Certified Flight Instructor (Initial)

Certified Flight Instructor

To earn your Certified Flight Instructor Certificate, you must have a Commercial Certificate and the following:

  • 3 Hour of Dual flight with an instructor 60 days prior to the practical examination.

The Initial CFI is arguably the most difficult checkride to pass. To successfully complete a CFI program, applicants must be prepared to work hard, study the material and be able to handle pressure.


Additional Training: The experience requirements provided above are derived from FAA regulations and may not represent the actual amount of training required to achieve the specified rating. The timeline and prices quoted below are based on minimum hours. Additional training will be billed at an hourly rate and could extend the graduation date.


Prerequisites:  All Monarch Sky courses and pricing assume that students meet the FAA prescribed experience prerequisites. If students wish, Monarch Sky can provide Time Building in order to meet all prerequisites.

CFI (Initial) Prerequisites

  • Valid US Government issued identification
  • FAA Medical Certificate
  • Written Exam Completed Within Preceeding 24 Months
  • Monarch Sky Study Prep Complete
  • Deposit Paid*

*Students must pay 1/2 of the course total as deposit. The remainder is due on the first day of training.

Discounts & Incentives

  • Time Building for as little as $52 per hour. Call for details.
  • Students who enroll in an accelerated course get 10% off all pilot supplies
  • 25% off lodging at Hampton Inn Suites for Monarch Sky students
  • Free transportation provided to and from Hampton Inn Suites

CFI (Initial) - 7 Day Fast Track

As part of our CFI package, you will be flying in a well equipped Piper Arrow, which includes a Garmin GNS430 moving map GPS, new paint and leather interior, a dual axis autopilot, and dual shoulder harnesses.

This course includes:

  • 10 Hours of Flight Time Including Fuel
  • 10 Hours of Flight Instruction
  • 30 Hours of Ground Instruction
  • 3 Hours of Pre/Post Flight Brief
  • No Simulator Time Required
  • No Simulator Instruction Required


Prices Starting at $4,265*

Additional Expenses that May Apply*

  • Written Exam Fee
  • FAA Medical Certificate
  • Checkride Fee
  • Student Supplies
  • Formal Ground School
  • Lodging & Transportation
  • Additional Flight Training
  • Time Building (If Required)
Our Address:
1420 Jet Stream Drive, Ste #105
Henderson, NV, USA 89052
Hours of Operation:
7 days a week 8am to 5pm
Closed Holidays

Learn To Fly

At Monarch Sky, we offer a wide variety of accelerated flight training programs, which include courses from Private Pilot up through Airline Transport Pilot. We recognize that each student brings a unique set of circumstances and experiences to their flight training. We have provided overviews for the usual progression of certificates and ratings.


Monarch Sky offers individual programs, or if you are looking for a career in aviation, we suggest you see our bundled Career Pilot programs.



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