Before Flight Training

Ground School
FAA Written Exams (FII & FOI)

Stage 1
Maneuvers & Procedures

Right Seat Flying
Private & Commercial Maneuvers

Stage 1
Stage 2
Instruction Practice

Demonstration & Explanation
Student Scenarios
Lesson Plans

Stage 2

Practical test

Oral Portion
Flight Portion


  • Receive all the required ground training
  • Receive all the required flight training
  • Pass the Fundamentals of Instruction Knowledge Test (FOI)
  • Pass the Flight Instructor Airplane Knowledge Test (FIA)
  • Pass the FAA’s Practical Test for Flight Instructor – Airplane Single-Engine with a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE)