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All Online - Prepare for your Oral Exam and Checkride

Pass your FAA Oral Exam & Flight Test with ease!

This course shows you a real-world Flight Instructor Practical Test including both the oral and flight portions. You'll learn on-screen exactly what the FAA wants you to demonstrate to earn your Instructor rating.
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6.5 hours
$199

What Your "Checkride" Will Be Like
 
Your Practical Test, commonly referred to as your Checkride, consists of two parts:
 
  • An oral exam conducted before you go flying
  • An in-flight test in which you demonstrate your skills in the aircraft
 
Oral Portion...
 
On the oral portion of your test, you will be required to demonstrate your aviation knowledge, including subjects like regulations, aeromedical factors, aircraft systems, meteorology, and airspace.
 
 
It is during the oral that you will be required to demonstrate your flight planning, including the performance and weight & balance under actual conditions, the effects of the weather on your flight and your navigation and flight log.
 
Flight Portion...
 
On the flight portion of the Flight Instructor Practical Test you will be expected to demonstrate that you are truly ready to be Pilot-In-Command. In addition to demonstrating your piloting proficiency with the required maneuvers, you will be expected to demonstrate good risk management—including situational awareness, collision avoidance, cockpit resource management and the appropriate use of checklists.
 
Learn what to expect
Learn what to expect


Clear explanations
Exciting in-flight video


Exciting in-flight video
Clear explanation
Relax! Pass your oral exam & flight test the first time with the unparalleled KING Flight Instructor Practical Test Course. Get ready to impress your examiner with your “inside edge”. John will be your video instructor as he takes the Practical Test with an actual FAA examiner. He’ll show you exactly how to demonstrate your knowledge during the oral and how to perform every aerial maneuver flawlessly.
 
Our Flight Instructor Practical Test Course Is Unique
 
No other course does for you what our practical test course does. We take you along on a simulated test with a real FAA examiner for both the oral exam and the flight test.

We give you a model performance with loads of in-flight footage that puts you in the cockpit as we show you just how you should demonstrate each maneuver.

We even shoot from multiple camera angles so you can see clearly what is going on inside and outside the airplane.

When you go in for your own FAA Flight Instructor Practical Test, you will be confident because you will have been there before!
 
  • Use your course on any mobile device or computer
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Here's Why We Can Guarantee You'll Pass
 
  • Go from handshake to handshake with an actual FAA examiner. Your course covers everything you need to know
  • Learn what your examiner wants to hear and how to say it
  • See the flight maneuvers you need to know with stunning in-flight footage and cockpit demonstrations
  • Along with your thorough video preparation, you’ll get the Practical Test Standards—which gives you the checklists you’ll need and outlines precisely what your FAA examiner expects you to be ready to perform and/or explain
  • You’ll pass on your first attempt—or your money back
 
(Tip ... we recommend that you begin learning what you need for your CFI Flight Test & Oral Exam early in your flight training. It will make you more prepared and will probably even shorten the amount of time you'll need to master each maneuver.)
 
The earlier you know what's required for your FAA Flight Instructor Practical Test, the more prepared you'll be.
 
Get This Course Now!
 
Don't wait until the last minute. Customers have told us that they wish they had started with this Flight Instructor checkride prep course early in their training because it so clearly demonstrates every flying skill they had to master on their way to their certificate or rating.
 
The invaluable tips and in-flight footage will save you time and money as you learn each maneuver. Your KING Flight Instructor Practical Test Course should go hand in hand with your flight training to provide you with a picture- perfect video performance that will have your Flight Instructor in admiration of how much you know!
 
Course Running Time:
 
Approximately 6.5 hours of video lessons

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You choose when and where you want to learn.
 
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King Schools has trained 1 out of every 2 pilots!

  1. Is this course right for me?
    This course is designed to prepare you to take and pass the FAA Flight Instructor Practical Test (a.k.a. Flight Instructor Checkride).
  2. What are the system requirements for this course?
    Any device with an Internet browser and broadband Internet connection.
  3. Can I use my smartphone to view the course materials?
    Apple iPhone and iPad
    We recommend using the Safari browser.
     
    Free bonus! You can download your lessons and take them later on an iPad or iPhone—even when not connected to the Internet. The free King Schools Companion app allows you to view and complete lessons in your course when no Internet connection is available. The app will automatically sync progress between all of your devices when your iOS device returns online. The free app is available through the iTunes App Store by searching for "King Schools Companion."

