The Certified Flight Instructor – Multi Engine (CFI-ME or MEI) course is for pilots who currently hold a GACA issued Commercial Pilot certificate – Multi Engine Instrument Airplane rating and who wish to pursue a career as a Flight Instructor.
Applicants choose to become Flight Instructors for various different reasons. These reasons could include, gaining additional experience, enhancing knowledge, a career path as a Flight Instructor, or gaining flight hours required by certain airlines.
Becoming certified as a Flight Instructor can be a challenging experience, but the rewards are great. Not only does this enable the applicant to work and earn money as a pilot, but this opportunity enables low hour pilots to gain a vast amount of experience in the aviation sector. The skill required to impart knowledge can be a
challenging task, requiring the instructor to take numerous different approaches and techniques. This experience alone is considered an admiral task, which will be useful in multi-crew operations.
Since this course is a proficiency based, the total course hours will be determined on the basis of individual student performance. The ground and/or flight training will be based on the concept of ‘train to standard’ and the total number hours required will fluctuate based on the skill and aptitude of the individual.
At the completion of this course the applicant must have logged at least 15 hours as Pilot In Command in the category and class of aircraft that is appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought. In addition, the applicant must have logged at least 5 hours as Pilot In Command in the specific make and model of multi-engine airplane to be used as a flight instructor. The hours from any previous experience may be credited to satisfy this requirement.
The total cost for a Flight Instructor course will depend on the actual hours of flight and/or ground training used.
The Flight Instructor course will be delivered only under Part 61 regulations.