Do career CFIs achieve a better student success rate than those who are teaching primarily for the purpose of building time so they can go on to a job with the airlines?asked by airsteve172 2 years 23 weeks agoThe SAFE conference in ATL two months ago would seem to confirm your assertion. A local DPE stated that he flunked 11% of his applicants, they were all Part 61 and all were older students with younger instructors. OF the 5 instructors I have had the best were career CFI's even though not full time. Career instructors have experience, experience and maturity working for them and for you The Canadians have a tiered system so that new instructors work under the supervision of more experienced instructors, it would be of interest to see their graduation, accident and retention rates. Most importantly, you're the customer, it's your money, be informed.