65 clock hours (25 flight, 40 ground)
Completion Time: 5 weeks
This course is designed for a student who holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with a helicopter rating. During this course, the student will acquire the skills and knowledge required to successfully
complete the Certified Flight Instructor practical test administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
A student with a Flight Instructor Certificate is eligible for employment as a helicopter flight instructor, the most common entry-level position in the helicopter industry.
During the flight component of this course, the student will learn how to fly from the instructor’s seat with a high degree of skill. He or she will learn how to simultaneously explain and demonstrate procedures as well as analyze, critique and correct “student” performance. He or she will learn how to perform and teach touchdown autorotations.
During the ground component of this course, the student will learn fundamentals of instruction including teaching methods, the principles of effective communication, methods of critique and evaluation, and how to plan instructional activity. He or she will develop an instructor’s notebook containing lesson plans. This course includes two stages as outlined in Quantum Helicopters’ Certified Flight Instructor Course Syllabus. The first stage must be completed successfully before the student may proceed to the next stage. Successful completion is determined by oral evaluation, written testing and a flight skills evaluation, administered by the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor or a check pilot. Upon successful completion of the second stage, the student will be considered eligible for the Flight Instructor Certificate FAA practical test.
Course Outline and Hours
- Dual CFI Flight Instruction 25
- Ground CFI Instruction 40