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5th Aug 2019, 16:02
Replies: 41
Views: 17,366
Posted By blastcalvey

FI isn't a professional qualification.

After reading the many responses in the threads on instructor pay and prospects one can only draw the conclusion that instructing is not a recognised profession.

​​​​​Why, as put forward by some,...
23rd Jul 2019, 14:44
Replies: 41
Views: 17,366
Posted By blastcalvey

You summed it up. A waste of talent. To anyone...

You summed it up. A waste of talent. To anyone that can bear the reality please see my final post on the " the worst decision".
23rd Jul 2019, 14:28
Replies: 32
Views: 15,683
Posted By blastcalvey

Some excellent responses on this issue. The only...

Some excellent responses on this issue. The only thing I have to say is that it's not true that students can't afford a higher rate.

I noticed that 99% of students could easily afford another 40...
27th May 2019, 22:58
Replies: 32
Views: 15,683
Posted By blastcalvey

I'm glad you've managed to keep flying through...

I'm glad you've managed to keep flying through the very lean periods as you describe them. However to accept the rate you've been getting is a classic example of subsidising students and driving down...
6th May 2019, 00:50
Replies: 32
Views: 15,683
Posted By blastcalvey

I guess you went commercial? Question is, how do...

I guess you went commercial? Question is, how do you go commercial with no money?
6th May 2019, 00:44
Replies: 32
Views: 15,683
Posted By blastcalvey

What's that got to do with paying experienced...

What's that got to do with paying experienced instructors less than minimum wage?
6th May 2019, 00:42
Replies: 32
Views: 15,683
Posted By blastcalvey

And where exactly do you get the money to qualify...

And where exactly do you get the money to qualify as a commercial pilot? I had nothing when I started and I've had nothing since. An apprenticeship is fine if you can raise the money to get the...
3rd May 2019, 22:23
Replies: 32
Views: 15,683
Posted By blastcalvey

The worst decision.

Why spend time and money to get a rating that won't even earn you minimum wage or pay your national insurance contribution?

The industry will not pay what instructors need let alone what they're...
23rd Nov 2009, 15:33
Replies: 136
Views: 75,427
Posted By blastcalvey

Hurricane accident.Disorientation in the roll?

Interesting that no one has mentioned the rising ground ahead of the aircraft. This would have given the impression of the nose having dropped far more than was the case and may well have led to the...
Forum: North America
4th Jul 2007, 17:03
Replies: 1
Views: 912
Posted By blastcalvey

Reno

Regarding distances, unsure of the exact figure but I'd say the crowd line is a good 600mtr from the pass along the finishing straight. Its not possible to get out to the pylons without a press pass...
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