Full time Chicagoland CFI jobs?

frascaflyer

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Anybody know of any full time CFI jobs in the Chicago area? Looking to move back there, but want to make sure I can afford it. CFII is on its way, so by the time things trickle down I should have it (i.e., within the next two weeks).

Want to keep my options open as far as career paths go, so a place that had contacts with an entry level charter gig would be a plus, but not a necessity.

Thanks for all help!
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AlabamaMan!!

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What part of Chicago you looking at? I used to live there and know a place or two to look at.
 

frascaflyer

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Used to live on the north side, but I'm really just looking to get back in the area. I'll live anywhere - just looking for something that will pay enough to live off of and pay the bills. I have a lot of friends in the area, but no aviation contacts.

I'd imagine jobs would be at places like DPA, PWK, UGN...

Thanks,
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frascaflyer

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Thanks.... what's the skinny with 'em? Good place to work? Pay, amount of flying, etc... I'd like to keep busy if possible.

FF
 

LewisU_Pilot

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MED said:
Try LumanAir in ARR, they pay real good.

I started my training over at LumanAir. Great Mom and Pop company. I am actually going to head over there for my FOI written at the end of the week. If you want I can see if they are looking for CFIs? Hey Med do you remember the details on the pay?

www.lumanair.com
 

LewisU_Pilot

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MED said:
Oh my god, we're talking 10 years ago here, if my memory serves me right I was making $25/hr back then.


Do you remember Tom Brown, Joe dorghtey, Mike Anderson?
 

MED

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I remember all except Tom Brown, never had a pleasure knowing him. BTW, I'm a Lewis grad too.
 

Illini Pilot

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frascaflyer said:
Thanks.... what's the skinny with 'em? Good place to work? Pay, amount of flying, etc... I'd like to keep busy if possible.

FF

i considered starting there...seems like one of the best FBOs (busiest too), decent pay and i believe medical coverage after a couple months of employment. however, you start out working the desk for a while (i heard anywhere from a few weeks to a few months) before you start getting students
 

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MED said:
I remember all except Tom Brown, never had a pleasure knowing him. BTW, I'm a Lewis grad too.


I wonder if you were one of my CFI's What is your name? What year did you graduate lewis?
 

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LewisU_Pilot said:
I wonder if you were one of my CFI's What is your name? What year did you graduate lewis?

Sure I'll give my info here.
Check your PM.
 

PH8430

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I instructed at A&M Aviation at Clow (1C5) for a year. It's a tough place to work (You'll see what I mean.), but I got almost 1000 hours in a year of instructing. Brand new equipment mostly, lots of opportunities for students (in a rich part of the city) and just a fun area to fly in and out of. Pay is probably best in the area (close to $20 an hour for primary). It's all contract work, so you set your own schedule.
 

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Illininos Aviation Academy at DPA is a pretty good place to work. The owner, Bob, is a great guy and will help you out any way he can. I instructed there and learned to fly there 5 years ago or so when it was still a pretty small place and pretty new. Its now the biggest flight school on the field at DPA. Lots of good contacts there too. He has a deal with Skyway Airlines in MKE for some sort of preferential interviewing when they are hiring I think. 630-513-2224 is the number, Andrew is the chief pilot there now. I think the pay is average or better for the area and youll be able to fly 100 hrs a month is you want to. Hope this helps.

Avpro
 

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I knew Joe Dourgty (sp?) and Tom Brown from Auster, I worked for Auster, Tom hired me, where are those guys?

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