This February, I completed my CFI and CFII (Certified Flight Instructor, and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument) training through Embry-Riddle’s Fast Track program. This is a program that students apply and interview for, and if accepted, complete their CFII training in an accelerated course with the guarantee of an interview to become an instructor for Riddle upon the completion of the program. Upon the completion of my training, I interviewed with the school, and was officially hired on as an instructor for Embry-Riddle Prescott! I can officially say that I am now being payed to fly as my first real job as a pilot, and extremely thrilled to be a part of the ERAU Flight Department. Since I am still a student, I now have the fine task of balancing 14 credits, flight team, and four students into my daily schedule. As a student instructor, we are limited to working part time, and work the night shift, (since we take classes during the day). I have finally adjusted to the long days of classes starting at 10am, and not finishing my day until around midnight. As long as my days may be, they are extremely rewarding, and I couldn’t be happier with where I stand in my career now.