Certified Flight Instructor & Flight Instructor Instrument - License Eligibility and Requirements
  • Cloud 9 Helicopters Certified Instructor ProgramAt least 18 years of age
  • Must hold either a Commercial Pilot Certificate or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with an aircraft and class rating that is appropriate to the Flight Instructor rating sought and an Instrument Rating appropriate to the category and class of the rating sought.
  • Able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
  • Receive a Logbook endorsement from an authorized Instructor on the fundamentals of instructing and pass the appropriate required knowledge test.
  • Pass a written knowledge test (multiple choice questions) that is appropriate to the Flight Instructor rating sought.
  • Log at least 15 hrs as Pilot-In-Command in helicopters.
  • Receive a Logbook endorsement from an authorized Instructor on the areas of operation appropriate to the Flight Instructor rating sought.
  • Pass a practical flight test and oral exam with an FAA examiner.


Hourly Dual Instruction Rates for CFI / CFII Training

For students who have completed the Cloud 9 Helicopters Professional Program

R22  $350 per hour with no fuel surcharge
R44  $550 per hour with no fuel surcharge

Ground School $50 per hour

For students who have not completed a Cloud 9 Helicopters Professional Pilot Program add $15 per hour to flight time and $10 per hour for ground.

CFI (R22) (an example training course cost)

15 hours of flight (as required, there is no minimum) @ $325 per hour = $4,875cyclic

30 hours of Groundschool @ $50 per hour  = $1,500

2 written Tests @ $165 each = $330

Practical Test Fee $750 plus 1 hr of Aircraft time @ $350 = $1,100

Total for Certified Flight Instructor    $7,805

CFII (R22) (an example training course cost)

8 hours of Flight (no minimums) @  $325 = $2,600

15 hours of Groundschool @ $50 per hour = $750

1 Written test = $165

Practical Test Fee  $650 plus 1 hour of Aircraft time @ $350  = $1,000

Total for Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (R22)  $4,515