    Follow the steps below to access your courses on your iOS device offline:
    • After you have created your iLearn account by following the instructions in the email you'll receive after you complete your order,
    • Download the King Schools Companion app through the iTunes App Store onto your iOS device while you are connected to the Internet.
    • Once your course(s) have finished loading, you can start studying offline!
    Android
    Your course is compatible with the Google Chrome browser on your Android device. The Chrome browser is available for free download from the Google Play Store by searching for "Chrome".
  4. Is the course current?
    The FAA frequently updates the required knowledge for each test. King Schools continuously updates all courses ensuring you get the most current instruction available anywhere.
     
    Your online course is always up-to-date as the course is automatically updated whenever changes occur.
  5. Is there a particular order to follow?
    Just follow the path from start to finish; it´s that easy. Of course you can skip around if you chose but we recommend staying on the lesson path.
  6. How much time will it take to complete the course?
    The Flight Instructor Practical Test Course contains approximately 6.5 hours of video.
     
    King Schools courses are self-paced so completion time will vary from person to person.
  7. What if I have a question? Is there a CFI available?
    If you still have a question about your course, you can call us during our normal business hours at 800-854-1001 or +1 858 541-2200. You can also email us at custserv@kingschools.com - We have a full staff of pilots and flight instructors available to answer you questions. Please be aware that it may take 24-48 hours to respond to an email so please call us if you need immediate attention.
     
    Of course, when you take a King Schools course, it is like having a flight instructor with your 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can review the material as often as you like at any time. Sometimes, you may want to review a video segment a couple of times.
  8. Can I still access the course material after I complete the course?
    You have lifetime access to your Online Flight Instructor Practical Test Course. Remember, with the online media, the course is also automatically updated and will always be current.
  9. When can I take my FAA checkride?
    You'll need to first pass your FAA Written Test and receive an endorsement from your flight instructor.
  10. How do I access my course completion certificate?
    Once you have completed all the lessons and answered all the questions in each lesson, you'll be able to print out your completion certificate. Click on the Course Complete icon when you are finished to print your certificate.
  11. How do I get my WINGS credit for taking the course?
    Just make sure the email address in your King Schools iLearn account matches your WINGS account. We will automatically grant WINGS credit when you complete the course. For more information, click here.
  12. Now that I finished the course, what´s next?
    Consider getting your CFII! Of course, King Schools will be there to help you achieve this goal with the King Schools CFII Course.

Great Resource
This course is great! No issues with it.
Michael J. 04/09/2021
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great video
This was a great course and really took some of the natural fears from the checkride away.
Jaime H. 04/05/2021
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great course to finish CFI
I does a great good of tying everything together, and getting you orginized for your Check Ride.
Mark V. 03/31/2021
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great course
I enjoyed the detailed and thorough videos. I feel confident that I'll ace the practical test
David G. 01/19/2021
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Airplane Used was Too Complex
The videos were useful, not quite as in depth as I would have liked, but of all the airplanes I could've chosen I would have preferred to see a Cessna 172 or Piper Arrow/Archer/Warrior as opposed to an up-to-date Mooney. Some of the systems discussed (thin
Todd J. 11/30/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Awesome!
King schools has helped me mentally prepare for my checkride by watching the videos.  These videos have helped me prepare for what may be asked of me on my checkride.
Dominic B. 11/26/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Very comprehensive
This is a great resource for documents, explanations, and demonstrations of professional scholarly approaches to the many facets of instructing in aviation.
Paul S. 11/26/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Great content
Joesph R. 11/15/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Good overview of checkride day
The video footage and music may be a bit outdated but the overview is valuable and relevant. In the case of the commercial checkride course I found my actual checkride to be fairly similar to the video, except for some specific points that I was told by my
Anton G. 11/13/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great review
The website worked well for this course.
Jason K. 11/05/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Good Course, Long Videos
I can’t wait for this Checkride
Sonny D. 10/30/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great information
This has been a great tool with a lot of information that has helped me prepare for the written tests and get prepared and what to expect for the practical.
Jack M. 10/15/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
I found the site to be extremely helpful and educational.  I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking to advance the pilot certificates.
Joseph C. 10/14/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
CFI Practical Test Course
Overall, good course.  Helped with knowing what to expect from the CFI checkride and how it would progress.  Good review of the maneuvers.
Conor M. 10/07/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
a little dated
the website is great and ever-changing, which I like.
Jordan S. 10/05/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Valuable info.
Good content. Could use some updating on the video production and audio.
Robert K. 09/18/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Teaching with the Kings
Always a pleasure learning with John. Great overview on what to expect during the CFI practical exam. Would love to see some things updated as so more recent content could spruce the interest level. But always a happy customer as I continue in my hopeful a
Kale D. 08/24/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Very good stuff.
Corey P. 08/08/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Could use a little update
Good course, good pointers and prep for the checkride. This is a good companion while working towards your CFI
James P. 07/25/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Could use a little update
Good course, good pointers and prep for the checkride. This is a good companion while working towards your CFI
James P. 07/25/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Loved it!!
Wish it went in depth on regulations and instructor endorsements and Airspace’s. Well worth the money, I’m so glad I bought it!
Giovanna R. 07/12/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Loved it!!
Wish it went in depth on regulations and instructor endorsements and Airspace’s. Well worth the money, I’m so glad I bought it!
Giovanna R. 07/12/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Very helpful
John and Martha are the greatest!  They make learning fun. Thank you.
Evan A. 07/10/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Very helpful
John and Martha are the greatest!  They make learning fun. Thank you.
Evan A. 07/10/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Complete
Course was good.
Justin E. 07/09/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Complete
Course was good.
Justin E. 07/09/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great CFI review!
I have used the king instructional video series all the way from the private pilot level, they are great and allow you to walk into the test feeling prepared. Study hard and get comfortable teaching!Chris
Christopher M. 07/02/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great CFI review!
I have used the king instructional video series all the way from the private pilot level, they are great and allow you to walk into the test feeling prepared. Study hard and get comfortable teaching!Chris
Christopher M. 07/02/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
In need of an update
The video was produced in 1994 and it's now 2020 as I write this. The checkride oral exam seemed light on the fundamentals of instruction.  There were times when the scene would cut away to a "later-version" of John (several years later, but in the same shirt in front of a blue screen depicting the hangar space used for the oral exam) expounding upon an answer given to the DPE.  John seemed to revert into teaching mode instead of CFI applicant mode which made for a VERY distracting segment as if the viewer wouldn't notice the change.  I didn't appreciate the production trying to "fix" a shortfall in the original video and gives weight to the need of updating the entire experience.  The flight portions seemed to flow well, but it would have been nice to see a few more maneuvers than the basic minimum.  If you've watched the commercial check ride with Martha, this will be a step down in production quality, completeness and recency.
Christopher D. 07/01/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
In need of an update
The video was produced in 1994 and it's now 2020 as I write this. The checkride oral exam seemed light on the fundamentals of instruction.  There were times when the scene would cut away to a "later-version" of John(several years later, but in the same sh
Christopher D. 07/01/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
