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Old 07-30-2012, 10:29 AM   #21  
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Originally Posted by chrisreedrules View Post
Hopefully I can shake up something in a couple of weeks when I finish my CFI and the survey companies start hiring for the season.
No CFI huh? FYI, there are plenty of CFI jobs. CFI jobs are not drying up as you previously mentioned. Flight schools often prefer CFIs with low time. The reason behind that is not too difficult to figure out if you just think about it for a minute.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:40 AM   #22  
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There aren't any CFI jobs in my area (less than a 1.5 hour drive) that offer more than 50 to 60 hours a month (on a good month). I'm not opposed to working as a CFI (I actually think it could be a lot of fun), but if I'm willing to move for a job I'd rather it be in something I'd rather be doing. And a lot of CFI jobs around here want I/II/MEI and 500TT just like anything else.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:17 PM   #23  
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Originally Posted by SkyHigh View Post
In my experience if you are trying to get hired as an instructor at a part 141 school then it definitely helps to be a graduate from the same program. However one of the main differences in part 61 versus part 141 is that the main benefit of part 141 is to trim flight hours.

It takes more flight time to reach the experience level to get the commercial license. As a result the 141 graduate has to bridge that gap in flight time when looking for a job therefore 141 can be a disadvantage.


The school I work for will only hire CFI's trained under 141. This is due to lower requirements to train intial CFI's. If you trained and recieved your CFI part 141, you can instruct initial CFI's at 400 dual given and a 80% pass rate instead of the onld 200 dual given and holding your CFI for 2 years. This shave over a year off of me being able to instruct initial CFI's
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:48 PM   #24  
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Originally Posted by SkyHigh View Post

Buy the house instead.


The house is a good place to sit behind a computer and complain about the career you gave up on.

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