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CO Pilotguy
04-02-2015, 11:08 AM
Need some help-
Just finished up my CFII. Finding it hard to find a job teaching in Denver.
I switched schools in between commercial and CFI, and am now realizing how difficult the loyalty issue is when trying to get hired. At least around here, if you didn't go through their program, you don't get hired.

Could use some guidance on where some good places to go would be in either FL, AZ, or TX. Hopefully do three or four months somewhere, and then return to CO with a few hundred dual given.
Open to just about any low time jobs anyone knows about as well.

All guidance appreciated.


PRS Guitars
04-02-2015, 11:54 AM
Have you finished your CFI? Was it at APA? I was a CFI there 15 years ago. There are some pretty good flying clubs there that probably pay well. Unfortunately, I'm out of touch and the place I instructed is out of business.

I did just look at Doss in Pueblo for you. It says they want 1 to 2 years experience, but you might be able to sell them on yourself. It's teaching Introductory Flight Screening (IFS) to Air Force Luitenants. I used to teach the old program back in the late 90's, and trust me, they are the most motivated students you will ever teach (there pilot slot is literally on the line). They will study everything you tell them to and more. I actually ended up joining the AF myself and the students were pretty helpful in that regard. Feel free to PM me.

CO Pilotguy
04-02-2015, 12:41 PM
Hey PRS-
It was a APA, really enjoyed flying there.
I'll give them a shout. Thanks for the heads-up.


Cubdriver
04-02-2015, 01:27 PM
You have my sympathies, CO. It's such a slow trek for most up the aviation ladder the first few hundred hours, especially on the ad hoc route of Part 61. There's so much competition out there, flying is so cost prohibitive, seems like all you can do to get a couple steps farther along. You wonder how you'll ever accomplish a thousand hours of logbook time at this rate. It can be done though. It always has. Do what you must to pay the bills in other ways, make the rounds in the flying community, start with a fresh attitude every day, go easy on yourself if you do not reach the moon by next year. I started flying in 2003 and earned not a dime until five years had passed, and how slow the flight hours went went early on. It was slow like that for many years. An hour here, an hour there, all of it earned by the minute. Only recently have I found a job I can do for a reasonable living and the flight hours hardly matter any more. Funny that. I think it was worth it, but I made sure the journey was worthwhile too. Don't get caught up in the final goal while your life ticks away.

JamesNoBrakes
04-02-2015, 03:14 PM
cub driver has it right, don't rush it, you might have to get a non-flying job before you get a flying job. Lots of us had to do that, I did.

dl773
04-02-2015, 03:18 PM
If you want a CFI job right now and that can practically guarantee you 1500 hours in two years, just PM me. Flight school with contract with multiple chinese airlines who is desperate for CFIs. If you stick around longer than 3-4 months they will probably pay for your MEI.

Penguin1
04-03-2015, 03:39 AM
I've heard Great Lakes can hire at 500 hours to sit in on their single pilot and part 91 stuff. Not sure of the details, though.

kingsnake2
04-03-2015, 05:31 AM
US Aviation Academy is always hiring (http://www.usaviationacademy.com/careers). We are a busy school in north Texas. If you PM me I'll give you our recruiter's contact details.

prwest
04-05-2015, 04:42 PM
US Aviation Academy is always hiring (http://www.usaviationacademy.com/careers). We are a busy school in north Texas. If you PM me I'll give you our recruiter's contact details.

Does the school put wet CFIs right into training zero time students or is there some time to work yourself into it?

I was thinking about building a few hours dual given at a part 61 school before jumping straight into the Chinese contract schools.

UFFL
04-05-2015, 07:28 PM
Need some help-
Just finished up my CFII. Finding it hard to find a job teaching in Denver.
I switched schools in between commercial and CFI, and am now realizing how difficult the loyalty issue is when trying to get hired. At least around here, if you didn't go through their program, you don't get hired.

Could use some guidance on where some good places to go would be in either FL, AZ, or TX. Hopefully do three or four months somewhere, and then return to CO with a few hundred dual given.
Open to just about any low time jobs anyone knows about as well.

All guidance appreciated.

I instructed at TransPac in Phoenix for 6 months. All Chinese contract students and they did hire new CFIs. I liked the fact that I didn't have to go out and find students (like you would in part 61 instructing) they were assigned to me. I'll be honest it isn't an easy job for a variety of reasons but I don't regret working there.

Where ever you decide to go I would suggest instructing at a school with foreign contract students since they usually have a steady stream of students for you to instruct. Yea the language barrier is tough at first but they get better at English and you actually get better at understanding them too. Plus I found that most of them are actually pretty motivated too.

kingsnake2
04-06-2015, 05:57 AM
Does the school put wet CFIs right into training zero time students or is there some time to work yourself into it?

I was thinking about building a few hours dual given at a part 61 school before jumping straight into the Chinese contract schools.
There is stans class as well as observations. I can put you in touch with the recruiter though for more detailed info.

pilotnicco
04-06-2015, 04:48 PM
Texas State Technical College in Waco, TX is hiring also. An up and coming flight school, that trains excellent pilots.

wmarti31
04-08-2015, 05:12 PM
Need some help-
Just finished up my CFII. Finding it hard to find a job teaching in Denver.
I switched schools in between commercial and CFI, and am now realizing how difficult the loyalty issue is when trying to get hired. At least around here, if you didn't go through their program, you don't get hired.

Could use some guidance on where some good places to go would be in either FL, AZ, or TX. Hopefully do three or four months somewhere, and then return to CO with a few hundred dual given.
Open to just about any low time jobs anyone knows about as well.

All guidance appreciated.


CO,

Check your PM. Sent you some about a club in CO that is looking for some CFIs.



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