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Old 06-14-2009, 11:17 PM   #1  
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Default chicago area cfi jobs

anyone know anywhere that is hiring or have insight to operations(good/bad).
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:20 AM   #2  
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ive been told palwaukee flyers is one to stay away from. when the wx is bad, the owner has the students do "taxi practice", to burn up the hobbs.
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I have been looking for a Chicago CFI job for about 6 months, and despite applying to just about everywhere, I have not heard anything back. I have almost 200 hrs of dual given and CFI/CFII/MEI, but no one seems interested. If you ever find something, please let us know!

BTW, I second the Palwaukee Flyers comment.
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I work at a flight school out of MDW...I'll check to see if we're hiring for the summer. Also, I just had a buddy of mine just move up here from COS, and he landed a job in Waukegan (not really chicago, but chicagoland none the less) at Skill Aviation. If you dont have a car, you're pretty limited to a few airports, but there are quite a few flight schools in the area.
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Jelloy - I came across Skill Aviation a while ago. How is your friend liking it there? Are they kind of big on having previous experience in Diamond/glass cockpit airplanes? I have no Diamond time and next to no glass cockpit time, but it looks like it might be a decent place to work. Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:25 AM   #6  
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I tried over at DuPage at IAA and they are not really hiring either. There is a American Flyers also at DPA but I havent gone there. Also regarding PWK, Ive heard that they have been trying to Alienate GA for quite some time. No evidence to substantiate that... just what I've heard.
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there are flight schools at Chicago Executive (PWK) not sure if Palwaukee flyers is the same as Windy City flyers but I have friends that work there and love it. Theres a couple of flight schools at MDW but they are not very big operations (1-2 aircraft) then Dupage (DPA) has American Flyers and Illinois
Aviation not sure about either's hiring situation. Then there is Clow (1C5) A&M aviation, they're not hiring. Aurora (ARR) not sure but check it out. and Louis (JOT) Louis University is there with a flight program so they pull from they're students but you might want to check it out. [note: the last three airports area all an hour drive outside of downtown chicago in the west and southwest suburbs.]
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IlliniPilot - thanks for the list. Unfortunately, though, I have applied to all of those schools and none of them were hiring. At least my resume is with all of them. I thought I had an in at Windy City, but it didn't work out. I also have done some training/rental out of American Flyers and Illinois Aviation so I thought I might have an edge on other CFIs applying there, but apparently not. I just don't think anyone is hiring.
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:32 AM   #9  
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thanks for the input everyone. just checked out an airport in Lake in the Hills Airport (3CK) and they're not hiring either.
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My buddy who works at Skill had only about 400TT, and no previous Diamond or glass cockpit time at all...Toss your resume in!
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