BTW, I've enjoyed reading all of the threads that you guys have on here. I have a question. I'm in the process of buying a remote cabin in Skwenta area. I've almost finished my private but it seems I've had bad luck with instructors. I have went through 3 so far. Two of them were older gentlemen that had their medicals taken away and the other one was a young fella and he got on with a commercial airline. I have all the hours(and then some) required to take my checkride. My written has ran out, so I'm ready to take it again. Now, I can't even find a CFI within 2 hours of where I live. I work offshore so I am gone 31 days and home 28 days. My plan is to get my license and then come to Alaska and get some bush pilot training, floats, and ski's. I want to buy a plane and keep it in the Talkeetna area because it will be a short flight to the cabin. Since most of my flying is going to be in Alaska, I thought it might be a good idea to finish my private up there. What do you guys think? Would my checkride be easier in the lower 48 or should I do it in AK? If so, who would be a good person to finish me out.
My company made me go to Houston for training about a month ago and I flew in the evenings about 4.5 hours at a flight school there. They said I was real good in the plane(stalls, engine out emergency procedures, slow flight, steep turns,hood,etc...), I just needed to study up on the FAA regulations as far as the Practical Test for my checkride.