We have officially moved! Moving comes with stress, right? Right. The process of moving wasn’t all that stressful for us. We actually knew this was happening more than 2 weeks out and one of our most planned moves. The stressful part is finding a flight school! I’m ready to buckle down with training. We’ve given up on the idea of Jake completing my training; our schedules are just too different. I need to find someone with whom I can fly at least a couple times a week.
Finding a good instructor is hard! It shouldn’t be this hard. The first school that was recommended to me couldn’t get me even checked out on a weekend until April. That just wasn’t going to work. The next place took about 3 weeks. Still waiting on that lesson. Maybe it’ll turn out fine once I get paired with a CFII, but they said they are normally booked out 2 weeks in advance.
The next school I reached out to was very reasonably priced. I got to speak with the chief flight instructor and he seemed very understanding of my situation and willing to work with me. It took days of back and forth to track down a CFII to work with me though. When I spoke with him I had my doubts. He said he never made his flight lessons and just used ones already created. Fine, I know some CFIs are like that, but as someone who LOVES training and learning it doesn’t bode well to me. He also didn’t have a preferred one and told me to pick one, complete lesson one and its homework and then call to schedule a lesson. Really? He knows I already have 20 hours of instrument time. Shouldn’t we fly together and evaluate where I am then figure out the lessons? It just doesn’t seem personalized and I’m afraid of just going through the lessons 1 to whatever with no real thought to my strengths and weaknesses. So that is on pause.
I’m reaching out to two more schools, which then involves calling CFIs myself to talk with and check their schedule. It’s a lot of work! And a bit overwhelming to me. I keep telling myself if I do all this work now and find a good one, then I’m set for a while. I feel like it shouldn’t be this hard. Am I too picky? I just want to get my CFI so I can begin being part of the solution and not the problem.
Hopefully some good news will come soon!