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Is there a demand for CFI's anywhere?

lancair1

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Does anyone know of areas that are in need of CFI's or other low time pilots?
 

navigator72

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atlantic flyer

Do a search for the Atlantic flyer online and search for the classifieds, there are lots of CFI jobs listed.
 

Joseph II

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I can assure you, don't come to Denver, CO! I work for Jeppesen (the pilot graveyard) and in my cubicle row we have 14 pilots, of which 1/2 are CFI's (me included). I know of at least 15 CFI's who work here who are looking for any kind of work. This is just in our company. My co-worker who is lucky enough to instruct part time said they get at least one Resume a day and their school has way to many instructors already.

What does everyone think about the bay area in SO CAL?

JOE KFTG
 

navigator72

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I fly for a small company in the Northeast (not as an instructor) We have 7 planes and 7 CFI's. I guess we aren't hiring either......
 

CRJFlyer

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I always push for my old flight school...Bill Law Aviation in Rochster NY....Especially in the summer, there is alot of time to be had....alot of planes (nothing brand new but they all have wings) and the pay is 18 an hour flight and ground.....really laid back and you make your own schedule..no uniform or dress code and no chief flight indtructor on your back....basically you are your own man/women....a ton of fun especially because you get your own students (I had atleast 5 before I even had my final right off for my cfi back in 2000) class c airport with buffalo and syracuse 60+ miles away....i don't know if they are hiring, but all ya have to do is call and say your a cfi and you probably could get a job...its the type of place where you write your name down in the schedule book, hang out by the phone and airport and gather students....great place...Back in the summer of 2000 i was bringing in $600 a week...

billlawaviation.com should still work
 

HU-16

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Just what I wanted to hear, I'm working on my CFI. How are things looking in Phoenix? Or if all else fails back home in Minnesota? I'm not even gonna bother looking here in Florida!
 

AZaviator

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Phoenix seems to be bone dry for CFI job openings. I don't know of any schools hiring. Every once in a while, I'll see a CFI job opening for Glendale Aviation at the Glendale Airport, but other than that, nothing.

I'm not sure if you'd want to instruct here in the summertime anyways. It was 110 degrees today.......again.

Good luck to all.:cool:
 

HU-16

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I prefer summer in AZ over Florida. I lived in Tempe for a year and I really miss it. I may move back and whore myself out until I find something flying.
 

captjim

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HU-16 said:
I prefer summer in AZ over Florida. I lived in Tempe for a year and I really miss it. I may move back and whore myself out until I find something flying.

My God, if you lived in Tempe no wounder you want to go back! Hell I visited there twice and I want to go back!:D Good luck getting there.
 

lancair1

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no problem!

So:
Denver- no
FL-nope
AZ- no

New England area- Maybe

Any other opinions?
 

navigator72

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New England maybe..... but having IFR weather for the last week doens't help
in the last 8 days......1/2 hour of flightitime.
 

Pilotadjuster

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cfi hiring

Utah-no
 

na265

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At one time in my life, I worked as a CFI in Lubbock, Tx. The FBO is Lubbock Aero. Lubbock my not be your first choice of places to live, but, it will grow on you. It's a big College town and has people with some money. I worked 6 days/wk and made my own schedule. Made ok money also. The people are friendly, the ground is flat, but, at least there aren't any trees to block your view!
 

AZaviator

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Speaking of Lubbock, I remember about a month ago, seeing a few CFI job openings in Lubbock, and the Midland/Odessa, TX area.

I think your best bet might be looking into flight schools in smaller towns, that aren't flooded with CFIs. Just a guess. The big metropolitan areas seem to be flooded with CFIs these days.
 

na265

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I was only thinking of LBB; Midland or Amarillo are also good possibilities. When I was in LBB, there was always someone flying something somewhere who would let you ride along. Just be sure and log it as dual recieved.
 

canadflyau

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Nashville Area- NO CFI work to be found

One of the larger schools laughed and said they had about half the students now compared to pre 9/11, and twice the number of flight instructors.
 

MEI96

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Try the SF Bay Area

I know of some flight schools in the San Francisco Bay area that are still hiring CFI’s. The pay kind of sucks but at least you get some flying time. They are mostly small FBO’s in the area the one big flight school Sierra Academy is not doing too well they laid-off some flight instructors, I was lucky I still have my job there. But many instructors after getting the pink slip got instructing jobs elsewhere in the bay area and some went as far as Hawaii to get flight instructor jobs I heard they are doing pretty good there. Some FBO’s require little or no time as an instructor and others require at least a CFI-I and 500 hours instruction given. But at least they are still hiring.
 
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