I’m concerned over how FEW hours I have flown since starting the program two weeks ago. My first week I was ready to jump in, and felt prepared for this “strict” program I had read so much about. A program that was so rigid you could not work full time and go to flight school. I left an 18 year career working for the government to follow this path. I have a master’s degree and have repeatedly graduated in the top of my class throughout undergrad and grad school. I’m not afraid of putting in the time and work necessary.
Well, my first week I flew less than three hours.
The second week came and I was assigned a new flight instructor. Although I was frustrated, I took it in stride and realized some things happen outside our control. Week two, I flew a little more than four hours.
Here I am in the middle of week three, having flown only two hours this week with another two scheduled for Friday. I’m frustrated to say the least. I presented this frustration to my CFI and no addl flights were added this week, and next week is stacked with flying four days (hopefully, none will be cancelled). My syllabus states I should have 20.7 hours done by the end of this week, and at best I will have 9!!!
Looking for advice on when do I bring this to the attention of admin…or do I sit and wait … and potentially get further behind? ATP advertises zero to commercial in nine months. At this rate, I will not even complete my private until December. I obviously am not looking to burn any bridges, but I cannot just sit back either.
Any advice is appreciated.