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Part Time Flight Instructor?

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I work a 9-3 job. Weekends off and great holidays.  I love flying and have a passion for it.  Not keen on changing careers but sharing my passion with others through teaching (flight instructing).

I'm in Toronto, Canada.  Is part time instructing possible? Spending loads of cash, it will take a while to get a ROI. But it's possible, right?


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  1. Gary Moore on Dec 25, 2012

    Part time instructing is totally possible – I’ve been doing it for years – but I seriously doubt that I’m seeing any positive ROI from it 🙂

    I do it because I enjoy it……

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  2. Pete Kemble on Dec 27, 2012

    I’m instructing part time on the weekends / evenings / mornings. In the summer I average about 10 hours a week, and in the winter, I’m lucky to get 3 or 4. The summer can get a bit busy if you let your students run your schedule, but it’s doable. ROI?! LOL! I just did some really quick and dirty math and it will take about 11.5 years for me at my current rate to make back the money I spent from private through CFI-A (I’m not even counting the MEI, II, or multi-time building I’ve done since). I’ll just wait for that high-paying job as a regional FO to finally get that return!

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