Expert Aussie FI advice most appreciated
G'day instructors, just had a few questions!
Context: Many years ago, the bloke who is now my husband was shattered to discover he was CVD when he got a medical. He was 16 and had done 30 hours of flying. He was told he could not be a commercial pilot, but has recently learnt that CVD is not an impediment to spending some long hard years getting his CPL and doing some cool stuff like flight instruction and working in GA (so long as it is in Aus airspace). He's a qualified plumber and hates every minute of it but he's very good teaching apprentices - he has always said his REAL dream is to teach people how to fly (once he actually learns how to do it himself of course!)
These are the questions I had for you experienced and knowledgeable folks:
1) Which state in Australia would present the best opportunities with regards to flight instruction work? We are going to WA next year for my work but we're originally from Victoria.
2) Do you think some time spent up north or elsewhere in GA is necessary to be a successful and/or competent flight instructor?
3) Where can a career in flight instruction lead to, if you're good? What are some of the best gigs going around?
4) He's 27 (he tells me this is old to start flying, given his 11 year hiatus) and as I said earlier, colour blind. Are there going to be any issues that come out of the woodwork because of these two factors, or is CASA's sweet little email as reassuring as it seems?
P.S. I'm terrified of flying, even in big jets! Don't know how you all do it.