The course breaks it down into the key components, and is explicit in its description of those key components that should be included in the discussion of all of the requisite topics.
Michael S. 06/09/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
The course breaks it down into the key components, and is explicit in its description of those key components that should be included in the discussion of all of the requisite topics.
Michael S. 06/09/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Tools
good video and explanations. Would like to see review guides to use when watching video
Richard H. 06/09/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Tools
good video and explanations. Would like to see review guides to use when watching video
Richard H. 06/09/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great!
Checkride tomorrow and feeling good!
Vincent R. 06/03/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great!
Checkride tomorrow and feeling good!
Vincent R. 06/03/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Very informative!
Philip A. 04/29/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Very informative!
Philip A. 04/29/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Excellent course
I would recommend this course to anyone
Alan G. 04/15/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Excellent course
I would recommend this course to anyone
Alan G. 04/15/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Fantastic preparation
Fantastic preparation for CFI applicant or established CFI.
Raymond J. 04/14/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Fantastic preparation
Fantastic preparation for CFI applicant or established CFI.
Raymond J. 04/14/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Outstanding, comprehensive
Full detailed coverage of all aspects of oral and practical exam for CFI
DON W. 04/13/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Outstanding, comprehensive
Full detailed coverage of all aspects of oral and practical exam for CFI
DON W. 04/13/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great Course!!
Very informative and put the "puzzle" pieces into place in preparing for the CFI check-ride.  I feel a lot more prepared on what is to come for the oral/check-ride
Shawn P. 04/04/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great Course!!
Very informative and put the "puzzle" pieces into place in preparing for the CFI check-ride.  I feel a lot more prepared on what is to come for the oral/check-ride
Shawn P. 04/04/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Thanks for a great course
Thanks again for another great course.
Timothy R. 04/03/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Thanks for a great course
Thanks again for another great course.
Timothy R. 04/03/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Didnt cover any weather, and very vague on engines and systems.
Anthony G. 04/01/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Didnt cover any weather, and very vague on engines and systems.
Anthony G. 04/01/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Good but dated
King school provides videos for every segment of the practical test, but I personally found the videos to be lacking in depth. Additionally, they're mostly very old and lower quality videos. Some things in the videos are not accurate to current regulations or procedures.
Hunter B. 02/29/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Good but dated
King school provides videos for every segment of the practical test, but I personally found the videos to be lacking in depth. Additionally, they're mostly very old and lower quality videos. Some things in the videosare not accurate to current regulations
Hunter B. 02/29/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
excellent course
love it
Siddhesh S. 01/24/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
excellent course
love it
Siddhesh S. 01/24/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
The best!
Love Kings, I will use them for all my ground school needs and more!
Anna T. 01/22/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
The best!
Love Kings, I will use them for all my ground school needs and more!
Anna T. 01/22/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Very helpful
Steve F. 01/15/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Very helpful
Steve F. 01/15/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Good content, very old video.
Good content, video quality poor. Should re-shoot video for better video footage and sound. With new cameras mounted outside, viewer could get better feedback. Very hard to tell how the plane looked in maneuvers when the camera is only focused on John and JC. Was helpful. Thanks.
Warren J. 01/02/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Good content, very old video.
Good content, video quality poor. Should re-shoot video for better video footage and sound. With new cameras mounted outside, viewer could get better feedback. Very hard to tell how the plane looked in maneuvers whenthe camera is only focused on John and
Warren J. 01/02/2020
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great Course!
I have used King for Private, Instrument, Commercial, and now CFI. This course was great! Passed every written and practical test first try with King. Thanks for making these courses!
Phillip S. 12/30/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Very good course.
Khusro J. 12/19/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
comprehensive review.  Great for auditory and visual learners.
William P. 12/03/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Confidence builder.
Good presentation and example on how to take and what to expect during the CFI practical test.  Clear and concise.  After all of my study for the test, this video gives me confidence that I'm on the right path for test day!
Steven S. 11/30/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Excellent!
I wish I had started my ground school with King School's from the beginning. Well, better late than never! If there is one thing I can recommend, go with King, I've done a few other ground school learning apps and this experience has by far been the best. I aced the FAA Flight Instructor exam...exactly what I needed.
Kirsten B. 11/18/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
this course is very helpful to get prepared for the checkride. It covers all the materials you might deal with in the real checkride.
Mehdi M. 10/20/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Good course
Giancarlo V. 09/25/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great!
Awesome presentation of the oral and flight portion of the practical test.
Cody C. 09/25/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Good
Very detailed, crammed with information every second of video also practical
