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CFI local to Sarasota area with 25 hrs of Skybolt time? Need 6 hours of training for Insurance

Sep 28, 2021
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Sarasota, FL
Hello--Does anyone here know of a CFI with Skybolt time in the Sarasota, Florida area (I'm based at the Hidden River fly-in community, 22FA)? I'm looking for someone who could give me instruction in my Skybolt to finish out insurance requirements, 6 hours of instruction. The insurance company has been a stickler on this, and won't accept Pitts or similar as a substitute, and the open pilot requirements include 25 hours of Skybolt time, 250 hours of tailwheel and 750 hours of total time.

BTW, my Skybolt has an IO-540 and CS prop, along with a bunch of new upgrades to avionics, e-Mags, etc.

Any help on this would be appreciated!
John Scifers

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