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Author: TwinDeltaTandem Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 606  
Subject: Training advice Date: 2/17/2002 9:24 AM
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I posted this on the "fool pilots" board, but with no responses. Maybe someone here might have some insight...

I'm a military pilot (which doesn't require me to have any FAA ratings), however...

I have a commercial single and multi, instrument rating. Sometime within the next year or so, between this assignment and my next assignment, I'd like to go to the American Flyers instructor course. This course offers a CFI, CFII, and MEI in about 30 days. It's about $2500.

http://www.americanflyers.net/about/career.asp

Any experience with these guys? I really like the idea of an intensive course like this--it seems to be much more inline with the military training philosophy than some of the other programs I've seen (besides, there's no way I'd crank these ratings out in my non-existent "free time"). It's also quick and fairly cheap. But I've never enrolled in a formal civilian training program before.

Thoughts?

TDT
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Author: Scheller Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 65 of 606
Subject: Re: Training advice Date: 2/17/2002 11:48 AM
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Bad Link or their server is down.

Mike

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Author: TwinDeltaTandem Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 66 of 606
Subject: Re: Training advice Date: 2/17/2002 11:50 AM
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Server's down. Strike one.

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Author: wzo Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 67 of 606
Subject: Re: Training advice Date: 2/17/2002 1:26 PM
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TDT
I use to be a backseater in the Phantom. While flying in the pit, I went on to earn my ratings to include Commercial, Instrument, Multi. Last summer when my boy was 16, I wanted to teach him to fly so I needed a CFI quick. I went to Shebly Aviation in Bullhead City Arizona - right on the Nevada border.

At Shebly, I earned a CFI in 8 days and then a CFII and an MEI in 2 days. I was gone from home a total of 11 days. The CFII/MEI was a combined ride. With your experience it will be a cake walk. I think the training was pretty good. I came back to Ohio and taught my son. I soloed him out in my Maule in 5.8 hours and sent him to his private check after just turning 17 with 40.4. He passed with flying colors. We are cranking out an instrument rating and commercial now. The goal is to get both of them on his 18th birthday.

I looked for Shebly's web site but can not find it. Give me a little time and I will find it and post it for you. Another great web site is http://www.thecfi.com/welcome.htm. This is a CFI web site that has a great discussion group on it. Let me know if this helps.

Best of Luck
WZO

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Author: TwinDeltaTandem Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 68 of 606
Subject: Re: Training advice Date: 2/17/2002 3:10 PM
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WZO,

Thanks for the poop!

TDT

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Author: TwinDeltaTandem Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 69 of 606
Subject: Re: Training advice Date: 2/17/2002 5:46 PM
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Maybe my link was bad...

https://www.americanflyers.net/

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Author: TwinDeltaTandem Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 148 of 606
Subject: Re: Training advice Date: 11/4/2003 8:46 PM
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Thanks a lot, WZO.

TDT

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