Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:10 am
Been a Chief Flight Instructor in China, and in Canada. Put PPLs through their licences in Thailand.
8,000 hours or so logged instructing, but at 66 I tend to agree with Singh, it would be a struggle to go through all those exams, the expense, and the reviewing.
Depends on your age whether it is worth it or not.
I think of my own instructors at Exeter in 1973. Ex RAF, passing on their knowledge very effectively, but would they pass EASA exams now? Would they be bothered?
Last summer I was back on the job, had a few CPL students, one passed his flight test, job done.
A little seaplane flying, a long cross country flight in a Chipmunk. Some tailwheel instructing.
Do you need to know much of what is in the CPL exams to do this?
Over decades it becomes ingrained in one’s soul.
It’s better to spend the money on air fares and go and do your job where you are welcome to do your job, where your reputation is well founded.
4th December I did my one hour with an instructor here in a Cessna 152... Revalidate my SEP rating. I will do what is required to meet the regulations.
But then just before lockdown, a beautiful Sunday, I decide to go and do a few circuits... Not allowed, I would have to have a check flight with an instructor, and nobody was available.
Rules are rules regardless of “how many hours (I) say I have.”
I did 100 hours in Canada last summer, and I have spent my life teaching... Check pilot in the Tiger Club, teaching tailwheel and aerobatics in my own Condor Club...
So what now?
I deliver parcels for the Royal Mail at the moment.
But I have experience in CBT, I designed lessons for BAe and Swissair in their JAR Wings program.
I should share my knowledge online. I can still teach the World as I have taught the World, and maybe I can make a bit of flying money out of it.
If I survive Covid times, am still fit enough, I can go to Canada and do a bit of teaching there, go to Thailand...
Catching Covid and Long Term Covid may affect your Class 1 medical chances for the rest of your life, so be very careful.
Britain - EASA, rules are rules, but they preclude some people.
It’s not just here... In Vancouver there are Doctors and highly educated people driving buses and taxis, their degrees are not Canadian... All nations waste imported talent.
Wandering the World