I read somewhere that pilots cannot be independent contractor as per the IRS. I that some pilots do ferry flying and instruct on the side, but if a pilot works for a school such as ATP, they cannot be considered independent contractors. Since contractors determine their own schedule and ATP obviously has a curriculum to be followed (understandably so), it can’t technically be considered a contractor job. Can anyone better inform me on how it works? I just don’t want to be “in the wrong” when filing taxes when I instruct.