I have reached a point in my career and my life where I would like to have a bit more flexibility in travel and recreation via general aviation.
I’d like to do some dual instruction with some of the high school and college kids I work with. Not the full menu of flight training as my primary work schedule is busy enough that I know I can’t serve a primary student the way they’d need me to. But that first 10 hours or so, that would be an enjoyable and productive use of my free time.
I like teaching. I like flying. And if I’m totally honest, the satisfaction I get from letting a teenager in the left seat take the controls beats anything I can do in the airplane for myself.
The idea of actually taking vacation time with my wife has nagged at me for a while now. While I don’t need King Air level performance, I wouldn’t mind having a bit of speed to work with. A…