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When One Door Closes, Another Opens

I quit my part-time factory job yesterday.  I wasn’t sure if that was a good idea, but I didn’t want to be there anymore.  Then suddenly I got two phone calls that same day and now have two new students.  One will be an instrument student and one is a private student who has already started training.  I even heard of a potential third student.  Maybe even a fourth.  I couldn’t believe it.  My boss at the flight school said that when one door closes, another one always opens, or maybe two or three!  Then luck was on my side today, when I normally would have been stuck indoors doing my repetetive manufacturing job.  The weather was nice and sunny in the morning and I managed to fly with a student on short notice, making more money in a short time than I would have made all day at the factory.  I’m back in the unpredictable world of relying on aviation alone for my income, but I have a hunch that things are going to be good very soon.  I still have more web site work to do for my school.  Soon I’ll finally have the time to investigate teaching a class at UW-Fox Valley.  Also since I have been hanging around Green Bay a lot, people are finally getting to know my name and face, and they know I am looking for more students.

I have my instrument instructor checkride scheduled for Friday.  I’ll at least do the oral part, and the flying will be weather-depending.  I can’t wait to get my CFII.  It will mean the completion of my degree requirements as well as a way to do more flight instruction.