1-Week Accelerated CFII Training Timeline
As part of the first day of training, students will take their written and oral exam with inclusion of a 2-hour brief in preparation for their flight simulator training the following day.
On Day 2 of training, students will complete a 30-minute brief ahead of a 2-hour mission in the RedBird Simulator, practicing basic attitude instrument flying from the right seat, including maneuvers and unusual attitudes. For the remainder of Day 2, students will brief again for 30 minutes and take their first flight for 1.5 hours in which they will implement the movements they performed in the simulator with intercepting, tracking and partial panel.
In Day 3, students can expect a 30-minute brief and a 1.5-hour flight that will involve departure procedures, holds and arrival procedures. This is followed by another 30-minute brief and a 1.7-hour flight with the addition of approaches to finish out the day.
In Day 4, students will execute a 30-minute brief in addition to a 1.7-hour flight for more practice. The day is completed with a half-hour brief and 1.8-hour flight with distance measuring equipment (DME) Arcs.
On Day 5, if the student has satisfactorily completed the course, students will have their CFII evaluation flight with a separate AeroGuard flight instructor to ensure they’re ready for their checkride. This will consist of a 3-hour oral evaluation on their knowledge followed by a 1.8-hour flight to test their practical skills.
Day 6 is the checkride! Here, students will apply all they’ve learned with a DPE to earn their rating – all in under a week!