// Certified Flight Instructor

Become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) with Leopard Aviation Flight School in one of our two convenient locations in Scottsdale or Mesa, AZ.

Have you ever thought about becoming a CFI – Certified Flight Instructor?

Many career pilots opt to become a CFI to share their passion for flying and teach other student pilots how to fly; or they want to teach flying to add hours to their log book.

Requirements to become a Certified Flight Instructor:

Must be 18 years of age.
Be able to speak, read, write, and understand English.
Hold either a commercial pilot certificate or airline transport pilot certificate with instrument rating. 
Hold a valid Class 3 medical certificate from an AME.
Have a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor.
Log a minimum of 250 hours flight time.
Pass a knowledge test.

Not only do CFIs get paid to fly, they also earn valuable flight hours toward the 1,500 flight hours required for an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate. Working as a CFI can be a fun and rewarding job that can be used as a stepping stone to other great careers in the world of aviation.
Choosing a school to earn your CFI is also important. Think about it as also shopping for a potential employer. CFIs often start working for their flight school immediately after earning their CFI certificate. You want to fly with a school that is fun, flexible, and caters to your learning style. You want a supportive environment with the best planes available. 
Leopard Aviation takes pride in making flying fun to learn. Flying is fun and learning should be too. We offer flexible learning schedules enabling you to earn your certificate in as little or long time as you want. We offer convenient finance programs and encourage you to ask us for help in planning your flight school program to meet your schedule and finances. We are here to help you achieve your CFI Pilot dreams.
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