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Flight Instructor

Passing knowledge and experience on to an aspiring pilot is one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences in aviation. At Rainier, we take this honor seriously and prepare applicants to be the best instructor possible.

Not only do flight instructors need to have detailed knowledge and understanding of all subject areas but must also convey that information in a matter that best matches the student's learning style. Our Flight Instructor Courses address this through role-playing and extensive practice with our experienced instructors. Of equal importance we address professionalism and demeanor in every lesson to ensure a well-rounded program.

Both Initial and Instrument Add-On courses available using our late model Cessna aircraft. Contact us today to discuss your experiences and how we can best help reach your goals.

 

CFI Cost Sheet

This sheet itemizes the costs associated with obtaining a Flight Instructor Certificate.  However, costs vary greatly due to individual needs, past experience and learning styles.  We provide many additional resources for FREE because our goal is to make training as affordable and efficient as possible.

FAA Knowledge Exams - $300

  • Flight Instructor - Airplane
  • Fundamentals of Instructing

Aircraft Rental - $2,725*

  • Cessna 162 20 hrs @ $99/hr - $1,980
  • Piper PA28RT 5 hrs @ $149/hr - $745

Ground Instruction - $2,400*
Practise ground training and role playing. (40 hours @ $60/hr)

Flight Instruction - $1,500*
Dual instruction including flight training, preflight and postflight briefings. (25 hours @ $60/hr)

FAA Practical Exam - $500
Oral and flight evaluation with FAA Designated Examiner

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Total Training Cost ~ $6,900

*Aircraft and instructor hours based on FAA minimum requirements.  Actual hours and cost varies by student due to differences in previous experience.  We highly recommend using a figure at or above this number for budgeting purposes.

Flight Instructor - Instrument

No need to worry.  Adding an Instrument Rating to your Flight Instructor Certificate is much less grueling than the Initial!  Our training course builds on your knowledge and experience as a CFI so you are safe and proficient teaching in IMC conditions.  This course can be completely fairly quickly depending on your previous instrument experience.  We utilize an FAA-approved AATD to reduce cost and make sure you utilize these modern training tools effectively.  When it comes to real-world instrument flying - there is no better place than Puget Sound!

CFII Cost Sheet

This sheet itemizes the costs associated with obtaining a Flight Instructor - Instrument Rating.  However, costs vary greatly due to individual needs, past experience and learning styles.  We provide many additional resources for FREE because our goal is to make training as affordable and efficient as possible.

FAA Knowledge Exams - $150

  • Flight Instructor - Instrument Airplane

Aircraft Rental - $2,780*

  • Cessna 172 20 hrs @ $139/hr

Ground Instruction - $900*
Practise ground training and role playing. (15 hours @ $60/hr)

Flight Instruction - $1,200*
Dual instruction including flight training, preflight and postflight briefings. (20 hours @ $60/hr)

FAA Practical Exam - $500
Oral and flight evaluation with FAA Designated Examiner

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Total Training Cost ~ $5,600

*Aircraft and instructor hours based on FAA minimum requirements.  Actual hours and cost varies by student due to differences in previous experience.  We highly recommend using a figure at or above this number for budgeting purposes.

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