Welp, thought that I might as well start my own thread like denverpilot did. My plan is to get my Commercial, CFI, and CFII by the end of January. Hopefully I can schedule the commercial ride before Christmas, and finish up the CFI's after. Some background: I got my PPL back in 2014, Instrument in 2015, and I'm currently sitting with 185 hours. I still have a little ways to go, but it's never too early to start training right? I'm shooting for the airlines, however I'm not dead set on going there if something pops up along the way. The plane: I'll be doing all my training in my 1975 piper arrow (pa-28r-200). Thank goodness for partnerships to help keep cost low! I have not taken any of the writtens yet, but I plan to take them by the end of this month. Probably will knock them out in a week or less. (Commercial, cfi, cfii, foi, and agi) I'll be working with a new to me instructor, but after our first meeting yesterday I think we'll get a long great! We're going to approach it such that he wants me to be the cfi and be able to explain and 'teach' as I fly all the maneuvers. He'll be there just to guide me along.