Joined: Aug 23, 2005 Posts: 266 Location: On a course.... golf course
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:44 am Post subject:
Remember, though, that you can't just go out with somebody in a helo and start instructing - you need to operate under an air operator's certificate, usually with a school. At least that's how it is in Oz. _________________ My postings on this forum do not necessarily represent those of a person with a brain or even a modicum of intelligence. Sorry.
Joined: Feb 20, 2008 Posts: 1059 Location: New York
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:06 pm Post subject:
.......... No offense to anyone that trained that way but I'm not big on the idea of a private FI with a rented heli teaching students to fly ....................Logan
There is no difference between an FI that works at a school, and an independent FI that works for themselves on the field, (assuming for this discussion only, that they were taught at the same place).
As for an FI using a "rented" aircraft for training, is a whole different topic taking in regulatory, and insurance requirements. Let's stay with this one for now.
Many FIs choose to work independently and there is nothing wrong with the way they train, or the quality of their training. I have taken training at some point or another during my 30+ years of flying wth an "indy" FI.
Schools are simpler to work for, in that they have the aircraft, facilities, pay the bills, provide students etc. Don't sell short an independent instructor. They are the ones who don't have a permanent "roof" over their head.....for now!
Iv'e been oner for most of my teaching career!.
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Bell 47-206, Schweizer 300/500, Citation 525
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