TheRaven Posted February 14, 2013 Report Share Posted February 14, 2013 Hi, I'm new to this forum, but thought if anyone could help me, it might be someone here! I've now had a total of 37 hours of dual instruction in the CTLS and still haven't soloed! Needless to say, it's very frustrating, and I'm on the verge of giving up. After all, I thought one of the main attractions of the sport pilot license was that it took fewer hours. I must be on pace for some kind of record, and obviously not a good one! My first instructor told me that the reason I wasn't soloing was that my landings weren't very consistent. For various reasons, I switched to a different instructor, and suddenly my landings became much more consistent. But then a whole host of other issues cropped up, mainly having to do with ADM and my failure to respond appropriately to simulated engine-outs. Which, I might mention, my previous instructor never had me do in 28 hours of instruction. That always seemed kind of weird to me, but since I was a new student, I figured the CFI knew best. I'll never make that mistake again! So I'm very frustrated with the flight school where I'm at now, and am thinking maybe a change of schools might help. My impression of my current school is that it's first and foremost a business, rather than a flight school, and as along as they have a steady stream of revenue, they don't really care what their success rate is. But I guess other than simply venting my frustration, my question here would be: is the CTLS a somewhat difficult plane for newbies to fly? What is the average time to solo? Thanks for any help. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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