RaymondKHessel Posted February 5, 2010 Report Share Posted February 5, 2010 I\'m finishing my commercial and have been hearing that getting a job as a CFI is almost impossible right now because of the economy. Our school had 8 instructors and laid off 2 high-time ones then didn\'t replace them, which was bad for some of the CFIs that had just graduated but din\'t have jobs yet. My instructor was noe of them and now I am flying with a guy who I think only has about 250 hours but didn\'t ahve any other students. When I asked the owner if I should wait to finish and maybe put off doing my CFII until the market got better, she said that wasn\'t a good idea, but that I need to be able to move literally anywhere. She said there is a pilot shortage in India. When I finish I just need to take a written test to convert my FAA license to an India license. They need instructors over there, and she thought that was my best chance for getting a job. The chief pilot said the same exact thing and told me they would be hiring soon so it\'s better to finish as soon as possible because timing is everything. The owner tells me that I really need to have my CFII done, but I am getting skeptical. I\'ve seen on the forums about how the pilot shortage from retiring military pilots is BS. Is this more of the same? I asked some other students and a CFI who graduated a while ago and didn\'t get a job for over a year, and they said she told them the same thing. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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