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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Flight Instructors Wanted!

Trident Aircraft is looking is looking for 2-3, and perhaps more, flight instructors for their Navy contract.

Yes… you could be teaching Navy pilots how to fly!

Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Trident conducts an abundance of primary flight training, and much of it is contracted to the Navy. Instructors working there have the ability to fly 60-80 hour a month—including being paid for the allotted ground time per lesson.

Imagine getting paid to fly six days a week building flight hours at the beach!

Their highest volume of students is from now until the end of the calendar year, and they are happy to have instructors for “2 months, 6 months, or indefinitely.” Since the Navy contract requires a high level of efficiency, they prefer instructors who have at least 50 hours of dual under their belt, but they are flexible if the right person knocks on their door.

If anyone is interested, please e-mail Katie your resume--, or call her at 251-948-3522.

Katie Christopher
Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
Trident Aircraft, Gulf Shores

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to build hours, or for anyone who wants to do some fun flying for awhile.

Do you know anyone who would like to fly?
Do you have any questions for Katie?

If you decide this is an opportunity for you, keep in touch. There will be many stories to share.

Enjoy the Journey!

~ Karlene


  1. Wow, what a great opportunity. Makes me wish I could do that! (p.s. I see you've broken through the 300 mark on blog followers. Congrats!!!!)

  2. That would be so much fun! I wish I could but flying is not in my future (at least not from the cock pit!). Thanks for sharing this excellent opportunity though. I have no doubt it will be perfect for many of your readers!

  3. This appeals as a great way to escape from the Cleveland winter!

  4. Well, since I think it 50-50 that I will be among the 6,000 people Cisco lays off in August, I might be calling! A flight instructor job won't pay the bills, but it would be better than collecting the dole.

    Problem is, having just got my CFI-A/I certs, I have only 5 hours of actual experience so far (1 instrument student). But I do have a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Think I might do?

  5. Thanks Linda! yes... breakthrough with my help from my twitter friends.

  6. Heather, can't you imagine working down there and the stories that we could write. Maybe flying will be in your future with a story. Thanks for the comment.

  7. D.B. I didn't know you were going to be a potential layoff. Keeping fingers crossed for you. So, this job may not pay the bills, but it will open the door for something soon. Keep me posted. Something good will come.

  8. Lynda, I think this is a great way to escape Cleveland winter.

  9. I am so happy to hear that even economic recession,they need pilot:)If I have license to become flight instructor,I would!!!I hope I can become instructor within 1.5years.
    Have a great night Karlene san!and thank you for sharing story.

  10. Jun, Get that instructors license and come over and teach! I'm sure they would love to have you!

  11. Great thread to come across ! I got my CFI and AGI ratings and also hold my multi and single commercial instrument. I will definitely like to hear more of this opportunity .. Regards, Niven

  12. Niven, make sure you let me know what happens. Good luck!


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