learning2fly wrote:I know at this point I have definitely caused damage to my record and name
learning2fly wrote:Hello Pilots,
I am currently a 22 year old CFI who passed PPL first time, IFR rating second time, Commercial Pilots License first time and CFI-A first time. After being signed off for CFII, I have busted that check ride twice. I know at this point I have definitely caused damage to my record and name but I would like an honest opinion from people in the industry on if its worth it to me to continue to instruct and go to the airlines or I probably will have issues finding a job.
CFII- Busted twice once on the ground for DPE saying (I was vague but right) second time on the flight for full scale glideslope deflection after failing to descent to glide slope interception altitude which was seriously in nervousness for an approach I flew 20+ times. This has been a lifelong dream and these checkride fails are not a representation of me.
Advice Would be appreciated!
e38 wrote:learning2fly wrote:I know at this point I have definitely caused damage to my record and name
learning2fly, no, I don't think this has caused damage to your record and name; almost everyone busts a checkride during a career in aviation.
The most important thing is to be honest about it during an interview. Don't place the blame on the examiner; accept responsibility, and tell the interviewer what you learned from this experience and how it can help you improve as a pilot.
When you state, "This has been a lifelong dream."
Are you talking about becoming an airline pilot or earning your CFII?
If it is becoming an airline pilot, airlines do not require candidates to possess either a CFI or CFII. If this is your career goal, perhaps consider continuing your work as a CFI and at the appropriate time, move on to the regionals and/or majors.
If it earning your CFII, talk to your instructor, figure out what the deficiencies were, and then get back up and press on! Your prior ratings (PPL, Instrument, CFI) indicate you have the skills to earn the CFII; you've just had a momentary blow to your confidence.
You'll be fine. You can do this.
Busyboy2 wrote:Don't worry about that. Youll be fine. I've failed rides and now fly for a major US airline. Its like failing a class at university. Not the end of the world. Lick your wounds and move on. Attitude is more important at Airlines.
learning2fly wrote:Busyboy2 wrote:Don't worry about that. Youll be fine. I've failed rides and now fly for a major US airline. Its like failing a class at university. Not the end of the world. Lick your wounds and move on. Attitude is more important at Airlines.
I definitely do not want to give up. Is it hard to get hired with 3 GA busts at the majors?
learning2fly wrote:I have heard majors only hire with one failure or max 2. I have three.
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