Captains Reinstatement Course 

Designed to get up to speed and reinstate your

Flight Instructor Certificate. 


We have provided training for:

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Captains Course Overview

If it’s been a while since you were a flight instructor and you’re coming back into General Aviation, this course is for you.  Things have changed, like regulations, airspace, endorsements, FARs and more.


Fortunately, this course is designed to bring you back up to speed.  You will need to complete a practical test (Checkride) to reinstate your instructor certificate but you don’ t need to do everything over again.  You also don’t need to take a knowledge test or be endorsed to take the checkride.  This course prepares you for the technical subject areas that can be tested.  


You can take this online course and find a local CFI to do some flight training, or you can come to one of our two locations (Palo Alto, CA and Miami, FL), fly with us and take the checkride at CFI Bootcamp.  If you want more practical training after the online course, you can also attend one of our 7-day scenario classes that focuses on using the everyday tools of a CFI like lesson plans, endorsements, identifying training requirements, teaching aerodynamics and a lot more.  This live class is both in-person and virtually via Zoom.  Let us know how we can help.  We are here to help you succeed. 


Content Overview

Teaching Aerodynamics

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ADM and Risk Management

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Aircraft Systems

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FAR 61 Subparts

National Airspace

Radio Navigation

Weight and Balance and High Altitude Flight

Teaching the

Flight Maneuvers

Cessna 172 Systems


Get Started Now

Our Captain's program is designed for those with an expired Flight Instructor Certificate. 

Our online course is ideal to prepare for the reinstatement checkride and its also great to update your knowledge on what has changed.   


After you complete the course you can either use a local CFI or fly with us and take your checkride at CFI Bootcamp.


Finish the Online Course

Flight Training

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25 Hour Video Course Includes:

  • Captains Essentials 

  • Assessments to bring your knowledge back to standards.

  • Emphasis on what's change

Consists of:

  • Dual - 172 Customized to your needs 

  • Emphasis on what's new

  • Teaching Methods 

  • Pre and post flight briefings

Checkride Prep

Consist of:

  • 8 hrs. Oral prep for the checkride and DPE

  • Access to our "Checkride writeups" from past students


Follow the Steps below to Get Started


Get the Online Course as soon as you can.  Plan on completing it prior to getting one to one instruction or coming to an optional 7-day CFI Bootcamp Live Class. 

Click Here to Get the Online Course

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Optional: Schedule the 7 Day class on our website.

Click Here to Schedule a Class 


Submit your deposit to secure your seat for the desired class date 

Click Here to Submit your Deposit


Complete the onboarding document at least 6 weeks before the class. (Asks for your pilot certificate numbers, FTN, etc) If it is within 6 weeks please call us or email to ensure we have sufficient staff.

Click to Download the On boarding Document 

FAR 61.199 - Reinstatement requirements (It's Expired)

Reinstatement Summary 

FAR 61.197 - Renewal of a Certificate (It's not Expired Yet)