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Old 07-01-2007, 08:58 AM   #11  
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I'm a new CFI/MEI working on my CFII looking for an employment in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Currently instructing in Arizona (wife was transfered to SEA). Any info leading to a job will be rewarded with lots of fermented, hop flavored, malt sugared, liquids!
Look into IFS, Initial Flight Screening. You contract to the government to train guys and gals that have received flight slots in the military but have no experience. Yes it's pretty redundant. You basically get them soloing then get a new group. However you'll also get guys that are pretty good already and don't require all the training. Best part is you get to max them on their budget. I made over $45k last year as a CFI doing it and lived out in the middle of nowhere where living expenses were low. Paid off some debt and student loans. Had a blast out there doing and usually when the military guys get a weekend off they are always looking to party like it's their last night on earth. It pays around $25 per hour for air/ground and pre/post instruction.

Edit** I also instructed around 1300hrs last year on top of my other flying. If you want to pick up some hours and experience quickly it's a great way to go.
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:55 AM   #12  
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Wings Aloft has had some cash flow issues in the last 8 months resulting in bounced paychecks and some vendors not wanting to work with them. (ask around the airport) Instructors were told to buy fuel with their personal credit cards and wait for reimbursement.
At one pilot meeting one of the chief instructors told the pilots what other schools in the area were hiring.

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Old 07-08-2007, 08:59 AM   #13  
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Stay away from Havery field (S43). I was there for a little over a year. You will hate working for the Harvey family after about 2 weeks.

If you have your 135 IFR mins, try Aeroflight out of BFI. I had a great time flying checks around the NW.
I worked for the Harvey family for a while and I didn't find it so bad but they do do things differently. Also, you may have an opportunity to fly jumpers in their 182s then upgrade to a the Caravan on the weekend. I had fun there. PM me if you have any questions.
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Old 07-08-2007, 05:01 PM   #14  
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I flew at Auburn Flight Service as in instructor which was a good place to work. Shawn Pratt is the Chief there. Know your technical stuff. His interview is like a ATP check ride.
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Stay the hell away from Wings. There are about 30 instructors there all competing for the same student. Do yourself a favor, head up to Everett, or hit up the Narrows. Both of those airports have good ILS's that you can use to teach with when the weather turns to pot here in a few months.

Diito on the Auburn. Auburn is so busy sometimes, I think it needs a Tower.
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Becareful about the schools that are doing the training of foreign pilots. Some schools are so desparate for CFIs that they are hiring from out of state and putting the CFIs up in rundown apartments that they share with their students.
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Stay away from Havery field (S43). I was there for a little over a year. You will hate working for the Harvey family after about 2 weeks.

If you have your 135 IFR mins, try Aeroflight out of BFI. I had a great time flying checks around the NW.
Second on Aeroflight. Was a great experience. Silver02ex when were you there?
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I noticed that Aeroflight is now Aeroflight Academy of Aviation. What's with that? Did they open a training portion of it in BFI???
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Oh, and IFS for the Air Force is done in Pueblo, CO now. It is the only place it is conducted.
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I noticed that Aeroflight is now Aeroflight Academy of Aviation. What's with that? Did they open a training portion of it in BFI???
I trained at Aeroflight (Private) before going to college to finish the rest. Great school and company but I think I was one of the last few students before they shut down the flight school. They said insurance rates were too high. This was back in 2003.

Too bad to, it was the cheapest (by far) school at KBFI with 152's renting for $59. They also had a huge rental fleet including 2 mooneys, a Cessna 140, several 172s and 152s, a dutchess, 172RG, and a cherokee 140. My instructor was great and I think she went on to fly cargo for them when they closed the flight school.

Anywho, I'd love to know if the flight school has opened up again. I'm sure any job with them would be great though as they are a 1st rate operation. I flew a 172 in there last september and saw many of the same staff that were there in 2003.
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