# Don't really know what to do from here...

Discussion in 'Hangar Flying' started by Holtzy3, Mar 8, 2014.

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1. Mar 12, 2014

### Holtzy3

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bad news first, my instructor canceled our flight for today saying the wind was too bad and he had another charter flight, we rescheduled for thursday.

great news, our A-hole partner just sent out an email saying he will be selling his share!!!

2. Mar 12, 2014

### D Hillberg

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All those instraments an ol Bell 47 & Brantlys have none of that fancy stuff, Lucky to have a trim string.

Keep the good news- A-holes arn't worth a fart.

3. Mar 14, 2014

### Holtzy3

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Welp... My instructor canceled on me AGAIN!

4. Mar 14, 2014

### WonderousMountain

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Cancel on your instructor, and give him a bad review on Angie's list.

5. Mar 14, 2014

### Holtzy3

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I do to think he would care, he would probably be on a charter flight less than 5 minutes later

6. Mar 14, 2014

### Brian Clayton

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Seems like in your area it would be easy to find another CFI. I feel very lucky to have found a CFI who is interested in me becoming a safe, competent pilot in a reasonable amount of time. Not someone just "building hours" or with another job that takes precedence. Unless he is in the air with another student or the weather is bad, he is available when I am. I had a opportunity to use a friends airplane for free, just pay for fuel and the cfi....but that cfi was never available. It would have saved me 120.00/hour from what I am paying now, but the savings are moot if you cant get it done.

7. Mar 14, 2014

### Holtzy3

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Actually there are no CFIs at my airport, the one I'm using now drives about 10 miles to my airport and he's the only one at that airport, there are 2 other airports within a 5 minute flight but they're on the other side of some hills and a small mountain (3800ft) so driving from there is at least a half hour drive. At those two airports, CFIs are a dime a dozen

8. Mar 14, 2014

### BBerson

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So why don't you fly to the nearby airport and meet an instructor?
I assume you have soloed.

9. Mar 14, 2014

### WonderousMountain

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Walk a mountain to get instruction,

May still find the 152 boring, but after the mountain you'll be happy to be sitting down!

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10. Mar 14, 2014

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Could you have one of the instructors fly to your airport at your cost and then go fly your 152 for instruction? If it costs 20 minutes of time at $120 / hr per lesson that would be an additional$40 each time. Make sure your lessons are long to minimize the extra fees.

11. Mar 14, 2014

### Brian Clayton

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You might be surprised. Just cause a CFI flies out of one of the other airports, doesnt mean he lives nearer there than your home airport. His commute might be closer to your airport. Besides, if instructing is his living, a 30 minute commute might not be a deal breaker anyway. Never know till you ask.....

12. Mar 14, 2014

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13. Mar 14, 2014

### Turd Ferguson

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Actually, CFI's are dime a dozen anywhere you go. Good flight instructor, now that's somewhat more difficult to find.

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14. Mar 14, 2014

### Brian Clayton

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Not to sound ugly about this...... But you dont owe the CFI you have been using anything. You are the paying customer, and he cannot provide service. No reason you should have to cater to his schedule if you dont want to. The hours you have logged with him are still valid, he cant take them from you. Just quit wasting time on him and move on to someone who is interested in teaching you, not just using your money/airplane to get hours. From the problems you describe, the problem is not you...its him.

Your problem is not unique to your situation. Between rental planes breaking and "busy" CFI's, a friend of mine ended up with over 100 hrs for his PPL. The last one just quit calling back when he really only needed his signoff for the checkride. He had to find another, fly the min 3 hrs and get the new CFI's signoff. Another friend has issues right at the finish up point too with a different CFI/state...Crazy....

15. Mar 29, 2014

### Holtzy3

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Yet another cancellation, we have a new buyer for the share of the airplane just awaiting confirmation, still haven't found a new instructor...

16. Sep 16, 2019

### Holtzy3

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Jeez, I was such a brat. Don’t know what my old CFI is doing these days but I’m sipping coffee at FL450 in a falcon so can’t complain anymore.

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### BJC

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There are some people (from my younger years - too late now) that I definitely owe an apology to.

BJC

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Very few at a young age can pull off their dream. Good for you. Lots of people have the same dream but don’t get there so don’t hold it against us. You just happen to be that one in a thousand. Most comments are for the other 999 that don’t make it.

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