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02-20-2011, 01:31 PM #101
AvmaviatoR who do you fly for? i see this is your first post. welcome!
02-20-2011, 04:46 PM #102Junior Member
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02-21-2011, 09:25 AM #103
How long did it take everyone to get their private Pilot's license? i'm frustrated it's been over 6 mos. and i haven't even solo'd yet.
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02-21-2011, 01:53 PM #104
Well I am only a few hours past soloing, and just getting into my cross country, and I started in the late summer. Its slow in the winter times, so when it gets warmer, I hope to plow through it in maybe 4 months, fund permitting,
02-22-2011, 02:17 AM #105
02-22-2011, 04:38 AM #106
I work at a flight simulator company, CAE, and also for Bombardier Aerospace. My job requires me to fly simulators on a daily basis doing tests on the software.
Sims I fly regularely:
soon: Global Vision
02-22-2011, 09:14 AM #107
02-23-2011, 01:00 AM #108
If you are only flying once a week, or once every two weeks, it wouldn't surprise me it's been 6 months. Schedule yourself to fly at least 3 times a week, and hope you get in two.
Are your instructors on the "catch and release" program? That is, how many have you gone through? Same one? Two? Three? More? Every instructor (in primary training anyway) is pretty much going to assume you know jack squat, and will burn up a good bit of time dis-wading themselves of that opinion. Change instructors once a month or so, and you've got a problem. THIS one you should take up with the school.
IF you HAVE had the same instructor the whole time, then maybe it's time for a change. Hell, can't be any worse than it is now.
02-23-2011, 01:05 AM #109Junior Member
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All I can say is stick with it! It can be frustrating before you solo because a lot of people plateau in their progress. But, when you solo, I guarantee you will get even more insterested/excited about flying all over again :-). I instructed for more then 4 years and had a lot of students, and what you are experiencing (balancing real life and your progress overall) is felt by every student at one point or another. I really was bored during the ground parts too, but I just grinded it out and kept thinking about my goals of getting my license(s). Maybe do one of these weekend ground schools where you get most of the book learning and your written out of the way in one shot.
Message me if you have any questions Or anything like that. Where are you flying out of?
I'm actually in your city for work tonight, Pit. I got a 24 hr overnight.
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02-23-2011, 01:40 AM #110
I am going to have to switch instructors for the second time within 8 hours of instruction between the two and it's getting old. I feel I am just waisting my hard earned high school job money. I want to finish before college, so I feel icant quit though. There are probably 6-8 students to just one plane, at the new flight school since the FBO changed. Not getting me closer to my s2000 either :/