CFII and MEI Combination Course

Note: If you do not have 15 hours PIC required to qualify for an MEI checkride, you definitely should consider our CFII plus MEI combo course. Instead of renting a multi-engine airplane to meet the MEI course pre-requisites, you can use this same 10 hours towards your CFII flight training.

CFII and MEI combination

CFII and MEI combo

This way you can better use the 10 hours multi-engine rental time (instead of just flying around), and save on renting a single engine for your CFII separately.

Airplane Rental cost comparison

The CFII course is 10 hours of SE airplane rental and the cost is $1100

The MEI course is 7 hours of ME airplane rental and the cost is $1750 (the pre-requisites is 10 hours ME PIC)

So, the total cost is $2850. The additional 10 hours of ME rental for time-building (special rate for CFI course students) is $250/hour, which is a total of $2500. This brings the total cost of CFII + MEI + 10 ME PIC to $5350.

The ground school and instruction time etc remain the same in any case, so we are not worrying about it here for this discussion.

Now, if someone were to get their CFII and MEI combo with CFI Academy, this would be the total cost:

Total 17 hours of ME airplane rental (for both CFII and MEI training) $4250

Plus 2 additional hours of flight instruction $100

Total cost of CFII + MEI + ME PIC time aircraft rental = $4350.


  • There is a savings of $1000 in airplane rental costs if someone does their CFII, MEI and the 10 hour ME PIC together as a combination course with us.
  • You obtain better value for the multi-engine time, and use the time to learn and practice instrument maneuvers and procedures in a multi-engine airplane.
  • At the end, you will be much more proficient in the multi-engine compared to if you were to do the courses individually.
  • Many DPEs will subsidize the cost of the checkride, i.e. your CFII and MEI checkride will be all in one checkride, so instead of paying for 2 separate checkrides, you just pay for enhanced one. Possibility of saving another $200 here.

If this is something you’d want to consider, and have any questions, or require more information, you should contact us right away.

Post Date: December 13, 2009


  • Moses says:

    May I have a price quote for CFII and MEI for I don’t enough time for twin pic for mei.

  • NAM says:

    if DPE allows, can he or she give me an CFII, MEI simultaneously in a same day?

    • Prince Singh says:

      Technically, it will be 2 checkrides, with 2 separate IACRA applications, but yes, both can be done the same day. Our DPE allows it.

  • David says:

    Who can I contact to get something scheduled.

  • Brandon Counts says:

    Can you confirm the CFII & MEI combined prices? I have 2 hours PIC in MEL.

  • A Whittall says:

    I just spoke to you about the CFII/MEI combo. I am planning to take the CFII as my initial, followed by MEI. At the moment, I only have an ATP-MEL for the FAA.
    Could you send a quote time/$$$ for this if I’m unable to process an SEL add-on beforehand.
    I’m a current EASA CFI, CFII & MEI.
    Many thanks.

  • Ka says:

    I have my initial CFI and i am looking for my AMEL and MEI. do you any combination course for AMEL/MEI?
    Thank you

  • Jack graham says:

    Hello there, Jack Graham is here from Portland OR. I have CFI ASEL + Commercial AMEL with 1.6hr PIC with PA-23-160. I am looking to get CFII and MEI training at the same time. What is the total cost I am looking at here assuming I don’t have the 15 hours ME PIC for the checkride ? and the total time i need to spare for this training ? What is the DPE’s fee for the checkride ? Is it 2 separate checkride or just 1 checkride ? I am thinking to get the training around 2. or 3 th week of February. what are your availabilities for CFII MEI double training ? Thank you for the answer

  • Larry Buchanan says:

    I have a commercial multi Engine instrument with 768 TT hrs and 84 Multi. I am working on a IPC right now.

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