Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

Welcome to Airline Pilot Forums - Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Join our community today and start interacting with existing members. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.


User Tag List

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-10-2008, 11:03 AM   #11  
Line Holder
 
pilotinsky's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jul 2007
Position: ATP-CFII-MEI-AGI-IGI
Posts: 61
Default

CFI becomes no fun after 1200 hr dual given in one year.....
I m thinkin about CFI early retirement.....
pilotinsky is offline  
Old 10-17-2008, 09:18 PM   #12  
Line Holder
 
Joined APC: Oct 2008
Posts: 29
Default

you seem to need to compliment on every post I have placed, what is your interest in me? Last one I saw included a discussion of Viagra that can only lead me to believe your interest in me is on that would definitely not be reciprocal!
Ja189 is offline  
Old 10-20-2008, 12:49 PM   #13  
Line Holder
 
cappelation's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Sep 2008
Position: CFII. MEI - C150 seatlocked.
Posts: 57
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ja189 View Post
"cattle hearders"

Who cares how you get it as long as you are 1) SAFE, 2) good at it, 3) and get return on investment!



Id like to see a return of investment in aviation plain and simple.
you could take your $50-150K of training money and invest that and get a return.

what you will get with your additional ratings is better pilot skills. bar none.
cappelation is offline  
Old 10-20-2008, 12:52 PM   #14  
Line Holder
 
cappelation's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Sep 2008
Position: CFII. MEI - C150 seatlocked.
Posts: 57
Default yeap

Quote:
Originally Posted by pilotinsky View Post
CFI becomes no fun after 1200 hr dual given in one year.....
I m thinkin about CFI early retirement.....
i agree it gets old, but could imagine being the pilot you are now a year later without having become a CFII, MEI?

it scares me to think there are pilots on RJs who didn't instruct.
cappelation is offline  
Old 10-21-2008, 10:30 AM   #15  
Gets Weekends Off
 
N0315's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Oct 2007
Position: CFII
Posts: 184
Default

I like American flyers so far. A little onorganized here, but they help a lot and seem to know what they are talking about.
N0315 is offline  
Old 11-03-2008, 04:22 AM   #16  
Line Holder
Thread Starter
 
Otto123's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Apr 2008
Posts: 31
Default

I have had a few instructors that have done the American Flyers route and seem to like it as well. The unfortunate part is that I started my flight training with American Flyers and an instructor who only had aspiration to be flying a GV like his daddy (as he would always say). So needless to say, I spent about $500 listening to his dreams of sitting left seat in a GV instead of flying myself. I know that all AF's aren't like that I am sure, but it was hard to start out that way.

With respect to the cattle hearders comment, again I know there are good schools out there that have plans in place to push instructors through and they seem to work just fine. Question is, as an instructor student, are you getting the most of that type of training and acquiring the necessary means to be a good teacher? I suppose I would be willing to pay the extra $1000-$1500 to go to one of the more nationally know schools (that is if I can bum the money off of one my dogs, lol), but is the knowledge base taken from it worth that much more?

One of the other issues I am running into is that there aren't many schools with instructors capable of teaching the CFI ticket in my area!? I'd hate to think that my only choice is to spend the extra money and not get what I need to out of my training simply because there aren't enough instructors locally that have 2 years in.

I have been offered the name of a former DPE that has gone back to only teaching CFI's and wonder if that might be the way to go?

Thanks for the advice in advance.
Otto123 is offline  
 
 
 

 
Post Reply
 



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CFI Help: Dealing With Know It Alls HoboPilot Flight Schools and Training 27 11-30-2008 07:57 PM
Furloughs! ChillBillPilot Major 32 10-09-2008 04:35 PM
Best CFI insurance and rates? MobiusOne Flight Schools and Training 3 09-09-2008 06:22 PM
CFI training chai rome Flight Schools and Training 8 09-04-2008 02:02 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:14 PM.