I just passed my Instrument written and CFII written, but is the IGI worth taking? I'm planning on taking it and wanted to hear what you guys had to say.....
Its nice also because you don't have to keep any paper work (no records) for written sign offs. Gold seal, and idk its just one more thing to put on the resumeI hate to be different from everybody else... but I really don't see the point in taking it unless one of three things: 1) you don't plan on actually getting your CFII 2) If you are getting your CFII you plan on letting it lapse at the first possible chance 3) You have some obsession with being a gold seal instructor
Unless you fit into one of those groups having your IGI doesn't really help but to waste 80-90 bucks. CFII gives you the credentials to sign off instrument students. And, honestly, having an IGI really doesn't give you a whole lot to add to a resume.
Agreed. And, what does IDK mean? It was in the previous post. "I don't know?" Maybe. I'm not a huge internet person.I actually missed out on getting my gold seal because I didn't take my IGI and AGI exams. Do I regret it? Not really... It would have been cool to have the gold seal label but at the same time I don't feel I need a "label" to make me feel that I am a good instructor.
Honestly, I think they should eliminate the requirement to have your IGI/AGI certificate for the gold seal. What does having a ground instructor certificate have to do with making me a better instructor when I already have my CFI/CFII/MEI and a proven record via my students 1st time pass-rates.
:yeahthat:it has gotten me work over other guys, charging $15-20 more per hour.The IGI and AGI took around 12 and 15 mins to take respectively, cost around $75 a piece, and allowed one free renewal of my CFI tickets without having to do the courseware. Worth it? Probably not but it's still neat to have a gold seal CFI, if you ever instruct again that's something you can put up there that will seperate you from the pack, maybe allow you to charge $5-$10/hr more than the regular "Joe-flight-instructors"™ out there.
How does an IGI show that you have proven yourself? Maybe someone who knows nothing about the IGI will consider it a bonus. Anyone who knows otherwise knows that you took another instrument rating written exam and paid another 70-100 bucks.:yeahthat:it has gotten me work over other guys, charging $15-20 more per hour.
Most people will recognize the value of paying more for someone that has proven themselves over the guy that hasn't.