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Flight Instructor Practical Test (PTS Checkride) Prep - King Classic

Prepare for your CFI 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
Retail Price: $199

You may be preparing for your initial CFI Practical Test (checkride) and concerned about the introduction of the new CFI Airmen Certification Standards (ACS). You’ll be happy to know that while there are changes, the Practical Test itself remains largely unchanged, and your King Schools Practical Test Course will prepare you well for your checkride. In fact, the CFI ACS should make your checkride less stressful, since it provides detailed specifics on what you will be tested on, leaving fewer areas up to interpretation. The downloadable hot sheet document on this page supplements the information provided by your King Schools Course to ensure you are ready for a checkride based on the new ACS.
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!
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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!
"KING Classic" is a new way to identify some of King's courses created using standard definition video. While the video may not look current, rest assured that the knowledge presented is timeless and up-to-date. You will enjoy John & Martha's valuable teaching and insights that stand the test of time no matter where you are in your pilot journey.

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  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!
    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 - 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.

Unedited Customer Reviews
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I think the website is great and organized the only issue is knowing what lesson are appropriately needed for what I am looking for.
Justin R. 04/18/2024
Flight Instructor Practical Test (PTS Checkride) Prep - King Classic
Great way to be prepared
Im waiting for my initial CFI rating and this videos are awesome. They go way beyond of what we can expect on a checkride and thats awesome, also de feedback from the DPE is great giving you a great view ot what thet might be looking for.
Jose P. 01/28/2024
Flight Instructor Practical Test (PTS Checkride) Prep - King Classic
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Dawson H. 12/01/2023
Flight Instructor Practical Test (PTS Checkride) Prep - King Classic
Comprehensive.  Explanations accurate and complete
Jonathan F. 11/28/2023
Flight Instructor Practical Test (PTS Checkride) Prep - King Classic
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i enjoyed it!
Ben T. 11/01/2023
Flight Instructor Practical Test (PTS Checkride) Prep - King Classic
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Great series
Daman S. 10/14/2023
Flight Instructor Practical Test (PTS Checkride) Prep - King Classic
Unparalleled and engaging content to get me ready for my upcoming CFI checkride.
I'm going to go back and watch it through again, because it's incredibly comprehensive and filled with real world tips and tricks on how to teach well and answer questions that require problem solving and application of information. Thank you to the Kings for providing such an awesome course!
Sarah K. 09/19/2023
Flight Instructor Practical Test (PTS Checkride) Prep - King Classic
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Great course! Very thorough.
Justin W. 09/13/2023
Flight Instructor Practical Test (PTS Checkride) Prep - King Classic
Course Completion Review
It was a perfect idea to get this course because the CFI checkride is different than any other checkride. This course gave me a very good idea of what to expect.
ilker t. 09/13/2023
Flight Instructor Practical Test (PTS Checkride) Prep - King Classic
Two Thumbs Up
I feel very prepared after watching John and JC go through what is expected on the CFI checkride! I have mine coming up next week and will be bringing in a load of confidence to that checkride from this course. Thank you!
Andreas O. 09/09/2023
Flight Instructor Practical Test (PTS Checkride) Prep - King Classic
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