first paid flight

I’m currently doing what is called ‘Standardization’. This is what FlightSafety puts their new hire CFIs through to ensure that everyone teaches they way FlightSafety wants them to. It’s a few weeks long, and covers all aspects of my job as an instructor here.

Today I had a flight to ensure that my flying and teaching are up to par with what they’re looking for. This was my first time I ever flew an airplane, and got paid for it. Even though the flight itself wasn’t as good as I knew it could have been, it’s still a pretty good feeling. It has been a long time coming, but I’m finally getting paid to do what I love.