Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFII) – AVIA 422

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is designed to train students to successfully complete the FAA Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Certificate. The course will contain both academic classroom and aircraft flight training required by FAA regulations. The academic ground school will consist of 11 lessons exceeding the FAA requirement of 40 classroom hours of instruction. The flight portion of this course will consist of 10 flights exceeding the FAA requirement of 25 hours of flight time.




The purpose of this course is to integrate all flight training through the commercial certificate into the practical FAA requirements to become a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument. The requirements of this course come from FAA Air Circular AC 61-65E regulations. Completion of this course will prepare the student to take the FAA in-flight practical CFII check flight.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the requirements for an FAA Certified Flight Instructor Instrument.
  2. Explain the responsibilities and key elements of advanced ground training.
  3. Discuss all maneuvers required for FAA CFII certification.
  4. Exhibit an in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of how a flight student learns.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Flight Course Student Information Quiz

This quiz consists of questions that were pulled from content within the FTA Student Handbook, and the student video presentations attached in the reading and study section of module 1. This is an open book and open video exam that consists of 20 questions (multiple choice, true/false, and short answer). This exam is required and will provide you with some very important information for your success.

The information is from your Liberty University School of Aeronautics Flight Training Affiliate Student Handbook: https://www.liberty.edu/media/1121/FTA_Student_Handbook_Rv_9.pdf (and) The following video presentation on flight student expectations: https://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=40358

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 100 words.

Reflection Paper

The student will write a 2–3-page paper in current APA format that focuses on how he or she plans to teach and develop student pilots into future pilots with a strong and Christian character, professionalism, and ethical values. The paper must include at least 2 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the FAA material for the assigned module/week. Quizzes will be open-book/open-notes and contain multiple-choice, true/false, and 2 essay questions. The student will have 2 hours to complete each quiz.

Progress Questions (7)

The student will account for the total number of ground, flight, and/or simulator activities completed at the Flight Training Affiliate. The student will receive full credit for answering the question regardless of the number of activities that were


Certificate Submission

In order to pass this class, the student must complete Certified Flight Instructor Instrument training at a Flight Training Affiliate. Once complete, the student must submit either a copy of the graduation certificate, license/certificate (front and back), or temporary certificate, if applicable.