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Old 11-29-2016, 11:38 AM   #1
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Hello everyone!,

I never thought I'd say this but I want to get my CFI!

Job search is reaaally slow, and it could take one more week or 6 months, so the smart thing here is getting my CFI, keep learning, and keep adding hours. I'll chew ginger gum if I get dizzy again after so many maneuvers

I used the search function up there, and I read a lot about "the big ones (part141)" Transpac, USAA......and also American Flyers.

I'm looking, ideally, for a small part 61 place, where I can be surrounded by experienced guys, good weather, and good quality overall. Money is not an issue at this point. I'm not Jay-Z but I'd rather pay extra 2k if it's worth it, that's what I mean. I just wanna learn and get things done efficiently.

Any suggestions? I can move anywhere really, no preference at all.
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I might not recommend American Flyers for other ratings, but their CFI course was pretty cost-effective, with a good format. The quality could vary among their different school locations though, so I'd talk to someone with recent experience training at the location of interest.
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How much can one expect to pay for CFII/MEI?
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How much can one expect to pay for CFII/MEI?
Depends on region and where you want to go. A little research can easily answer this
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:40 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. It seems like American Flyers in Addison is actually a good option after all
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The Flying School in Loveland, CO does a two week CFI course and CFII add on for another few days. Rate is decent and I've heard good things from friends who have gone there.
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Hey guys, any suggestions on others flight schools that offer decent CFI CFII ?

I'm mostly looking for decent priced, good weather and accelerated learning (45-60 days to complete the two certificates).

Thank you !!
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Hey guys, any suggestions on others flight schools that offer decent CFI CFII ?

I'm mostly looking for decent priced, good weather and accelerated learning (45-60 days to complete the two certificates).

Thank you !!
See my post above. Three weeks should have you CFI and CFII.
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If you come work for us, we'll get you your CFII, MEI, SES for free!

The Warsaw Flying Club (located in northern Indiana) is looking for a passionate aviator to instruct our students/members. We are an active community of pilots (and wannabe pilots) who are looking for someone to fly our Cessna 152, 172's, Piper J3 Cub (on floats in the summer, wheels/skis in the winter), Seneca, Cirrus SR22, and Bellanca Super-Viking.

We are willing to pay $35k salary, plus overtime. Perks are that we'll get you your CFII, Multi-Engine rating, MEI, Seaplane rating, and will support and mentor you into being the best damn instructor you can be (if you aren't already).

What we expect: Work hard, play hard, love flying, love people, and be willing to stick around through December. You can expect to fly a minimum of 75 hours a month, and you'll have a blast doing it.

The Warsaw area is a great little community full of lakes, biking/running trails, bars/restaurants, and a large, young, professional population. We are a college town and are the orthopedic capital of the world. Both draw in a young engineering crowd with quite a bit of international flair, giving our community a unique flavor. You're gonna love this town, this club, and these airplanes!

Check us out on facebook at http://www.fb.com/WarsawFlyingClub and online at Warsaw Flying Club

Our apologies that the website isn't super up-to-date, but we've been flying so much it's hard to keep up with it.

PM me for more info, and share this with anyone who has a soul and wants to fly!

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That seems like a good gig.

I am very far away from getting my CFI, but I have done a lot of research on where I would want to get my ratings. CFI Acadamy north of Sacramento seemed like a good program. reasonable and seems like you could get them knocked out quickly. they do offer a place to stay for some cost, I think they just moved to a different building but might still have that option. The Multi time was also reasonable if you needed the 10 hrs or whatever was required. The reason I have them written down on my list, is the ground school they offer. Its upfront cost but its unlimited, I figured the CFI program would be good to have some extensive ground training. And if I remember correctly they have a grouped rating package.

I have not herd anything good or bad about them yet, aside from there reviews. If anyone does have input I would like to know as well!!
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