don't just dream about it, become a CFI! Join the ranks of our successful graduates by enrolling in our accelerated CFI course today. The sky's the limit when you prepare with our expert instructors for an illuminating aviation career ahead.