Posted by: Brian | January 12, 2012

Instrument & Commercial Ratings – Here I Come…

So, one year after receiving my Private Pilot Certificate, I am about to embark on another adventure – an Instrument Rating, followed closely by my Commercial Rating.  My ultimate goal is to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) within the next two years.  The beauty about all of this (besides being able to fly a lot)?  Getting most of it paid for using my Post 9-11 GI Bill.  🙂

The downside to using my GI Bill for training is that there are currently only about five schools here in Maryland certified through the VA for reimbursement.  Unfortunately, the school I used to obtain my Private is not currently among them (Freeway Aviation in Bowie, MD).  As such, I’ll be using the Navy Annapolis Flying Club (www.nafcflying.org) at Lee Airport (KANP) to continue my training.  From what I hear and have read, it sounds like a good place to continue my training!  If anyone out there has any experience (especially flight training) using NAFC, I’d love to hear it.

I hope to have my first lesson within the next few weeks (have to wade through the bureaucratic red tape of the VA before I can begin).  Keep an eye out for my first Instrument lesson!

~Brian

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  1. Instrument training was my favorite! Everyone says it’s the most challenging, but I had never felt like a more confident and skilled pilot! My commercial is done now, ready to go for the CFI! Good luck with everything!


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