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.
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.
A medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)
Hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating
Demonstrate proficiency in all subject areas
Demonstrate proficiency in course development and lesson planning
Pass the Fundamentals of Instruction written exam
Piedmont Flight Training takes concerns about COVID-19 very seriously. Our number one priority is the safety of all students and staff. We have been proactive in educating our students and staff in reference to healthy protective measures and will expend every effort to continue to do our part in the protection of public health and follow appropriate guidance as necessary from the CDC and NC government authorities.