Piedmont Flight Training



A Private Pilot Certificate is the first step to becoming a pilot. The certificate provides the foundational knowledge and skills for all future aircraft pilot training.


Learn the fundamental steps for flying in adverse weather conditions. 


Learn to master the airplane and achieve the necessary rating to fly for hire.

Flight Instructor

Teaching is the highest form of understanding.  Help shape the next generation of pilots.  At the same time, build your flight time towards your career pilot goal.  

As a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), you will gain the qualifications to teach Private Pilot and Commercial Single-Engine students.  The flight school also hires motivated CFIs, providing a pathway to get their goal hours, and earn an income at the same time.

Since there is no minimum hours requirement, part-time students working or enrolled in school may find that their CFI takes 12 weeks to  finish based on an estimated three activities per week. 

CFI Certification Prerequisites

  • A medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)

  • Hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating

Checkride Completion Requirements

  • Demonstrate proficiency in all subject areas

  • Demonstrate proficiency in course development and lesson planning

  • Pass the Fundamentals of Instruction written exam

Average Cost: $7,500
VA Benefits, Block Hour Discounts & Pay-As-You-Go Options