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Return to instructing? it's been a while......

Old 7th Dec 2018, 10:15
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Return to instructing? it's been a while......

Hi Team,

I have not instructed since 2003 and have recently left 'full time' aviation to persue other interests. I have all the tickets to teach ME/IR but of course these have lapsed. My total time is 5500 and I have extensive experience in Charter and Airlines. The reason I left my last job was due to fatigue/boredom/lifestyle blah blah blah ...................... however, instructing does still capture my imagination.

Do people return to instructing after big breaks? and more importantly, are training providers interested in 'my type'? ( I am 61) .

Any thoughts or opinions gratefully received.
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Old 7th Dec 2018, 10:39
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ME/IR instructors are currently rarer than rocking horse droppings so if you get revalidated you should have no trouble finding work.
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Old 7th Dec 2018, 12:13
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Wow! Thanks Whopity. That's encouraging to hear
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Old 7th Dec 2018, 12:20
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Whopity beat me to it. The answer is yes and yes! If you're interested in varied club instructing rather than "working" at a commercial training school (we don't do ME or IR) is Elstree anywhere near you?
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Old 7th Dec 2018, 12:32
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Whopity beat me to it. The answer is yes and yes! If you're interested in varied club instructing rather than "working" at a commercial training school (we don't do ME or IR) is Elstree anywhere near you?
Mmmm, that might be my problem ........ Cornwall at the moment
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Old 8th Dec 2018, 00:49
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SKYBORNE Flight Training

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Mmmm, that might be my problem ........ Cornwall at the moment
SKYBORNE - MEIR Instructors

New integrated flight school established at Gloucester Airport (Staverton). Need ME-IR instructors. You seem ideal.

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Old 18th Dec 2018, 12:16
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Yes, instructors do return after a long break, I did, and yes there is a shortage of instructors right now. It's very rewarding after retirement from a flying career, and gets you out of the house and far from the daily nagging of 'er indoors!
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 19:45
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Originally Posted by usedtofly View Post
Hi Team,

I have not instructed since 2003 and have recently left 'full time' aviation to persue other interests. I have all the tickets to teach ME/IR but of course these have lapsed. My total time is 5500 and I have extensive experience in Charter and Airlines. The reason I left my last job was due to fatigue/boredom/lifestyle blah blah blah ...................... however, instructing does still capture my imagination.

Do people return to instructing after big breaks? and more importantly, are training providers interested in 'my type'? ( I am 61) .

Any thoughts or opinions gratefully received.
Check this out.
https://www.l3cts.com/careers-at-L3C...iner-vacancies

If needed feel free to PM me.
Cheers.
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Old 19th Dec 2018, 06:01
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I'm pretty sure that those L3 adverts had an original closing date of end of November. Interesting that it is now end of January...... Mustn't have had many suitable applicants.
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 10:04
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Thanks again chaps
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 11:03
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Originally Posted by 3RDi View Post


SKYBORNE - MEIR Instructors

New integrated flight school established at Gloucester Airport (Staverton). Need ME-IR instructors. You seem ideal.

Rather ominous paragraph:

Finally, all FI's will be required to support the CFI in the conduct of Academy business at Gloucester and any other Academy satellite site and to conduct any other reasonable duties which may, from time to time, be given by the Head of Training (HT) or CFI.
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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 15:11
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See how much mileage there is in this school. The COO is the same person who was previously in charge of Airways Aviation and the reputation whilst under his tenure wasn't that good. From what I've heard I wouldn't wish to work for him.
Opening up a new (ish) (Previously Bliss Aviation) school in a cut throat business.

Shall watch with interest.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 09:05
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As for the revalidation, I would recommend Central Flight Training at Tatenhill.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 10:06
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As for the revalidation, I would recommend Central Flight Training at Tatenhill.
He has lapsed, so it's a renewal not a revalidation.

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Old 7th Feb 2019, 10:16
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He has lapsed, so it's a renewal not a revalidation.
As for the renewal, I would recommend Central Flight Training at Tatenhill.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 10:17
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Experienced pilots have a lot of wisdom they can pass on to students to make aviation safer, plus it is rewarding watching your students progress.
Good luck.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 09:39
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Hi, usedtofly,
My UK FI(A) exp in 06 last flight in 03 as FI in SE Asia. Just completed my
FI renewal and agree with some of the above especially what Whopity posted.
Not sure if they still looking but CAE had ads up for Kidlington
MEIR instructors etc. Best o luck,
Regard's,
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