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Old 07-02-2019, 10:51 AM   #1  
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Sorry if this post has been made before, but I'm looking for the most up to date information. I'm a CFI with around 100 dual given considering moving to the Seattle area. If I do ill be staying with family near BFI. I'm looking at applying for Galvin and Rainier. Any idea how many hours a CFI would expect to fly in a year? Are there any other schools that I should consider without having to drive an hour?
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Sorry if this post has been made before, but I'm looking for the most up to date information. I'm a CFI with around 100 dual given considering moving to the Seattle area. If I do ill be staying with family near BFI. I'm looking at applying for Galvin and Rainier. Any idea how many hours a CFI would expect to fly in a year? Are there any other schools that I should consider without having to drive an hour?
Rush hour in Seattle it may take you an hour to get from BFI to SEA, which are like 4.8 nautical miles apart. If that’s your criteria, you are basically stuck with schools at BFI or Renton.

If you would care to expand that, ATP has flight schools at TIW and PAE, and there are a number of schools even closer in RNT. The RNT commute from BFI would be less than an hour typically. Don’t know if they are hiring but pro flight is well thought of...
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Sorry if this post has been made before, but I'm looking for the most up to date information. I'm a CFI with around 100 dual given considering moving to the Seattle area. If I do ill be staying with family near BFI. I'm looking at applying for Galvin and Rainier. Any idea how many hours a CFI would expect to fly in a year? Are there any other schools that I should consider without having to drive an hour?
As mentioned above, if you're limiting yourself to an hour commute and remaining with family near Boeing, you're limiting yourself to BFI and RNT. Getting back and forth between those two fields isn't a big deal, even during rush hour, once you know some of the shortcuts outside of I-5. I commute to both from West Seattle and even during rush hour, it's 15-20 to BFI and 30-35 to RNT.

I know some instructors at both Galvin and Rainier that are flying ~90 + hours a month. That will drop some around November. However, if you're a CFII, your schedule will remain two blocked for months on end. Galvin and Rainier aren't the only schools at those two fields, but they're the largest.

PM me if you have any specific questions.
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