CFIs -- Need Suggestion

AnotherWife

New Member
My hubbie will be finishing up his CME at FSI by the end of the month and returning home (finally!!), and we want to get his instructor a thank you gift. His CFI is a really great guy and an awesome instructor, so we want it to be something special.

Suggestions??
 

mrivc211

Well-Known Member
Something not too expensive-and something that seemed like it too thinking to get.

If it was a gift for me?

Price ranges-

$25 Gift certificate to favorite restuarant/store

$50- Aviation related clothing. Polo/T-shirt

This is hard to think of. I give up!
 

TheWife

New Member
Really nice Airplane cuff links
Gift cert for a weekend spa getaway so he can get in some R&R
Giant giftbasket from Hickory Farms
Golf cert
Restuarant Cert
GPS
Framed American Flag


Well how much were you wanting to spend before I go on? LOL. You can always find some really nice stuff at redenvelope.com
 

EatSleepFly

Well-Known Member
I second the case of beer suggestion.


Gift certificates are always a good idea too. I recently volunteered my time to go rescue one of our VFR-only customers who got weathered 415nm away. For my efforts, he got me a $50 gift certificate to Sporty's, which I thought was very cool, and more than generous!
 

Acadia

Well-Known Member
My primary instructor at FSI worked her butt off to get me finished as fast as possible. I wish I could have done more or have been more creative, but I gave her an envelope with $100 in it. I figured given how tight the economics of instructing is a little extra cash is always welcomed. Come to think of it I did the same thing for the instructor who trained me for my private at an FBO prior to FSI.

I have received a few tips and gifts as an instructor. It is certainly not expected, but it is a nice surprise
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E_Dawg

Moderator
Has the CFI mentioned anything he / she likes during the course of training?

For my CFII after I got the instrument, I gave him a bottle of Stoli because that's what he liked. Which brings me to another point: you can't go wrong with beer
 

TheWife

New Member
When Corbin becomes an instructor [ QUOTE ]
you can't go wrong with beer

[/ QUOTE ] Please don't give him beer! LOL!
 

Baronman

Well-Known Member
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Now, what's your favorite beer

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Well, you don't want to shock his system. If he's been a starving CFI, something like Guiness might kill him!

Stay safe, go with Meister Brau or Schlitts.
 

MikeD

Administrator
Staff member
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Mustang Ranch I have heard of, but Chicken Ranch?

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Mustang Ranch closed a few years back. Too bad.
 

E_Dawg

Moderator
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Well, you don't want to shock his system. If he's been a starving CFI, something like Guiness might kill him!

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tonyw

Well-Known Member
A good case of say, Amstel or Heineken would be a nice touch. If you want to stay domestic, I like Sam.

That probably would be a step up from whatever he can afford on a CFI's income!
 

davetheflyer

New Member
You can't go wrong with ca$h! It's always the right size!


Some other gifts that I was given as a CFI were:

a bottle of wine
a button down shirt with airplanes on it
a variety of aviation books
Jepp chart accessories
dinner
 

stuckingfk

Well-Known Member
I did something different. I had a lesson to do (IFR x-country) so I decided to fly to my hometown and take him golfing at the golf course my dad runs. It was a good time and my mom made us a great dinner afterwards.

He enjoyed it and I know that he will help me with finding a job in the future. Be nice to your CFI, it may pay off!!
 

AnotherWife

New Member
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A good case of say, Amstel or Heineken would be a nice touch. If you want to stay domestic, I like Sam.

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Is there such thing as a bad case of Amstel or Heineken?


Seriously, though, I do love Amstel (not Amstel Light). I wonder if you can get it in Vero (I've never seen it here in Colorado).

And the golf outing sounds like it was awesome. What a great idea!
 
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