Is that commercial certificate of yours looking for work? Do you have need to be called Sensei? Have you thought of obtaining a CFI certificate, giving back to aviation but maybe with little extra cash to put into your own flying budget?
Obtaining a Certificated Flight Instructor ticket is a definite highlight in one’s aviation field and could be an extremely rewarding experience. Becoming a flight instructor will increase your knowledge in various subject areas, elevate your level of flight proficiency and garner the respect of others.
I became a flight instructor at the age of 19 and for the past 43 years have been continually active in teaching others to fly. Private, commercial, instrument, multiengine CFI, CFII, ATP and MEIs. I have taught pilots how to fly complex, high performance airplanes, high altitude and tailwheel airplanes. Specialized in teaching digital flight decks. Turboprops, pure jets, international flight operations and air to air photo sessions were also on my list of teaching moments. With this experience and knowledge, I want to share it with you by making you the best flight instructor you can be right out of the gate!
I did my CFI training in Tulsa, Riverside airport now Jones Jr. I was lucky to have a truly knowledgeable ground instructor who made classroom sessions fun and my own flight sensei, Elmo Mauer, was the guy who taught my how to really fly an airplane. I can still hear Elmo constantly reminding me the world did not need any more “mediocre Instructors!”