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02-01-2012, 08:06 PM
Any PHX Westwind Flight School CFIs out there? What's been going on with them lately? They seem to have fallen off the face of the Earth. No ads in flight training magazines for students or job postings for CFIs lately anywhere. Heard a rumor from a fellow CFI where I work that they were planning on selling the school to the highest bidder or closing up shop altogether. As a rule, I believe about 10% of what I hear and about 20% of what I read. Can a CFI out there shed some light on this? Are they still accepting students and/or hiring CFIs? Every other flight school in PHX seems to be doing so. Any info would be appreciated.
Zona Pilot 1830
02-02-2012, 12:58 PM
Their website says "currently accepting applications for CFI's". I sent mine in about 6 months ago and they responded saying they got it and will keep it on file, but I never heard back from them. I agree that it is strange that they aren't advertising anywhere. They used to be in all the aviation magazines advertising their Right Seat Direct program. Maybe they are getting ready to go under. Anyone out there have any info???
02-13-2012, 05:54 PM
They seem to be doing less flying. Instead of seeing 4-5 aircraft at a time, I only have seen around 2-3 on average. I don't work there, so I can't talk on their behalf. It seems they might have lost a contract?
Also seeing less of their "explorer" operations in the caravan. That is probably because of winter time though.
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