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Old 06-10-2007, 04:38 PM
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I have a day job and obtained my private last year. I would love to fly about 10-20 hours a month, but ofcourse that isn't very possible moneywise. What are the chances that a flight school would hire me for part time work teaching if I get my inst, comm, multi, and CFI ratings there? I know there are alot of airlines hiring, so schools are having a harder time keeping CFI's around, but I don't want to work in the airlines because I don't want to be away from my family that much, I would love to just stay in GA and instruct. Will any school go for this?
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Old 06-10-2007, 04:51 PM
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I would think pretty good. Especially if they get to know you and know that you are motivated and want to teach. I don't think you would have a problem at all once you get your CFI.
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Old 06-10-2007, 04:53 PM
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I have a day job and obtained my private last year. I would love to fly about 10-20 hours a month, but ofcourse that isn't very possible moneywise. What are the chances that a flight school would hire me for part time work teaching if I get my inst, comm, multi, and CFI ratings there? I know there are alot of airlines hiring, so schools are having a harder time keeping CFI's around, but I don't want to work in the airlines because I don't want to be away from my family that much, I would love to just stay in GA and instruct. Will any school go for this?

I dont think you will have trouble getting a job at an FBO partime, pleanty if not most instructors just work part time. The big schools though might want more out of you. As someone that has been to and instructed at universities, flight academies and FBOs I would say an FBO is a much better place to work, you are more independent, higher hourly pay and no silly uniforms.
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:11 AM
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Excellent!! Thanks for the info. I love to fly, but I guess I'm lucky in that I don't have big shiny jet syndrome. I love the smaller airports, the smaller airplanes, and hometime with my family. And I will have a day job to make enough to feed my family, lol.
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I am in the same boat you are. I have a really good job and I'm not quite ready to leave it yet. I am instructing evenings and weekends and I am about to start ferrying aircraft on the side for a Cessna dealer. So there are options that will conform to your current situation.
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Squawk_5543 View Post
I am in the same boat you are. I have a really good job and I'm not quite ready to leave it yet. I am instructing evenings and weekends and I am about to start ferrying aircraft on the side for a Cessna dealer. So there are options that will conform to your current situation.
did you start off as a full time CFI, or did you let them know that you only wanted to work part time from the beginning? How is the ferrying job? It sounds like fun, just doing X-C trips by yourself!!
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I have done all my flight training around my job. Mostly evenings and weekend training. I went from instrument to CFI/II/MEI like this and it has been hard to say the least. I am a project manager and I stay very busy at work so the flight training was a challenge. I will be transitioning to full time flying soon...but why not keep making good money for a bit and pay off a few extra bills.
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