Can I be an instructor with a private pilot license (PPL)?
A Private Pilot License (PPL) does not allow you to be a Flight Instructor. PPL does not allow you to be paid for your flying services.
To be a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), you must meet the following minimum qualifications:
- At least 18 years of age
- Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language
- Hold either a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) or an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) and an Instrument Rating (IR)
- Have logged at least 250 hours of flight time
- Hold a Third Class Medical Certificate (or higher)
- Receive a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor on the fundamentals of instructing
- Pass a knowledge test on the aeronautical knowledge areas appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought
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