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 two 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.
CFI/CFII Bundle $13,000
Housing available at MHK only*
San Diego, California
CFI/CFII Bundle $17,000
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.
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Meet one of our CFI's
Hannah fell in love with aviation at a young age watching her mother and father, both airline pilots, enjoy their careers. Read Hannah’s journey and watch the video here…
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.