Graduation Hours

Hello guys,

When you graduate with your commercial rating before becoming a CFI, how many hours do you have by then?

Also, how many hours does a CFI normally fly a week with their student?

Do hours that I fly by myself without instructing anyone count as well?

Sorry about all the questions.


You need 250hrs for your CPL so most pilots are around the 250 mark. At ATP the average instructor flies approx. 75hrs a month. At other flight schools it could be more, could be less. All your hours count towards your total time.

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As Adam said, around 250 hours.

All hours that you fly count, as log as you are either the pilot in command of the airplane, second in command or receiving instruction.

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