Mark L. 09/09/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great Confidence Builder
Overall, the content of this video series was fantastic. I learned the most from the flight portion of the test, where John was constantly coaching and correcting his "student" through the maneuvers.
Brian G. 08/20/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Fantastic
Great information. Really put my mind at ease about the difficulty of the checkride. It will be a challenge. However, knowing I can take my knowledge library in with me is a great idea for the moment I get stuck.
Kevin J. 07/12/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Thought provoking.
This course helped me be mentally prepared.
Bradley B. 07/01/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great Overview Explanation
The website is easy to use, i like the fact that it is easy to navigate.
Sebastian P. 06/13/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Passed CFI first try
At 57 it takes seeing things a few times helps to put it all together. Worked great to do a flight lesson and then come home and review. Well worth the money.
Gordon B. 05/17/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Dated course (1994)
This simulated CFI check ride is not believable and needs more credibility yet does cover some very real topics and there are good take aways from the course. I don't think a real DPE would be that soft on a candidate.
Scott M. 04/24/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Well done!
I've used King Schools for every pilot certificate I've obtained to date... private, instrument, multi instrument, commercial, and now the CFI. I've always found the courses thorough, and complete, and representative of the real check-ride. Thanks!
Douglas G. 04/13/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Even after all these years, this is tops for preparation. Just add discipline....now...for my Motivation!Thank you!Jeff
Jeff M. 03/11/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
entertaining and educational
Thank you for this thorough educational production for the CFI practical exam. Its always rewarding to watch a King School product.
Brian P. 02/27/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Helpful but could be better!
The video content is up to date for the most part and I'm sure will aid most pilots in becoming a flight instructor.  The vido quality is not the best, especially the footage from inside the plane.
Jerrid F. 02/19/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Ageless information
John and JC have done a great job in presenting the material in a logical, practical, and informative way.
Pedro G. 02/14/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Checkride tomorrow nervous
Elizabeth R. 02/13/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
It was helpful
This was shot back in 1994 but the information is solid. It definitely gives you an idea what the oral and checkflight will be like. I gave four stars just based on the age of the video
Russ M. 01/27/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
GREAT CFI PREP!
This CFI course was really great! I felt the pressure and exhaustion from everything JC had asked John to answer and perform. Very thorough course and covers just about everything in the PTS.
Brian G. 01/16/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Pass my CFI initial check ride
The check ride course helped me out by giving me an idea of what to expect and helped me see what a lesson would be like when giving it to the DPE.
Andrew J. 01/11/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
John Gets "Grilled" !!!!!
As a former CFII working on Re-instating, I picked this course as the last thing to "check off" my Pre-check ride list. It was quite realistic, dusted off the rust, and covered so many aspects that were helpful to me. King Schools guarantee, for one thing, that it covers everything in the Knowledge Area.
Mackey M. 01/10/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Air work
Super. Video and teaching Thanks Mr King
Cecil B. 01/05/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Review
Very information and enjoyable as well!
Ronald L. 01/05/2019
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Well done
I appreciated the stepwise approach to the process.
Ronald B. 12/31/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
It was good
Karl D. 12/31/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great guidance and coverage
Great content and coverage of a cfi checkride. Covers many topics for oral and proficiency. Skips over some FARs, and some related what-if scenarios. But this is worth watching to get your head into the checkride mode.
David W. 12/21/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Very informative and comprehensive.
Leonard R. 12/05/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Currency and focus
The course is very good in presenting what to expect from the DPE.  However it is starting to get a little dated.  It could use a little more focus on FOI questions.
Santiago P. 11/28/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Excellent sample CFI practical
Watching John work with an examiner during a lengthy simulated CFI practical gave me a much better idea of what to expect and how best to prepare. The honesty of actually seeing a few omissions pointed out by the examiner followed by the explanation of the effect that would have on the outcome was refreshing.
Steve S. 11/26/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
very Informative
I watched several times and i can watch several more and still get value. Packed with need to know info!!
Michael R. 11/24/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Preparing for Initial CFI
Enjoyed reviewing all of the high level material that would be needed to answer the variety of questions that would be on an initial CFI exam.
Craig R. 11/07/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Educational
Pretty good, got an idea on what to expect for the check ride.
Stephen R. 11/01/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Helped relieve anxiety
I've turned to the Kings to prepare me for every written exam so far, but the CFI check ride is the first time I've used the practical test course. Everyone talks about how thorough the initial CFI oral and flight tests are, but seeing John demonstrate the level of instructional knowledge needed to pass the test has helped ease my apprehension about this evaluation.
Robert M. 10/31/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Fantastic
This is the second King schools program I’ve used and the website is incredibly user friendly!
James L. 10/24/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great Material
I enjoyed the videos, and they have helped me learn the material.
