A Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor course teaches pilots how to teach others to fly helicopters. The course includes ground school, flight training, and passing a practical flight test.
Additionally, the Helicopter Instrument Instructor (CFII) Rating will allow you to teach other helicopter pilots to fly by reference to instruments.
- Be at least 18 years of age at the time of your FAA examination
- Hold a Commercial Pilot Helicopter Certificate or ATP Certificate
- Hold at least a FAA Class III medical certificate
- Pass two FAA written examinations on
- Fundamentals of Instruction
- Certified Flight Instructor Knowledge test
- 3 Hours in Preparation of a flight Test
- Pass an FAA oral and flight test
To Instruct in a Robinson R-22 or R-44 Helicopter, there are additional requirements that include
- 200 hours of total flight time of which at least 50 hours must be in a Robinson Helicopter
- Successfully complete the Robinson Factory Safety Course
- Obtain an endorsement from an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner