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Old 02-26-2006, 06:58 PM   #11  
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What i did for mine was make a lesson plan for every lesson in the commercial pts and just put them in that order.
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Old 02-27-2006, 11:05 AM   #12  
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I got my binder pretty much organized, now I will start working on lesson plans.

From experience, is it better to have the in-depth information that applies to the lesson right with it, or is it more practical to have all the lessons in one section, which reference what topics to go to in another section of the binder that has all the information by subject? I know its a preference thing, but what works best? Thanks
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keep things close i would say.
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Old 02-27-2006, 04:24 PM   #14  
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[QUOTE=mistarose]Well I passed my Commercial Checkride, everything went great!

Congratulations! Good luck on the CFI I think aside from an airline interview its probably the hardest. Probably even than an airline interview depending on what airline
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What do FBO's look for when hiring a flight instructor with 0 dual given?

I am 20 years old, a 255 hour Commercial Pilot will be done with my CFI right before summer starts. Anything I can do to improve the chances of a relatively young CFI such as myself getting a "summer only" CFI job?

They probebly will want me to guarantee I'll come back next summer atleast.

So what are they really looking for?
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What do FBO's look for when hiring a flight instructor with 0 dual given?

I am 20 years old, a 255 hour Commercial Pilot will be done with my CFI right before summer starts. Anything I can do to improve the chances of a relatively young CFI such as myself getting a "summer only" CFI job?

They probebly will want me to guarantee I'll come back next summer atleast.

So what are they really looking for?
Doing your CFI training where you would like to work often helps. I was offered my first job that way(turned it down only to return later). They know you and how well you did in your training and such.
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They will probably look for the same things that any other employer would. Dress and act accordingly, even at a backwater FBO. There may be a formal interview or it may be quick and informal. If they really need CFI's they might just hire you instantly, no questions asked.

You can expect to teach a lesson (on something substantial like aerodynamics). They might let you pick the lesson, so have a good technical lesson ready to go. The interviewer may play the role of a problem student: "stupid student", "gods gift to aviation", "Know it All". "The CEO", etc.

You may also do a sim or airplane check. Obviously if you do a sim check it will be on IFR procedures.

Your lack of CFI time is mostly a good thing. It's good because you're not going to get hired by an airline in the next few weeks. The ideal new-hire CFI would come with 100 hours dual-given in my opinion....this person is already broken-in but has plenty of shelf life before the airlines call.
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