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Old 01-18-2006, 04:04 PM   #1  
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I'm a CFI/II now and looking at flight schools ect to work at. Do any of you know of places that offer competitive pay and benifits?
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:19 PM   #2  
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I'm a CFI/II now and looking at flight schools ect to work at. Do any of you know of places that offer competitive pay and benifits?
Are you still in Waco?
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Old 01-18-2006, 06:31 PM   #3  
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Oh, Flight schools. I though you just wanted a great place to work. I didn't think you were limiting yourself to flying jobs. I was going to say, the playboy mansion. Now that's a great place to work!
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I'm a CFI/II now and looking at flight schools ect to work at. Do any of you know of places that offer competitive pay and benifits?
“Competitive pay and benefits” doesn’t usually mix well with flight instructing. I guess that’s why so few make it a career.

Anyway if that is a big concern I guess you should start looking at some of the colleges that are out there. However they usually hire you as a lab tech or part time for the simple reason to avoid that line “Competitive pay and benefits”. The schedule can be pretty good, but as a result you won’t fly as much. At least you should get a steady paycheck regardless of how many students you have (this how it worked at the community college I went to).

There are some good flight schools out there, but my impression is that most guys pick a job that is “close to home” so that they can “do their time” ASAP and move on!

So I if you are looking to build some time and acquire some experience, and not a career choice, I have a few pointers.
· Visit the flight school on your “own time” and check it out, talk to the guys that work there.
· Find out if they take care of their airplanes and their customers (the students)
· If you can find a place that recruits (students) for you, it allows you to focus on what you are supposed to.

Anyway good luck with that
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Old 01-19-2006, 03:05 PM   #5  
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Well I had found a couple universities that offered benefits and such. I'll go anywhere if the job is good. I'm actually talking to a guy in Uganda to work there. Looks very interesting. I'm not in Waco anymore. I've found a local guy wanting to pick someone up so I might just fly for him till something better comes along.

TSTC in waco blows. They pay sub standard and don't give benefits so I won't be gonig there. In december I flew 200hrs for a guy in houston doing Radio Relay for helicopter companies. However that's overwith now so I'm back to looking at whats up.
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They pay sub standard and don't give benefits so I won't be gonig there.
I guess all things change. Years ago they paid a decent wage, served up motivated students on a silver platter, paid medical and dental, paid retirement, vacation, etc. The CFI's were full time state employees, it was SWEET deal!
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Old 01-19-2006, 05:37 PM   #7  
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Well now it's considered a part time job and they don't pay much. I think starting is 14.75ish. Which I know several places that pay around $16 starting.
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