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Redbird Learning Opportunity! – Aviation Ideas and Discussion!

We need more mentoring and supervision for brand new CFIs! Redbird Migration is an amazing gathering of aviation people from all over the country;...

Proficiency, Precision, and Mastery! – Aviation Ideas and Discussion!

Some time ago I wrote an article that recounted my experience as a pilot in training, even though I had years of experience...

Essential Skills Missed in Pilot Training!

Using the ACS testing standard as a training manual leads to many missed opportunities in primary pilot training. Essential skills like fueling or...

The Best in Aviation Education: MCFI!

Of the 117K CFIs on the US registry, the majority are inactive or “frozen CFIs”. Many of these CFIs make a living flying...

Better (Safer) Instrument Flying! – Aviation Ideas and Discussion!

Totally autonomous MQ-9 Reaper flies in civilian NAS everyday @KSYR Last week’s “VFR into IMC” blog generated a lot of comments and discussions online....

Inadvertent IMC: Level Wings, Climb!

Any pilot caught in “inadvertent IMC” usually got into this trouble somewhat intentionally, continuing into deteriorating weather with some hope of improvement or...

Beyond “Blue Sky” Flight Training!

Have a happy and restful holiday! Here is one quick “handshake commitment” for the New Year between your main course and dessert on...

*Excellent Educators* Make Amazing Pilots!

There are endless questions, comments, and suggestions online and in advertisements as to what makes the most effective flight training experience. But extensive...

Essential Crosswinds (Not Tested)! – Aviation Ideas and Discussion! %

We bend and break more planes in crosswinds landings than in any other phase of flight. Take off and landing = 64.1% of...

Increasing Non-Compliance = Accidents! – Aviation Ideas and Discussion!

Most FAA regulations are “written in blood.” First, someone did it wrong and died. Then, if a trend reveals itself, the FAA writes...

How to be a “Great CFI”

Weekly inspiration and ideas here! The primary challenge to becoming an effective flight instructor is, ironically, to not fly and not talk on the...

Keep it Simple; Angle of Attack!

In recent blogs, we emphasized a “perfect picture” for each new student and also how and why it is critical to break the...
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