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Re: Looking for a CFI - not that easy

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:38 pm
by HAPPYDAN
Half Fast wrote:The 2 week advertising probably assumes a youngster. Several people told me that once you're past your mid 30s the required hours will be close to your age. Roughly 40 hours for a 40 year old, 50 hours for a 50 year old,... Personal experience says that's a reasonable rough guess, barring other factors such as training gaps, CFI changes, aircraft changes, etc.

Probably some of the most accurate advice I've heard in a long time.

Re: Looking for a CFI - not that easy

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:55 am
by kbrown66
I got my SP certificate at 40 hrs...at 50 yrs old, starting with zero time. I could have done it with about 10 fewer hrs but flew while waiting for DPE availability. I had the written out of the way prior to starting flight training. I, like others, had to travel much further than I wanted to in order to find a CFI-S and an LSA to train in. I fully intended that I would only get Sport Pilot certificate, but after a year I got my PPL. However, I still seem to prefer the LSA flights. And, SP rules meet 95+ % of my flying needs. Now I'm working on getting my CFI-S...SIA and FOI taken/passed. Hope to take practical in the next couple months. Could use some CFI-S in the area (Houston).

Re: Looking for a CFI - not that easy

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:04 am
by joey4420
Not sure if you found an instructor or plane to train in, but thought I would let you know at Clinton County airport KI66 north of Cincinnati has an S_LSA they rent for $110 and hour and Flight Instructor is $25 an hour. This is according there website so prices may have changed.

http://www.gpeflightschool.org/

Re: Looking for a CFI - not that easy

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:11 pm
by WDD
joey4420 wrote:Not sure if you found an instructor or plane to train in, but thought I would let you know at Clinton County airport KI66 north of Cincinnati has an S_LSA they rent for $110 and hour and Flight Instructor is $25 an hour. This is according there website so prices may have changed.

http://www.gpeflightschool.org/


Thanks for the heads up! I actually did find an instructor here in Louisville willing to do the Sport Pilot curriculum. The downside is that it will all be done in a Cessna Skyhawk, and I'll have to go out of town to Lexington to find an LSA to solo, cross country, and check ride.

Appreciate the post though - Thanks!