View Full Version : What to look for in an instructor school

29th Sep 2009, 05:34
I'm currently training for a multi-engine command instrument rating at Archerfield in Brisbane, Australia.

Once I finish (around the end of the year) I'd like to continue with an instructor rating.

I'm now at the point where I would like to start looking into the various schools in the area (SE QLD, northern NSW) at their instructor rating courses.

Before I start making some initial calls, I want to create a list of things I should be looking for in a good course.

At this stage, my thoughts are:

Aircraft type (therefore cost)
Average time to complete course (have heard full time courses usually around 3 months)
Start dates
Average number of students per course
Potential for job at conclusion
Industry contacts the school/instructors have for future employment
Potential for charter work with the school
Total number of students/instructors at the school (indicator of job prospects)
General vibeIf anyone can add anything to this list, that would be great. The plan is to give some schools in the area a ring first to get initial information, then go and visit and talk to instructors, CFI, see the school etc.

Or if anyone recommends a school, let me know (by PM if you don't want to post publically).