Bruno M. 10/10/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
fantastic and well explained
Tony P. 10/04/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great Training
Website is well organized and easy to maneuver around.
Michael B. 10/02/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great stuff ????
Just what the Dr. ordered.
Erik C. 08/14/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Outstanding!
Outstanding instructional videos!
Barry B. 07/28/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great prep for my checkride
The videos definitely boost my confidence about passing my upcoming CFI checkride. I have been practicing almost like the videos. I will not be as eloquent as John, but at least I will remember to use some key phrases when explaining knowledge materials and maneuversGood to know that I don't have to pick 3 or more mountain peaks for the lazy 8 visual references. A road will do just fine.
christian y. 07/18/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Nicholas F. 07/17/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
User friendly
Arielle S. 07/07/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great Material
Kings school did a great job in presenting how the Flight Instructor Practical Test will be. They cover everything in detail and present it in a professional as well as in an enjoyable manner.
James L. 07/06/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
well done
Robert M. 05/25/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Just another great King course
I have used King schools since the instrument rating to advance in aviation.  As always, John and Martha do a great job keeping it simple. I always recommend the King Schools CBT to anyone seeking a rating.  Kudos to the entire team at King Schools!
Dwayne B. 05/03/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Outdated
Many elements are outdated with respect to the latest CFI PTS and Private/Commercial ACS. Also, there is nothing about FOIs in the oral portion (other than a brief discussion of responsibilities and professionalism).
Ignacio S. 04/15/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Excellent course.
Scott H. 04/08/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
To know what test looks like
It is a great course to know what the practical test looks like.  However, this course doesn't cover all the material that you need to know.
Yuki U. 04/07/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Reassuring
A Helpful Prep for CFI
Bradlyn W. 03/21/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Helpful but nothing special
This course showed descent examples of how a CFI checkride might go. Lots of talking but poor quality audio. Few regulations and lots of repetition of need to teach the material. Does bring home the point that the emphasis is on making connection with student.
Dana G. 03/07/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Audio good images bad
The content are acceptable but images awful ??
Kennedy C. 02/19/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
CFI Practical Test Prep Course
Very informative selection of material representing a realistic expectation of checkride content.  Used previous training material and found it to be very useful and an accurate representation of what should be expected in the actual checkride.
Kenneth B. 02/10/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
CFI Review
Outstanding product. Ensure you view these instructional videos prior to check-ride!
Edward S. 02/07/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
FLight Instructor Practical
Great course,
James W. 01/13/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great course.
I think all of the info was presented in a great manner, at some points, I even felt like I was getting the checkride. This is a great prep for my upcoming CFI checkride. It was a job well done between John and J.C.
Michael C. 01/03/2018
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Very detailed preparation
I enjoyed the course and found it very helpful.
Matt G. 12/22/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Very insightful.
I enjoyed listening to the description of the way the test would be presented. It was very helpful in preparing me for the practical test.
Scott L. 11/10/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
I believe after completing this course I have become more prepared to pass the ACFI checkride.
RYAN R. 10/29/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
CFI practical test prep
Very helpful and informative.
Kevin D. 10/20/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Helped understand expectations
Everyone always says you have to read everything and know everything to pass the CFI checkride.  This video helped reassure me that the level of detail required is reasonable and achievable, and boosted my confidence greatly.  I still have a lot of work to do, but now I have a clear sense as to what level of detail I need to be prepared to teach to. Not so scary after seeing it done.
Brett G. 10/06/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Since 1989
I've been using King courses since 1989 and I continue to appreciate the utility and ease of access to get the material learned.
Heath C. 10/05/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great for reviewing later!
Of course I used King for every rating so far, so why not this one!I found it helpful for review as well.  Passed  CFI on the first try!
Louise P. 10/02/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Awesome!
Approach the student by motivating to give his/her best is an art. The examiner knows already we are commercial pilots so the question is how to proper transfer our knowledge to the student. John masters the way of teaching by making the examiner (in the role of a student) feel like a guest at home!
Ricardo Y. 09/03/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Good info
Very informative. I hope my checkride goes as well.
Corey H. 07/19/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Satisfactory course
Satisfactory course
John T. 07/19/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Terrific content
This series has great information and is presented in a motivational manner.  It takes the mystery out of the question "what will the CFI checkride be like?"
Sue F. 06/08/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great prep for my Initial Cfi
Website is very user friendly and easy to navigate.
Jason C. 04/05/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Good, but could be better
