Kinda at a loss here and searching for advise.
I'm nearing the completion of my CPL. I currently have a freelance flight instructor that has just got a new job at a small airline. Since then we haven't talked much and my training has dropped off the map.
I've tried reaching out to him to request my PTR via phone call, text, Facebook message and email. I get little to no response. He's responded a couple times saying he'd call me but never does. This has been going on for over a month now and I'm not sure what to do as I don't have a PTR to go somewhere else with. I do have my logbook but not sure if that's enough for a flight school or another freelance instructor.
Thanks in advance for the advise!
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TC takes a very dim view of people,who don’t provide the PTR to their students.
You can reconstruct your PTR from your logbook, but you really don’t want to have to go to that trouble.
FYI to others, the PTR is actually yours, and if you desire you can keep it with you, giving it to the instructor as needed. At most established flight schools you won't need this practice, but there are a few repeat reincarnates that are bad apples.
It might make the transition a little chunky but you can at least pick up flying somewhere else quickly without a PTR. Just mention where you are and it should be fairly painless. You'll need it eventually in order to submit to TC, and to tally your requirements if you're flight test ready, but don't make its absence a barrier to flying right now. A competent instructor and school should be able to transition you with a minimum of "adjustment".
I second Photofly's use of the TC threat- and make it a tight timeline.