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Flight Instructor Program

Bristow Academy’s Flight Instructor program (CFI) teaches the fundamentals of flight instruction and how to teach others how to fly helicopters. Upon completion, graduates will be prepared for entry-level flight instructor positions in the helicopter industry.

Certification Duration Approx. Flight Hours
FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) 6 weeks 19.5

*This is the average duration of the program. Actual duration is based on individual student aptitude.

For general inquiries, contact Bristow Academy at 1 (800) 686 4080 or via e-mail at For government or civil group training, contact Bristow Academy at 1 (321) 567 0391 or via e-mail at

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