Cardinal Wings Aviation
Louisville's Elite Flight Training Center

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Louisville's elite flight training center.

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CFI – CFII-MEI Course

CFI-CFII CoursesBecoming a flight instructor is the most challenging, yet most rewarding certificate. It allows you to teach people to fly and log hours, all while getting paid to have fun flying. Flight instructor courses require a lot of self-study and ground to learn the basics of teaching and learning theory. After gaining the knowledge from study, you will learn to fly the aircraft from the right seat while teaching at the same time.

A pilot truly doesn’t learn most aspects of flying until he/she becomes an instructor and has to teach someone else the same concepts. Certificated Flight Instructor candidates will start out in our Twin Engine Seminole to earn their MEI or Multi Engine Instructor Certificate.  Then they will do the CFI add-on and CFI-I add on if they desire.  Once a student gains their instructor certificate, depending on availability, Cardinal Wings will consider hiring the new instructor for our school. If we do not have availability, we will help them find work where we can.

CFI – CFII-MEI Course Costs

Flight Training - CFI-CFII CourseThis course is intended for those who would like to become a certificated flight instructor and teach others to learn to fly. This is a great way for pilots to learn, build hours, and make money at the same time. If more time is needed, the student will pay for the normal rental of the aircraft beyond the 10 hours. If the course is completed with less than 10 hours, the student will be able to rent the aircraft free of charge until 10 hours is achieved. This course includes:

  • 10 Hours of Flight Time Including
    -Local Training
    -Simulated Emergencies
  • 8 Hours with a Flight Instructor
  • Ground Instruction
  • 2 Written Exams

CFI Single-Engine Initial
PA28R-201 Piper Arrow- $2900.00

Certificated Flight Instructor Course Add-On
This course is intended for those wanting to add single or multi-engine privileges to their CFI certificate. If more time is needed, the student will pay for the normal rental of the aircraft beyond the 6 hours. If the course is completed with less than 6 hours, the student will be able to rent the aircraft free of charge until 6 hours is achieved. This course includes:

Single-Engine Add-on

  • 6 Hours of Flight Time Including
    -Local Training
    -Emergency Training
  • 4 Hours of Flight Instruction

Multi-Engine Add-on – COMING SOON!

Cessna 172M   – $775.00
Cirrus SR20  – $1305.00
(Price does not include Examiners Fee of approximately $350.00)

Certificated Flight Instructor Instrument Course
This course is intended for those wanting to add instrument privileges to their CFI certificate. If more time is needed, the student will pay for the normal rental of the aircraft beyond the 6 hours. If the course is completed with less than 6 hours, the student will be able to rent the aircraft free of charge until 6 hours is achieved. This course includes:

Single-Engine Add-on

  • 6 Hours of Flight Time Including
    -Local Training
    -Emergency Training
    -Simulated or Actual Instrument
  • 4 Hours of Flight Instruction

Cessna 172M  – $855.00
Cirrus SR20  – $1390.00
(Price does not include Examiners Fee of approximately $350.00)