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Old 02-16-2019, 07:21 PM   #1  
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I have been weighing the options of being a career flight instructor. My ultimate goal would be to do advanced training and be able to provide initial and recurrent training for owners. I understand Cirrus has the CSIP course. Any other recommended “advance” training that I should look into?Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
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You could fly for a 135 King Air/99/1900 outfit for a bit. Become an instructor pilot and then move into some more advanced stuff that way. You might find it rewarding to give instruction in an operation that has bigger planes. Very similar to GA CFI, but with a little bit of boost to the resume just Incase. I bet you could get to this role in 6 months or less if you explained your goals to the boss.
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You could fly for a 135 King Air/99/1900 outfit for a bit. Become an instructor pilot and then move into some more advanced stuff that way. You might find it rewarding to give instruction in an operation that has bigger planes. Very similar to GA CFI, but with a little bit of boost to the resume just Incase. I bet you could get to this role in 6 months or less if you explained your goals to the boss.
I thought "turbine CFI" is essentially what places like FSI and the like do, which doesn't really pay much better than piston CFI in the aggregate. Is this not the case?
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You could fly for a 135 King Air/99/1900 outfit for a bit. Become an instructor pilot and then move into some more advanced stuff that way. You might find it rewarding to give instruction in an operation that has bigger planes. Very similar to GA CFI, but with a little bit of boost to the resume just Incase. I bet you could get to this role in 6 months or less if you explained your goals to the boss.
I think Dynamic Aviation in Bridgewater is actively looking for this person.

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If you are good then people will offer you opportunities.
Couple of options:
Find a part time gig flying for an owner or with an owner in for expample: TBM series, Cirrus Jet, Eclipse Jet, King Air or similar fast and furious.
Now become an insurance company ‘approved’ instructor to do recurrent training in such airplanes.
Travel around the country offering your services at dayrate and expenses paid.
Owners usually need to do insurance company mandated yearly training.
Also an owner may he required to fly 50-100 hrs under supervision before being insured to fly single pilot.
From there get into Citation world.
The CJ3 type rating covers the -1/2/2+/3/4 and the Mustang series.
Fly seat support at sim centers like CAE or Simuflight and as safety pilot for new owners.
Lots of fun stuff out there.
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Thanks for all the feedback. Tired soul, that’s what my “dream” plan would be. Thanks!
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I thought "turbine CFI" is essentially what places like FSI and the like do, which doesn't really pay much better than piston CFI in the aggregate. Is this not the case?
I’d say yes and no... if you lost your medical and limited to a SIM, possibly the case. Going to a big 135 air ambulance or feeder freight, I’d think you’d have a better schedule and better pay over some9ne flying the line only. Add something like Check Airman and you’ll be over average I’d guess.
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