Sport Pilot CFI

Paul Hamilton is one of the first persons to become a DPE (Designated Pilot Examiner) for sport pilots. As a full-time author and sport pilot expert, he writes books and produces DVD's for Aviation Supplies and Academics (ASA). Now Paul has graciously agreed to answer your questions here. Thanks Paul! For more information about Paul, please visit www.Paul-Hamilton.com and www.Sport-Pilot-Training.com.

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Re: Sport Pilot CFI

Postby drseti » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:05 pm

FlyingForFun wrote:When I started, we charged $5 per hour. I'm sure you remember those days Paul.


Except, if you're old enough to have charged that, you're too old to remember. :(
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Re: Sport Pilot CFI

Postby FlyingForFun » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:06 pm

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Re: Sport Pilot CFI

Postby drseti » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:08 pm

FlyingForFun wrote:Or the employer charges whatever and pays the instructor a salary or hourly rate that could be different than what the student pays for the instructor.


True fact. I openly admit to withholding 10% of what the student pays, for overhead. The instructor gets the remaining 90%.
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Re: Sport Pilot CFI

Postby FastEddieB » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:40 pm

I remember Executive Carriers at Opa Locka offering C150's for $9.90/hr wet if you bought a 10 hour block.

I think.

Or I may have just dreamt that.

NOW GET OFF MY LAWN!!!
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Re: Sport Pilot CFI

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Re: Sport Pilot CFI

Postby drseti » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:10 pm

FlyingForFun wrote:When I started as a student in 1962, the Tri-Champ 7FC


Why, you're just a young kid. Mine was a 7AC Champ, in 1961. And it was a buck less. (You paid extra for that nosewheel.)
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Re: Sport Pilot CFI

Postby deltafox » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:52 am

Ahhhhhh, you guys make me feel young! 7AC out of Slatington, PA in '67. I loved to take the door off on a warm summer morning and watch the traffic pass me traveling on Rt309. Learned how to hand prop it by myself. ( I was young and foolish.)
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Re: Sport Pilot CFI

Postby jafra98 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:25 pm

I have about 5 hours in a C-162 and about 3 hours in a Cub. Can you finish the Sport Pilot CFI in one week if you do the training full time??? Right now I'm right seat proficient......
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Re: Sport Pilot CFI

Postby drseti » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:31 pm

deltafox wrote:( I was young and foolish.)


As opposed to now (old and foolish)? :wink:
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Re: Sport Pilot CFI

Postby drseti » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:37 pm

jafra98 wrote: Right now I'm right seat proficient......


I presume that, in the Cub, you're front seat proficient? :wink:

Can you finish the Sport Pilot CFI in one week if you do the training full time???


Assuming you've already passed your FOI and Aeronautics writtens, that's completely practical. Unless you have lots of tailwheel experience, you'd do best taking your checkride in something with a nosewheel. You don't say what your flying or teaching background might be. The CFI practical is more about teaching than it is about flying.
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Re: Sport Pilot CFI

Postby Alabassa » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:31 am

Hello, my name is Claudio, I live in Rome Italy, I'm a pilot and fly with my light aircraft, sorry because I speak little English, I hope to learn more words here, in april 2014 I will came in Miami and Tampa where I hope of change the my licenze Italian PPL in FAA. If you have advice I will be thankful.
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