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23 April 2010


Hi Stu,

Sometimes the biggest challenge is finding an instructor that will be around for you to finish your training. For example, I had two instructors get hired on by the airlines as I was trying to complete my instrument rating.

A good place to start looking for a dedicated flight instructor is to check with the National Association of Flight Instructors website: http://www.nafinet.org . Once you have a dedicated instructor, I think you will find that the nice airplanes will follow.

In my case, I finally found two instructors that do it because they love to teach - each has over 15000 hours just teaching and they are great. I train with one when I want to work on instrument or commercial exercises and the other when I want to practice with taildraggers and aerobatics. (I would give you their names but they are in the Houston area.)

I hope this helps.


Thankyou James,
I have decided to give Naples (NAC) a try. Firstly going to go and do my night qualification with them to see how things are there and will see after that.
I am starting to think more and more trainee pilots will look to going abroad for training with the VAT rise going to affect all schools and its going to end up hitting 200 pounds per hour which is just getting out of reach for most people.

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