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GuppyPuppy
09-25-2018, 12:31 PM
I have a friend who is at a 141 school now, but the pace is overwhelmingly slow. She begs to be put on the schedule to no avail.

She is considering leaving her 141 school to do her CFI at American Flyers (30-day program).

Anyone have any recent experience with them? If she gets her CFI at AF, what is the likelihood of working there as a CFI? What is the pay and how many hours could she expect per month?

Thanks,

GP


FlyingDawgg
09-25-2018, 05:37 PM
AmericanLyers

I'm not one for talking bad and being that negative nancy on forums but I dodged a bullet not going there.

TurboWill
09-25-2018, 06:21 PM
American Flyers is wonderful. I went tot the Addison location for CFI training. They one of the best in the business.


dbdevkc
09-26-2018, 03:14 AM
There are a whole bunch of quick turn CFI programs out there. Some specifically state that they will take you on as a CFI after (if?) you make it through. Some offer discounts if you sign on to work for them for X months or instructing hours.

I think the quality and efficiency of AF depends on the location and who happens to be doing the scheduling. Some locations sound fine, others not so much.

GuppyPuppy
09-29-2018, 08:42 AM
Well, she signed up for AF in hopes of getting her CFI/II.

Will let y'all know how it goes.

Gup

Tippy
09-29-2018, 09:45 PM
I did AF at KADS and worked well for me. You get out of it what you put into it. The harder you work and more you push them the faster it will go. I did the same 30 day course and had both tickets in hand at day 35.

sar1
10-23-2018, 10:57 PM
Well, she signed up for AF in hopes of getting her CFI/II.

Will let y'all know how it goes.

Gup


How'd it go? I'm debating AF, at either Addison or Pompano Beach for the 30 day CFI/CFII.

GuppyPuppy
10-24-2018, 09:44 AM
How'd it go? I'm debating AF, at either Addison or Pompano Beach for the 30 day CFI/CFII.

Starting soon.

Will let you know in about a month.

GP

kingsnake2
10-24-2018, 12:03 PM
Starting soon.

Will let you know in about a month.

GP

Give US Aviation a call if you're looking for a job after you're done!

theonlyski
10-25-2018, 04:10 PM
How'd it go? I'm debating AF, at either Addison or Pompano Beach for the 30 day CFI/CFII.

I did the PMP program a year ago, it was a LOT of work, but Patrick was an amazing instructor. As someone above said, you get out what you put into it. If you just go drink or do whatever after class every day, you're going to not be as successful as someone who's burning the free sim time, chair flying or practicing with your fellow students.

That being said, I'm not a big fan of the new pricing, it would be a tough pill for me to swallow at the new rate, but if you have GI Bill, it pays a good amount of it.

sar1
10-25-2018, 10:27 PM
I did the PMP program a year ago, it was a LOT of work, but Patrick was an amazing instructor. As someone above said, you get out what you put into it. If you just go drink or do whatever after class every day, you're going to not be as successful as someone who's burning the free sim time, chair flying or practicing with your fellow students.

That being said, I'm not a big fan of the new pricing, it would be a tough pill for me to swallow at the new rate, but if you have GI Bill, it pays a good amount of it.


Appreciate the insight, thats about what I expected. I have some reserve GI bill to eat up, $4400 or so is what I have left, which is why I was looking at the program, because the $6900 plus 2x$900 checkrides and hotels add up pretty quick. Also considering Florida Flyers 2 week CFI program, $5900, but local to me up here in Jax so no hotel, then aim for CFII later on.

sirberger
12-21-2018, 07:21 AM
So the new program that is 30 days long is CFI and CFII? Is Patrick still down at the Pompano location?

sirberger
12-21-2018, 07:22 AM
Starting soon.

Will let you know in about a month.

GP

How was your experience?

N7SP
12-25-2018, 06:20 AM
How was your experience?

I did the CFI Academy in Pompano, 30 days program. It pretty much consists of learning how to create Lesson Plans and proper teaching. Everyone’s end up sharing the internet ones... so the course is actually helpful for the teaching experience. 30 days is a pain!!! And at the end, every examiner has its own way of conducting the checkride, mine asked me tonteach only one lesson plan! So, bear in mind the CFI program teach you how to teach, not to pass checkrides.
About getting a job offer, they advertise if you do the program you get a job offer... that being said, make sure they know you’re doing the program to work there, as many do. Because of that “marketing policy” American Flyers has so many Instructors and the average hours monthly are only 50 to 70.

N7SP
12-25-2018, 06:22 AM
So the new program that is 30 days long is CFI and CFII? Is Patrick still down at the Pompano location?
CFI first two weeks, then Instrument last 2 weeks.
Patrick is still there!

Dscshooter
04-22-2019, 04:51 PM
Silly question but do you get weekends off during the 30 cfi academy?

DontLookDown
04-23-2019, 03:39 AM
Silly question but do you get weekends off during the 30 cfi academy?

Nope, you’ll still be scheduled for ground school, flights or both