After earning a commercial pilot license, a new pilot will have between 200 and 300 hours of flight time. In some countries, this may not be a sufficient number of flight hours to get hired immediately as a corporate, charter, or airline pilot. In order to build more flight time, many newly licensed commercial pilots obtain their flight instructor ratings, allowing them to provide inflight instruction to student pilots and get paid for it. A flight instructor working at a busy flight school can log 800 hours of flight time or more per year. Flight instructor pay at most flight schools is hourly. CFA offers flight instructors compensation which is one of the best in the industry.
To learn more about these, or any other courses currently offered, please complete the Request Information Form above, or contact an admissions advisor today by calling (619) 448-2212.
"I was looking for very good customer service, good location, plenty of airplanes to train in, and good weather. I found everything I was looking for in CFA. When I emailed the school, I received an immediate response from a Captain who was flying in Volaris Airlines. I got very excited!"
“After much research I chose CFA. The friends I made here and the knowledgeable instructors have made it very easy for me to secure my future in the skies. In my opinion, this is the best place to study and to get your license.”
“I just want to say thank you for my whole private pilot training experience. Two months ago I passed my final release check ride and now I’m an Airbus 319 First Officer!”
"CFA was a great experience for me. I had everything to take my first steps in aviation. I'm now a Boeing 737 First Officer!"
"CFA was my choice from the moment I heard about the school. It's the experience I got here that was very valuable."
"I’m glad I chose CFA, because all of the staff and instructors are very humble and kind. All the students here are very friendly, and I have made friends from all over the world. This makes CFA my home away from home."
"My CFA experience was amazing. The instructors are so loving and caring - the best I could have asked for."
"My time at CFA was good - sometimes a bit hard - but I really enjoyed this experience with my friends and the CFA staff."
"CFA has the best weather to fly with good training facilities. The airport is located between mountains so that you learn the instruments and different approaches, which helped me become a great pilot. Now I'm a Boeing 737 First Officer at Miat Mongolian Airlines!"
“Solo quiero agradecerles por todo mi entrenamiento que empezó desde piloto privado hasta terminar como piloto comercial. ¡Hace dos meses pasé mi último examen de revisión y ahora soy Primer Oficial de un Airbus 319!"
“Mi experiencia en CFA fue increíble, a veces un poco difícil, pero realmente disfruté esta experiencia con mis amigos y el personal de CFA”.
“Encontré todo lo que estaba buscando en CFA. ¡Me emocioné mucho!"
We are pleased to announce that all CFA staff and instructors have received the Covid-19 vaccine as of March 26, 2021. We also have vaccines available for students if needed. This means you can rest assured you are training in one of the safest environments in the U.S. We also maintain the highest standards of safety for all our aircraft at or above FAA standards. To learn more about taking that first step into the cockpit in sunny San Diego, please call +1 619 448 2212.