Just started lessons this past summer...only up to about 20 hours. Problem: Is it just me or should a flight instructor know about aerodynamics and instrument functions without having to read it to me from a book? I spent 10 years in college getting degrees in other fields and maybe that's biased me somehow. I really want to continue to learn to fly, solo, pickup a solid starter plane and maybe make flying a part-time job someday. Just a little disillusioned right now. I don't expect an instructor to know everything anymore than I know everything there is to know in my profession. I just don't want someone who has to read everything out of a book trying to teach me the ground stuff. I can read the books and test myself. Am I expecting too much? Anyone else out there had issues with a flight instructor not meeting their expectations? or maybe I'm expecting too much?
Can anyone recommend a flight school at merrill or a particular instructor? I've also considered just transferring into one of the UAA programs at Merrill as it probably wouldn't take that long after transferring a lot of basic classes from the past. Thoughts on this?
Lastly, I've never thought I'd get wealthy at any of the things I enjoy doing, but what are the prospects of getting some type of basic flying work to pay the bills once the required certificates are obtained?
Thanks in advance for any help.