Training Overview

CFI-Is are responsible for teaching pilots how to fly in instrument conditions as well as ensuring that instrument-rated pilots maintain their proficiency. As a CFI-I your privileges include: providing required training for Instrument Rating candidates, endorsing instrument rating candidates to take FAA oral and practical exams, and conducting instrument proficiency checks for Instrument-Rated Pilots.

The CFI-I course is an additional rating to your CFI certificate but can also be done as an initial certificate by adding additional days of training to the course. During the training for this course, you will fly all maneuvers from the right seat within the parameters set forth in the Practical Test Standards (PTS). You can complete this course at your own pace or Accelerated.



$5,150 (diamond da40) or $5,450 (diamond da40ng)

Gain the proficiency on instrument instruction through our CFI-I course

 Get your CFI-I knocked out in 4 days with our Accelerated course.

  • 3 Days of training with the checkride on the 4th day
  • Dedicated CFI-I
  • Redbird FMX AADT Simulator instruction
  • Aircraft rental for checkride
  • Dual Flight Instruction in our Diamond DA40 w/G1000 – up to 6 hours*

*Contact us for a quote if you’d like to bring your own plane.

  • Instrument Current
  • Certified Flight Instructor Certificate
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (FII) Written Test Completion

CFI-I examiner cost varies by DPE, expect to spend about $800

Bundle the CFI-I with our Accelerated CFI Course and save $200.


  • Affordable corporate hotel rates are available within a 5-10 minute drive from CRAFT.
  • We offer additional options for Bring Your Own Plane (BYOP).
  • Discounts – Attend with your friends and save!

Financing & Scholarship Options

Worried about how you are going to pay for flight training? Luckily there are several financing and scholarship options. Financing all or some of the training can take the burden off of the student, giving them peace of mind and the motivation they need to complete their training!

Gift Certificates Available

Know someone that has always wanted to fly, but hasn’t been able to get started? Gift certificates are a great way to help friends and family jump start achieving their aviation goals! They can be used for flight training, instruction, simulator time, books and headsets. Contact us above to find out more!

Ready to Get Started?

CRAFT is located at the Atlantic FBO complex at Charleston International Airport (KCHS).

6060 S. Aviation Ave Suite 109
N. Charleston, SC 29406   

Our office is open 9AM-5PM Mon-Sat for walk-in inquiries.  However, for the best customer service, please call or email to schedule an in-person appointment. 843-800-6498

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Training Hours

Monday - Saturday
9am - 5pm

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