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Wondering what schools the high time instructors(2000-5000 hours)are training...???

 

Are instructors with that kind of time(hours)instructing still or have a majority moved into full-time flying jobs...???

Send us some school names......THANKS

 

 

Rucker......

 

 

 

 

Couldnt help it.

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Waddaya mean, "moved on to full-time flying jobs"??!!

 

I went into a flying school with 7000 hrs, as a full-time instructor (did instructor rating at 2500 hrs, taught for 3 years but then changed jobs). Kept instructing until the last job change at 11,000 hrs 6 years ago, though not all of that time was instructing, we had a charter operation as well as a flying school.

 

In this country at least, instructing is a full-time job for people who want to teach, not just build up hours.

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Waddaya mean, "moved on to full-time flying jobs"??!!

 

I went into a flying school with 7000 hrs, as a full-time instructor (did instructor rating at 2500 hrs, taught for 3 years but then changed jobs). Kept instructing until the last job change at 11,000 hrs 6 years ago, though not all of that time was instructing, we had a charter operation as well as a flying school.

 

In this country at least, instructing is a full-time job for people who want to teach, not just build up hours.

 

What country?

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Wondering what schools the high time instructors(2000-5000 hours)are training...???

 

Are instructors with that kind of time(hours)instructing still or have a majority moved into full-time flying jobs...???

Send us some school names......THANKS

 

I just started my training with Chinook Helicopters in Abbotsford, BC. All the instructors are in the very high grands. I have dual citizenship so I went to Wa to check out the US scene and did 3 hours with a 300 hour instructor for comparison. My instructor Andy Roe at Chinook started flying in the 70's and has been instructing since the early 80's. There is no comparison. I have decided to go the Canadian route even though the instruction is near double the cost. I will probably do some hour building in the US once I am at the confident solo stage. In Canada the entry level jobs are often in the bush or up north for months at a time. The instructing jobs are coveted by the experienced pilots so they can be at home. Also the training industry is probably a tiny fraction of the US size. I think you have to have 450 hours PIC to become an instructor. On another note I have logged at least 60 hours on MSFlightSim and found it very helpful. Why not learn how to hover at home for free. A caution, read and study about helicopters, and take a few introductory lessons first, then the learning on FS is focused.

 

Cheers,

 

Eric

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I just started my training with Chinook Helicopters in Abbotsford, BC. All the instructors are in the very high grands. I have dual citizenship so I went to Wa to check out the US scene and did 3 hours with a 300 hour instructor for comparison. My instructor Andy Roe at Chinook started flying in the 70's and has been instructing since the early 80's. There is no comparison. I have decided to go the Canadian route even though the instruction is near double the cost. I will probably do some hour building in the US once I am at the confident solo stage. In Canada the entry level jobs are often in the bush or up north for months at a time. The instructing jobs are coveted by the experienced pilots so they can be at home. Also the training industry is probably a tiny fraction of the US size. I think you have to have 450 hours PIC to become an instructor. On another note I have logged at least 60 hours on MSFlightSim and found it very helpful. Why not learn how to hover at home for free. A caution, read and study about helicopters, and take a few introductory lessons first, then the learning on FS is focused.

 

Cheers,

 

Eric

 

In Canada it's 250 pic, and all the important stuff I've learned in the states, but that was after I got my License in Canada.

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Waddaya mean, "moved on to full-time flying jobs"??!!

 

I went into a flying school with 7000 hrs, as a full-time instructor (did instructor rating at 2500 hrs, taught for 3 years but then changed jobs). Kept instructing until the last job change at 11,000 hrs 6 years ago, though not all of that time was instructing, we had a charter operation as well as a flying school.

 

In this country at least, instructing is a full-time job for people who want to teach, not just build up hours.

At that experience level, what is the pay like? And are you getting into any health care, etc? Family dudes want to knoa...

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I just started my training with Chinook Helicopters in Abbotsford, BC. All the instructors are in the very high grands.

Cheers,

 

Eric

 

 

I Flew with Andy in the BH47 for an hour.. and learned alot about flying my comparitivly light helicopter. it was a blast.. already having my commercial in the R22 and coming up to visit another firend studing with Chinook it was a relief to see that not all flight schools are created equal.. chinook is a laid back and focused group and has great acess to some wonderful terrian.. and a great program..

 

RIGHT enough plugging the Canucks.. Eh..

 

High time instructors like andy have a wealth of information and its a great idea to seek them out either to be taught or just to talk to.. if they let you..

 

Have fun .. keep 'em turning!

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