Pilot training programs and courses

CFI to CFI-I Track

Our CFI to CFI-I Track takes students who have already achieved their Commercial Single-Engine Certificate to become a Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument Rating (CFI-I).

Students who have already achieved their Commercial Single-Engine Certificate, and are ready for the next stage of their flight training can enroll on the L3Harris Flight Academy CFI to CFI-I Track. Training takes place at our Orlando, Florida Flight Academy.

On successful completion of this course, you will benefit from:

With a wide range of financial aid options, you could borrow up to 100% of the cost of airline pilot training and benefit from flexible repayment options.

Timeline of the course

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CFI to CFI-I Track

CFI to CFI-I Track footprint

The program includes your CFI and CFI-I, as well as guaranteed admission to our Instructor Standardization Class, bypassing the normal interview process.

Ground school

  • Academics CFI - 40 hours
  • Academics CFI-I - 20 hours

Flight Instruction

  • Dual (with Instructor) - 55.2 hours
  • Brief - 29.5 hours

Flight Training

  • Single Engine - 49.7 hours
  • Simulator - 5.5 hours


  • FAA Written - 3 hours
  • ACR Fee (Non-DPE Flight Tests) - 1 hours
  • FAA Flight Tests (DPE Tests) - 1 hours

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CFI to CFI-I Track

Why choose L3Harris?

Financing options

L3Harris Flight Academy offers a number of options to finance pilot training including Stratus Financial, Sallie Mae and Meritize: Loans of up to 100% of the cost of training, with flexible repayment options, are available to those that qualify.

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Airline relationships

Our focus is helping you launch your career as a commercial pilot. You can benefit from L3Harris' relationships with airlines around the United States! The airlines we work with have career pathways to the major carriers including United, American, and Delta.

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On successful completion of 1,500 hours of flight time, L3Harris CFIs will qualify for an ATP CTP free of charge, preparing you for the transition to the flight deck!

Airline placement

96% of L3Harris Flight Academy graduates that stay with us to build flight hours after obtaining their CFI-I, go on to be placed with airlines.

CFI to CFI-I Track

Cost for CFI to CFI-I Track

CFI to CFI-I Track cost:

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Please note:

Pricing for the CFI to CFI-I Track is current. All prices are estimated and based on the Training Course Outline (TCO) hours it takes a cadet to go through the various Certified Flight Instructor courses. All prices are subject to change.

Each cadet's experience may vary, and hours or Flight Instructor training costs may be different than what is quoted here. Prices include fuel and flight tests (unless a student pilot fails the exam, then additional flight test charges will apply).

The prices do not include fuel surcharge, over-flight charges from TCO, admission fees, books, supplies, TSA processing, visa application fees, and extensions.

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CFI to CFI-I Track

CFI to CFI-I Track admission requirements

Minimum admission requirements are as follows, for additional requirements please contact Admissions.

  • Qualifications - Commercial Single-Engine Certificate
  • Age - Applicants must be at least 17 years and 6 months old at the start of the program
  • Medical - All applicants must provide a photocopy of an FAA Medical Certificate
  • Selection - Cadets must complete a Wonderlic assessment and meet or exceed the minimum score requirement of 17

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