Originally Posted by Rybo
I recently ran into this issue. Mike Seager was booking a long ways out, 6 months IIRC. Insurance required an instructor with time on type. Old owner checked out an experienced flight school instructor, instructor now had time on type to check me out for my insurance. What exactly does your policy state for checkout requirement?
Yup, Mike can be busy but he does have cancellations. I started looking around the 6th of June and I was there with Mike on the 21st of June or 2 weeks later.
You don't know until you ask.
There are other Vans approved guys around the north west US. The 9 is easy to fly so probably not a big deal.