Course Description

The Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) rating allows you to instruct the instrument rating program. You will gain an advanced understanding of instrument regulations, aircraft & navigation systems, and the fundamentals of instruction. This will be accomplished using an R44.

Beyond being able to instruct for all lower ratings, you will be more marketable to employers.


Estimated Tuition to Meet FAA Minimums – $5,000

Program requirements
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able to read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Hold at least a Commercial Pilot certificate with Instrument rating
  • Hold a 3rd Class Medical
  • Pass a written knowledge testPass a final checkride with an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, consisting of an oral exam and flight check.


Training Materials
  • FAA Helicopter Flying Handbook
  • FAA Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
  • Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual
  • Principles of Helicopter Flight (W.J. Wagtendonk)
  • ASA Private Pilot Test Prep
  • ASA Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide
  • ASA Practical Test Standards
  • San Francisco Sectional Chart
  • Chart Supplement – Southwest
  • E6B Flight Planning Computer & Plotter
  • FAA Instrument Flying Handbook
  • Instrument Pilot’s Handbook (R. Machado)
  • ASA Instrument Rating Test Prep
  • ASA Instrument Rating Oral Exam Guide
  • ASA Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards
  • Enroute Low Altitude Charts, L3&4, L9&10
  • ASA Commercial Pilot Test Prep
  • ASA Commercial Pilot Oral Exam Guide
  • ASA Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards
  • FAA Aviation Instructor’s Handbook
  • FAA Helicopter Instructor’s Handbook
  • ASA Flight Instructor Test Prep
  • ASA Flight Instructor Oral Exam Guide
  • ASA Flight Instructor Practical Test Standards


Truckee Base Headquarter

12219 Business Park Drive Ste 12, Truckee, CA 96161


(530) 214-0711

[email protected]

Menlo Park

434 Parkway Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Turin Alps European Branch

Via San Francesco D’Assisi 22
Turin, 10121 Italy

South Lake Tahoe Airport

1901 Airport Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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