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“Pilot Smarts” (From #SnF22)! – Aviation Ideas and Discussion!

Thanks to all that visited the SAFE booth at #SnF22, it is wonderful to connect again and put faces with the contacts we...

Increasing Experience = Safer? – Aviation Ideas and Discussion!

Think back to when you first learned to fly. Everything was new and exciting. We didn’t know anything about flying an airplane and...

Don’t Turn A Blind Eye on Risky Pilot Behavior

This is (gratefully) reprinted from the NTSB Safety Compass Blog. Author Leah Read is a senior air safety investigator in the NTSB Office of...

The Dangers of Timid Piloting

During a recent airplane owners’ gathering in Florida, I did a short poll of the audience on basic aerodynamics. One result reflected a...

Safer Flying; Single-pilot Resource Management!

This week’s blog is by Hobie Tomlinson (see bio below). With 40K hours and 9 type ratings, Hobie developed much of what we...

The Dangerous Stalls (We Never Teach)!

As educators, we often teach only what we ourselves were taught – conveying the same good (and bad) information or techniques in the...

Final Goodbye to (Required) VOR Approaches!

Conscientious CFIs and DPEs have been carefully skating on the edge of “FAA legality” with the ambiguity in the FAA interpretation of “instrument...

Recurring Flight Training Fallacies! – Aviation Ideas and Discussion!

In most ways, flight training has not changed since the days of Civilian Pilot Training in WWII. Year after year, we teach flying...

Complete Engine Failure; Are You Ready?

I had a blog ready to go but this amazing emergency response should be examined; too good to ignore. Put yourself in this...

SAFE Update On New “FAA CFI Policy”

FAA policymakers assured SAFE today that FIRCs are not going away and that “ALL CFIs will be able to meet the recent experience...

CFI “Experience Validation” (No Expiration)?!

Weekly inspiration and ideas here! This image from an FAA presentation got a lot of attention (and I am sorry we do not have...

“Cautious to Cocky;” Avoid the “6C Progression!”

“Cautious to cocky” is a normal human adaptive behavior, built into our human DNA. This is how humans conquered the globe expanding to...
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