Helicopter Flight Training – Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

Certified Helicopter Flight Instructor (CFI)

Becoming a Helicopter CFI is often the first step in the career of a professional pilot. Many initial flight jobs are as a CFI. Being a CFI can be extremely rewarding. As a pilot, your skills will increase significantly and it is fun to see students progress as achieving their goals. Through the CFI training course at Apollo Helicopters, you will learn how to instruct helicopter students in a safe and efficient manner.

The estimate of the costs to complete the Helicopter CFI Course with Apollo Helicopters is below.

Total Cost*$5,665.00
FAA Medical$110.00
Books and Training Material$100.00
10 Hours of Dual Flight Instruction*$3,350.00
15 Hours of Ground Instruction**$825.00
FAA Written Exams$300.00
FAA Check Flight$700.00
Helicopter Rental for Check Flight @ $280 / hour$280.00

* Times published reflect minimum Federal Aviation Administration requirements, total cost may be higher
** Apollo Helicopters estimate. FAA CFR Part 61.125 does not reflect minimum time for ground instruction.

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For those pilots that are interested in flying helicopters for a career, please review our Professional Helicopter Pilot Program.