What happens when your a Captain at a regional and you get a low time FO sitting next to you. Its pretty much flight instructing is it not? Just stick out the flight instructing it does get better, it just take 200 hr of dual given to feel comfortable. Plus flight instructing will make you sharp for that first job.
Cop out, plain and simple. Nobody ever wants to instruct. I'll hire an instructor any day over someone who just waited for a time-building gig.
I agree. I think we all felt unfit at certain points in the beginning. Please consider becoming a member of the Nat'l Association of Flight Instructors. I recall that much of the great teaching habits I developed were aided by articles in their Mentor magazine. I also developed a lot of teaching skills from more seasoned CFIs I worked along side.For me, I actually enjoy teaching. I think that when someone likes what they do, they do it better. Good for hurdlinmasta if he knows that he is not good at instructing. But....hurdlinmasta, you might consider giving yourself time to develop your own teaching style. 400 hours tt is very green. If nothing else, it will help prepare your decision making skills needed to become PIC on that dream job.
GIA is a big can of worms. Put that money towards hookers or beer before you pay for a job. Ask a poster around here PCL_128 and he'll fill you in. He himself regrets having gone through the program.Nvm, i did some research, and GSA seems like a horrible choice.
"Way better at just flying the plane???" You're a 400 hour pilot. You're not "way better" at anything!!!