Good morning everyone, just giving an update. My last day of my job in the oilfield will be this Friday March 18th, then I will start instructing full time at a local flight school here in Lubbock, TX. I am very excited to get to work as a CFI. I have been instructing on the weekends but it will be nice to finally be full time!
Nice Kyle! Glad to hear it. You’ll start building those hours much quicker full time which means hitting 1500 hrs sooner! Keep us updated on how things go for you there.
That is great news and will certainly help you get to the airlines much faster. Please stay in touch as you get closer to that magic 1,500 hours.
That’s great! Glad you were able to find something full-time that works for you. While it probably doesn’t pay as much as your oilfield job, it’s the right move as it’ll get you to the airlines (and the benefits that come with seniority) that much faster.
This is exciting news, Kyle!
What is your total time and what equipment does the school use?
Thank you! I am excited to be able to use my instructor certificates. I will for sure keep you all updated on my progress getting towards my 1500 hours.
I am very excited! my total time is 276.3 right now and the flight school I am at uses 1960’s Cherokee’s ranging from the 140 to the 180. We have one 172, two 152’s, a Cirrus SR20 for TAA, and a Piper twin Comanche for multi-engine. All of the planes have 6 pack instruments but only one of the Cherokee 180’s has a G430 and one of the 152’s has a G430 as well.
That sounds like a nice variety. Hopefully you will get a decent amount of time in all of them.
All the experience that I had before the airlines was on steam gauges and 430s. It gets the job done and in my opinion learning on steam is better than learning on glass.
Wishing you the best of luck, Kyle! Congrats again on landing the job!
Be safe out there,
Mind if I ask what school? As someone in Wichita Falls, TX it’s been a pain trying to find a place to train In this area. I’ve finally found a great school in GLE and am on course to hopefully finish my PPL sooner rather than later.
Hey Anthony, sorry for the late response, I instruct at Hub City Aviation in Lubbock, TX.