I felt that John repeated himself frequently and much of the time which results in a lot of non-value added discussion. Specifically, when discussing privileges of a CFI, John mentioned endorsements at least 6-9 times. It seemed that he didn't know what else to say. There was more non-value added discussion with him clarifying the use of the PTS during the oral. Seriously, we get it, no need to ask repeatedly when the DPE already said that's OK.As a student, I would want more from John than he gave the DPE concerning how to do certain maneuvers. The DPE had to pull it out of him and even then I thought it was a poor explanation. What I would prefer as a student and how I will teach my students is to explain it in detail on the ground to reduce the amount I need to talk to him/her in the air. That will allow them to concentrate on their flying more. Example: "To set up for a power on stall, we're going to establish ourselves in straight and level flight then clear the area. With the area clear, run through the pre-maneuver checklist (explain that). Then, we will reduce power to appx 1500 RPM (or whatever you use) and slow the airplane down while maintaining altitude and heading. At 69 knots, apply full power and smoothly raise the nose while maintaining your heading and coordinated flight. Approaching the stall you will hear, feel, and see xyz. First indications will be... After that, you will hear, feel, see... We will practice recovering at initial onset and when fully developed.  Common errors are...and this is how to avoid them... They should be avoided because xyz." I feel like John jogged around the description frequently. If I am teaching at the private pilot level, I need to give specific numbers and references for my students to hang their hats on.John has the gift of gab and sometimes he's not really saying anything even though words are coming out of his mouth. Some of this was good information, but some of it was painful to watch.
Christopher H. 03/07/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Informative Presentation
The program does an excellent job of answering the question "What can I expect and what will the examiner ask?"  Also noteworthy is the large amount of talking during some phases of the flight.
Scott M. 02/27/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Good
I found the course to be very helpful during my journey towards flight instructing. I think the DPE's input and John's comments throughout were the key to making this course worthwhile
Matthew W. 02/21/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Great series.
DANA B. 02/13/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Very informative!
Have my CFI checkride coming up and this video was very informative.
Joe P. 02/03/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
good review
Douglas W. 02/03/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
I feel ready for the Checkride
I enjoyed learning with John and JC, they keep it interesting but pack in lots of information and tips.  Well done!
William G. 01/24/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
outstanding
Great Course. It was very informative.
Yancey M. 01/14/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Great,
SAMI A. 01/10/2017
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Rusty Pilot returning to fly
I have been your customer since 20 years ago from big track videos, dvd,s and now on line.I became a rusty pilot not flying for 16 years. I am back and in 3 months I have gotten Flight Review and IPC;In order to continue learning and being a PROFICIENT PILOT for the new year 2017 I will be working on my Commercial Rating and CFI.
Nicolas O. 12/24/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Great stuff
Josh F. 12/19/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great cource
Valuable  info
mohanad g. 11/09/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Good , but needs updating
Pretty good summary of the main points of the CFI-A practical test.   A glaring problem is the discussion of endorsements.   John would probably have busted on his discussion of endorsements because he didn't exhibit any specific knowledge of endorsements at all, which was probably OK back when this video was made, but is definitely not OK today.  There was no mention of TSA requirements nor any mention of ICARA, nether of which existed way back when this video was made but are big deals now.  Likewise, the FOI oral here was far less detailed than what one is likely to encounter these days. The flying segments were fine, those haven't changed much over the years.
James H. 10/20/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Copyright 1994
I've gone through my commercial with King Schools and it was pretty good.  I wasn't sure what to expect with just the check ride prep video (I have already taken my writtens and ground school).  I suppose this video is good to ease your mind on the check ride.  Of course, we all hear the nightmares about how tough these rides are, the FAA, so you really don't know until you get there.  It was a good way of seeing how it might go, but I have a problem with this video being 22 years old.  The info probably hasn't changed much, but since we are changing from the PTS to the ACS for Private Pilot, etc., I think as a CFI candidate, it is important to understand and discuss that as part of the program.  I know it takes time to update this stuff, but $139 later I am watching a video that is 22 years old.  But hey, you still get WINGS Credit, am I right!?!
James F. 09/26/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Outstanding and thorough as one can always expect from King Schools
Jeffrey R. 09/24/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Very Informative
Very good presentation, I found the material interesting and very well presented.
Joseph U. 09/07/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
extremelly informative
Now I know what to expect on sept 21, feel more confident, I will keep watching it to make sure I know more,,,thank you
saul b. 09/03/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Builds Confidence and Insight
A great Flight Instructor is always learning! With a CFI-A oral and checkride approaching, the wing-warping mystery of the unknown has been finally solved. King's FIPTC has kept the fire for higher learning burning.Because of King's FIPTC, I'm thoroughly prepared and ready for this CFI student's challenging wing-rockin' tasks ahead of the spinner.
Bryan R. 08/31/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Five Stars-Excellent
All course material was easy to download and the instruction was very informative and actually entertaining.
Arthur C. 08/09/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Passed with "Flying Colors!"
Watched every video in the CFI Practical test series and I passed with flying colors! I had a DPE and he asked some of the exact questions mentioned in the videos such as aerodynamics, flight reviews, and endorsements. King Schools gets an A+ from me.
Hunter M. 08/04/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Fun efficient informative
Highly recomended, fun to watch and really gives the idea of what to expect.
