TP is not there anymore.d328pilot said:My Auburn experience was not so good. I felt that the people at the airport TP in particular were openly hostile to people that did their training elsewhere. I was told that my "complex" time would not count to rent their 172rg because my time was in a multi engine airplane and their requirements were for 10 hours of single engine complex time. After I got fed up with the bs and finally left, I was told that my career will not go anywhere unless i stay at auburn. so away I went.
All that being said, each experience is different. I just got a really crappy one.
hindsight2020 said:what's it looking like for outsiders?
For most university programs I've heard that if you're a product of the system then fresh CFI no dual given is no problem, but for outsiders the thing is getting ridiculous..circa 200 dual given and CFII just to be taken seriously. Don't know how true that is, anyone willing to shed some light around that apparent double standard?
Its really not as complicated as you make it out to be. All these schools like to hire from within. If your not a grad from the school, you need to go above the mins to be considered (in this case 200 hrs dual given seems to be the mins for outsiders). Also I imagine that if you are a grad of the program, the CFI's and chief pilot would know your flying/CFIing abilities already and know if you'll work in there system.hindsight2020 said:Y'all don't find that ridiculous though? And that's not PFT right? riiiiight....
I've been looking into the Auburn postings, as well as every other college CFI gig I've been able to sort through, and that has been the biggest discouragement (albeit the don't specify such quals in their job announcements). It's so ridiculous that at the end of the next academic year I could qualify to apply for an assistant professorship (in theory) position at these same departments, most of which will require me to excercise my CFI credentials on the line, commonly on a part-time basis, yet I can't get the time of day for an entry-level 20K (and less) CFI position?!? (in theory, I haven't applied). Maybe someone spiked my Kool-Aid but I can't figure out that math.