Courses & Certifications
At SDFTI many students choose to flexibility to begin their training at any time and work one-on-one with our pool of staff instructors, all of whom were trained here and have earned every certification through CFII or MEI. Below is a brief description of the FAA certificates and ratings (licenses) you can earn. Additional information is linked to each course description.
Private Pilot Certificate
Learn to fly, start the adventure of a lifetime. The Private Pilot Certification Course will be the student's first introduction to modern aviation.
The Instrument Rating certification course is designed to prepare the applicant to operate safely in the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system anywhere in the world. Airlines throughout the world indicate that during the hiring process, instrument flying skills are rated above everything else.
Commercial Pilot Certificate
The Commercial Pilot Certification Course - Single Engine is for those students who require commercial pilot privileges in single engine aircraft only.
Commercial Multi Engine Certificate
The Commercial Certification Course - Mingle-Engine is for those students who require commercial pilot privileges in multi-engine aircraft only.
Trends in aviation show that the multi engine pilot is in ever increasing demand. Our Multi-Engine Certification Course is designed to make you a competent multi-engine pilot with major emphasis on proficiency and flying a multi engine aircraft safely.
CFI – Certified Flight Instructor
The Certified Flight Instructor Certification Course qualifies you to instruct in single engine aircraft. This course of training is a highly structured and comprehensively designed to prepare commercial pilots for their role as flight instructors. SDFTI hires over 90% of it's instructors from this program.
CFII – Certified Flight Instructor Instrument
The Instrument Flight Instructor Certification Course is the ultimate asset as an instructor. It offers another source of income and increases your professionalism. Development of the skills and other tools are necessary to effectively instruct students seeking an instrument rating.
MEI – Multi Engine Instructor
The Additional Flight Instructor Certification Course Multiengine is the ultimate asset as an instructor. It offers another source of income and increases your professionalism.
ATP – Airline Transport Pilot
The Airline Transport Pilot Certification Course emphasizes instrument operations and knowledge of aircraft systems. Aside from the airlines, the ATP is required by most Air Taxi and Corporate operators.