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An Instructor shortage gov. say!!

Discussion in 'FAA News, Opinion and Articles' started by Richard Wyeroski, May 23, 2018.

  1. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    ...just like Guido said in 5 minute college, supply and demand!! I aced his final too!!
     
  3. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Instructors in the US unlike Europe were at the bottom of the aviation barrel. New pilots got their ratings and taught many students (reluctantly ) to get the 1500 hours they needed to qualify for that big airline job.

    Pay was low, sometimes less then that 15 dollar minimum wage number.
    But, the pilot did not have to rent a plane and he learned to fly at the expense of the student and made a little money too boot!
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    It has always been this way. Then they wonder why we have issues in the aviation committees. But, never fear, we'll just give Johnny a warning for violating a rule since he received piss poor instruction and passed his check from santS Claus!!!
     
  5. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Exactly the way it is! I have spent 4500 hours of my total time of 9000 flying hours giving dual instruction. I did the best I could with every student. I continue to this day still giving dual instruction the best I can!
     
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    ...and you, my friend, are the exception to the rule!! The best instructors are the ones who give a darn rather than "time building" just to sit on reserve for some regional line.
     
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    There are very few career instructors if there is such a thing. The stress of the job and pay is low and no one could afford to be an instructor full time.

    Europe uses their retired pilots to teach students over there. It is expensive and there is no other way!
     
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