Could someone tell me how long it approximately takes for a CFI to get his 135 minimum time(1200 tt..) these days?
I know it depends strongly on the school you are at, but an overview would be interesting.
Yeah, 1-2 years sounds about right. I started instructing full time this past March with 420TT, and should hit my 135 mins. by sometime in the spring (taking into account the nasty winter ahead). But like you said- it'll vary.
I started instructing in December of 2001with 345 hours, and hit 1200 in June of 2003. I was instructing in Seattle for the first year, then in Alaska for the next 6 months. I was only averaging around 30 hours a month the past 6 months though. Most of the spring was spent in Ground School.