"I think pilots with a goal of making flight a career
should definitely at some point flight instruct."
June 2010, we met a high school student, Julia Bury, with dreams and aspirations of becoming a pilot. She was off to college!
August 2011, we celebrated Julia's first year at ERAU.
Now Julia is a Flight Instructor!
What does it feel like to be a flight instructor?
"I really enjoy it, and I am learning more and more in experience and knowledge every time I have an activity with a student. I also gain a different view as a student...since I am still doing my multi commercial add-on, it helps a lot to know both sides. I also appreciate the instructor position and all of my former instructors SO much more after seeing how challenging it can be sometimes as far as being patient, and trying to describe things in multiple ways to allow students to understand what you mean. I very much enjoy it, and it is different every activity/flight, and every student I have worked with. I definitely feel like it is already enhancing my flying ability and knowledge just from a few months. I think pilots with a goal of making flight a career should definitely at some point flight instruct."
Thank you Julia! And there we have it... flight instructing is more than just building flight hours, it's all about gaining the skills necessary for your aviation career.
Enjoy the Journey!