I am looking to leave my currant career in August and peruse a new on in aviation. I am planning on attending ATP, but was curious about the 9 month time line from zero flight time to CFI. I will be attending ATP full time and am planning on not working, that will leave us on just my wife’s salary. Having said that I will want to achieve my CFI as quickly as possible so that I can assist with the finances. My question is, is it possible to get there faster than the 9 months quoted? I realize that learning to fly is something you do not want to rush, but I am very motivated. I know weather is a factor, especially in Chicago where I am looking to attend, but I wanted to know if anyone has had an accelerated experienced.