I started the CFI training right after that. I got both written tests out the way and i'm working on the lesson plans and all the required material associated with them.

Problem number one :

I try to devote as much time as I can, home self-studying, but I can only go to the flight school on Sundays. So far I have been doing ground school on the FOI (14 hours) only and then it will be onto the technical subjects. So it seems like it will take forever just to get through the ground portion of it.

Problem number two:

I'm far from being proficient in any of the required maneuvers for the CFI check ride so it will take me a bunch of hours to get ready.

So as you can imagine, it will take much longer and be considerably more expensive than average and I get it.

I have about 360 hours so I'm short 140 hours to get to that magic number, 500 hours, where everyone agrees that doors start to open.

Looking at what I have already spent so far, I will end up spending quite a bit for the CFI ticket.

So the question is :

Should I scrap the idea of the CFI and built time on my own dime and actually enjoy it until I get to 500 hours.

Or should I stick with it because entry level jobs at 500 hours are non existing ?

Fire away,

Any advice will be appreciated.