In my area smaller, independent clubs have a hard time maintaining access to CFIs. The large flight schools around are sucking up all of the dedicated CFIs, and regional airlines are hiring anyone with the hours. As a result, most of the clubs in my area are using CFIs who are regional airline pilots (often low seniority), which makes consistent scheduling difficult. Personally, I'm glad for the CFIs, but this environment is making recreational flying a difficult hobby to enter into. Since reading this a couple months ago on the EAA website: https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/eaa-news...sport-pilot-commercial-and-simulator-training I have begun to wonder if CFI-S is a solution for flying clubs who have at least one LSA eligible aircraft. My logic here is: CFI-S certificate is easier to obtain by non-professional pilots, due to lower time requirements (100h TT) and medical requirements (does not require a CPL to obtain CFI-S, therefore never needs a Class 2). CFI-S time can be credited to PPL time, allowing part-time CFI-S to work with a part-time CFI for a student working toward PPL. Give students an option of pursuing a Sport Pilot Certificate, which many clubs do not currently offer. (This all goes double if new LSA rules give Cessna 150s LSA eligibility) I don't know if this is the intent of the rules, but it seems like a good solution to a serious CFI shortage that many clubs seem to be facing. Would this work? Would this be legal? What are your thoughts?