Ronen G. 08/04/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great Video!
Awesome video instruction, it definitely gives me a good idea on what to expect for the Certified Flight Instructor Check ride. Great work!
MELVIN T. 07/30/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Simple and easy to use.
Stephen J. 05/31/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Great materials would love to see interactive version
Michael E. 05/24/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
A good example
I love the King video series because it provides a good example of not only what to expect before your checkride, but always gives a good example of how to talk through the checkride and what an examiner is evaluation and thinking.
Mark B. 03/31/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great Course
Very informative
Richard T. 03/21/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
great
very helpful , great stuff
AMIRAN H. 02/13/2016
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Transitioning Military CFII
Website was simple and easy to navigate. A step by step process from introduction through post flight debrief. What a great product!
Philip L. 12/25/2015
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Good Approach, Excellent Cours
This course gave me a pretty good feel for what to expect during a single engine CFI check ride with the FAA.  For me, it was a confidence builder.  I highly recommend it.
James W. 12/18/2015
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
I think, in the oral part it could have been a little more extensive.... Cover more FOI which is a really important part of the checkride and it is about 30% of the total discussion.. Because it was really abbreviated, which it shouldn't be for someting very important for a flight instructor certificate..The flight portion was very good.. A lot of explanation and demonstration as well. Good visual material to get an a idea of what the CFI checkride is all about.
10/17/2015
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great course
Great set of videos showing you how to go about teaching the examiner how to fly. You obviously need to learn the material elsewhere, but King Schools shows you how to put it all together and what they key points are that should be mentioned.
Craig M. 09/15/2015
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Good baseline,
Good baseline for the CFI, but this is not a one-stop-shop. You must have done your homework first, and use this as a polishing before the test.
ALASTAIR B. 07/31/2015
Flight Instructor Practical Test
CFIA Checkride Course
I recommend this course for anyone about to take their CFIA checkride
Frank D. 07/30/2015
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Easy to look and listen to!
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Brent N. 06/09/2015
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Brennan M. 06/04/2015
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Nelson I. 05/27/2015
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Vincent V. 05/17/2015
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Good job John
Great videos great instructors great explanation. Thank you king school ??
Abo B. 11/02/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Good course
The course were overall good.
ADEEL A. 11/01/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Leonel Q. 10/18/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
A must have for your CFI exam!
While you need to put in a lot of hours of work to gain the knowledge for your CFI, this course will help put that information in perspective about how it could be asked in an actual check ride. I'd say that you must add this to your library of study materials and reference the videos often to aid in your discussions with your examiner but your future students!
Jeremy S. 10/16/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
over-all good training
Bobby A. 10/04/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
EXCELLENT COURSE
EXCELLENT WEBSITE EASY TO NAVIGATE.
Caleb P. 09/30/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great Preparation for CFI Exam
Jeffrey S. 09/15/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
3 for 3 after check ride prep
So far so good, if the CFI ride goes as well as my private, instrument, and commercial rides did I'll be thrilled.
Jason R. 08/26/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Cameron E. 08/11/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Great course
I'm glad I took this course before starting CFI flying training because it highlights the extensive breadth and depth of knowledge required. The discussions are enligthening and the flight videos are very useful in understanding exactly what the FAA is looking for. My only suggestions are that more video could be added from GoPro type cameras mounted externally to the airplane (the videos were made in 1994) and some discussion of what happens next if a pink slip is received.  Overall, very good.
Adrian M. 08/03/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Connor D. 06/25/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Another well done course.  I feel that once my training is complete and the training/insight I received from your course that I should have no problem passing the CFI checkride.  Thank You!!
Keith C. 05/26/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Examiners Are Human Too
Excellent prep for the Flight Instructor Practical Test.  The value of the King course is not so much in the actual questions that are asked, but rather in the manner in which they are presented.  While the sampling of questions is good, potentially there are thousands of other questions that could be asked, and many of them would be scenario-dependent.  It would be impossible to cover them all in a short video course. For me, the value of the course was the portrayal of the examiner as a human being who was willing to engage in some humorous give-and-take that helped to put the examinee at ease in a situation that has some built-in stressors.  At the same time, the message to the examinee is clear: Prepare well, know the material, do some practice teaching before the test, and hope the examiner likes your haircut...
Peter B. 05/15/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
great foundation
Great foundation for my up coming checkride
Bradley H. 05/04/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
Jared Z. 05/01/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
Course Completion Review
I have used a lot of King Schools material and I am very happy with the way you teach everything. I believe I have saved timeand money by using your products and have learned so much!!Thank you!!!!!
Kyle N. 02/13/2014
Flight Instructor Practical Test
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