Well, it's been an eventful couple of days - that's for sure. Silver State Helicopters (Noah's school and future employer) suddenly and abruptly closed its doors due to financial troubles that it had been hiding, leaving thousands of students and instructors (including us) out in the cold, as well as leaving us with some restructuring to do for our lives. Somewhat of an Enron situation :(
We're leaning heavily at this time toward finishing Noah's training in Chandler, AZ, which means most likely spending the next year teaching there, as well.
Here's a link to the new school we're considering. It has lots of perks - including an in house administrator to do all the FAA tests, so there's no waiting around or traveling to be able to take your exams. They hire an even greater percentage of their graduates than Silver State did, and the weather there makes it ideal as a CFI since there are hardly any days you can't fly (and since CFI's are paid hourly this is a great thing)... The CFI's build hours really quickly, too, and that's the best thing that can happen, since hours is basically the only thing that makes your resume.
10 months ago