Podcast Episode 3 – Can a CFI Make a Living?

Many pilots see flight instruction as a way to build enough time and experience to be able to achieve an ATP rating and get hired by the scheduled airlines. But what if a pilot simply wants to teach? Is it possible to make a viable living as a full-time flight instructor? Derek and David answer that question in episode 3 of Flying With a Purpose.

Derek later talks about how he became a career CFI and why he has chosen that over simply becoming an airline pilot.

If you want to see videos of David’s personal flight training experience, subscribe to the YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/flightreview. And if you would like to send us a question to potentially be answered on the show, send us an email to podcast@flightreview.tv.

Podcast Episode 2 – Ratings, Add-ons, and the FAA Airman Certification Standards

In this episode, Derek and David discuss the complexities surrounding different ratings and add-ons, especially when it comes to single- versus multi-engine ratings. The whole thing is enough to leave you scratching your head, and it feels a little bit “inside baseball”. In fact, I make a reference to that in the episode. It’s a really interesting conversation, and it shows just how complex getting new ratings and certificates can be.

Later, we talk a bit about the differences between the older PTS and the newer ACS that replaced it. We also discuss how the ACS helps pilots manage risk and execute better aeronautical decision making.

If you want to see videos of David’s personal flight training experience, subscribe to the YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/flightreview. And if you would like to send us a question to potentially be answered on the show, send us an email to podcast@flightreview.tv.

Podcast Episode 0 – Pilot

Welcome to the first episode, the “pilot” episode, of Flying With a Purpose. In this episode, Derek and David discuss the goal of the show and the various approaches to training student pilots. We discuss the culture of Melbourne Flight Training, and how that influences the flight training experience. During recording, another student at Melbourne Flight Training passes his CFI check ride, and will start working as an instructor at the school.

If you want to see videos of David’s personal flight training experience, subscribe to the YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/flightreview. And if you would like to send us a question to potentially be answered on the show, send us an email to podcast@flightreview.tv.