May 2017 Issue

The CFI Rating: Getting It, Using It

The flying part of the CFI rating is secondary; what’s important is learning how to teach. ASA, Gleim and King schools are top choices for prep materials.

We’ve been following the debate over the existence of a pilot shortage with some interest. We think that one piece of evidence has shoved the needle to the “Yep, there is one” side of the scale so definitively that the debate is over: Flight schools are actively recruiting flight instructors and paying them a living wage. In some cases flight schools are also offering hiring bonuses.

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