Before I was a Flight Instrcutor I was a Goalkeeper Trainer; the reason I share this is because I have grown up with a passion for teaching and sharing information. I have a craving for teaching and that is shown through with my flight instruction.
I have trained through the American Airlines Cadet Academy and I was the first to finish the Academy in the San Diego location. This professionalism is shown through in my instruction to make you the sharp and safe pilot you and your loved ones natural inclination.
My favorite part of my job is giving somone a skill that they can take with them the rest of their life. Once you have a pilots license it will never expire. Thats a life full of adventure for you, your family, and your friends. Teaching such a niche field is somthing I definitely pride myself on and I cant wait to pass on the baton to you.
Helped me pass my IFR check ride after not receiving all the tools I needed from previous instructor!
The typical process is as follows :
1. We can either meet in person or talk over the phone to discuss the process of becoming a pilot, airport of desired training, discovery flight scheduled (if one has not been done before), and training expectations and goals.
2. We will have a discovery flight consisting of your first ever time flying an airplane!!! Thats right you will fly the very first flight!
3. Begin training (both ground and flight).
4. Liscense and Check-ride Preparation.
I currenltly have my CFI (Flight Instructor Airplane) and CFII (Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane) as well as over 200 hours of dual given (flight training given).
I charge 50 dollars per hour. (Flight and Ground Instrcution)
I started teaching for the American Airlines Cadet Academy that I did all of my training at.
I have primarily worked with Private Pilots looking to recieve their instrument rating; however I have also instructed students from hour 0 all the way through to their Private Pilots License.
My favorite events are the discovery flights. The first flight a students feels the airplanes wheels lift off of the pavement. It is an amazing experience to watch happen.
My best advice is to watch for teachers who are simply trying to time build for enough hours to head to the airlines. Look over the FAA requirments for the rating or license you are looking to recieve and make sure they are talked about often between you and your instructor. Also watch for instructors or schools who give low quotes to get you through the door. Most schools will base their price off of the FAA minimums of. 40 hours and not advise the student or client that the nations average time to a PPL is 65 flight hours.
Some questions to consider are as follows :
1. What are your end goals? Would you like to train towards a career or would you like to train just to fly your friends and family on vacations?
2. How often would you like to train per week?
3. When are you available to train?
4. How quickly are you looking to finish your training?
5. Which airport are you looking to train out of?