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  • Keep it Simple; Angle of Attack!

    Keep it Simple; Angle of Attack!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! In recent blogs, we emphasized a “perfect picture” for each new student and also how and why it is critical to break the driving habit immediately. A good...

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  • Minimum Hours = “Budget Parachute;” Sell Safety!

    Minimum Hours = “Budget Parachute;” Sell Safety!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! For GA, the FAA is permissive with “regulatory minimums.” Flight in Class G airspace only requires “1 SM, clear of clouds” – way low but “legal.” And for...

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  • CFI-PRO™ Conquer the “Driving” Habit!

    CFI-PRO™ Conquer the “Driving” Habit!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Every subtle movement of a pilot (or missed action), if watched carefully without intervention, tells a huge story to an alert CFI (or DPE). The most revealing...

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  • CFI-PRO: “Perfect Picture” from Lesson One!

    CFI-PRO: “Perfect Picture” from Lesson One!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! When I get into a plane to perform a flight test and I look at the applicant in the other seat, I sometimes see their sightline is significantly lower than mine....

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  • Have a Wonderful Holiday; Grateful and Present!

    Have a Wonderful Holiday; Grateful and Present!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! One thing that has kept me in aviation all these years is hanging out with such an amazing group of talented people. Pilots are less than 1% of our population...

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  • “Fired” By the FAA!

    “Fired” By the FAA!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! At a time when we expect our institutions to operate with transparency and act in a just manner when dealing with their stakeholders, we should demand the same...

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  • Safer Pilots; “Instinctive” Flying!

    Safer Pilots; “Instinctive” Flying!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! This week's blog is by Ken Wittekiend and previously published in Flight Training Magazine. Ken is a 7X Master CFI, and a DPE with the FAA - until earlier this...

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  • “Crash-Proof Piloting” – Always Ready!

    “Crash-Proof Piloting” – Always Ready!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here!   To be safe, every pilot needs more frequent and realistic training to cope with engine-out emergencies.  This process of “crash-proofing” assures every pilot...

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  • Beyond the “Stupid Pilot” View of Safety!

    Beyond the “Stupid Pilot” View of Safety!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! You have undoubtedly encountered the “stupid pilot” statistic endlessly repeated during safety meetings: human error is responsible for 80% of aviation...

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  • Thanks to All; SAFE Surveyed #1

    Thanks to All; SAFE Surveyed #1

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! SAFE recently celebrated a 10th anniversary and just this spring polled #1 in an FAA national survey as the top resource for pilots and CFIs! At this special...

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  • Planning (not “Plans”) – Essential to Safety!

    Planning (not “Plans”) – Essential to Safety!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Recent headlines addressed the General Aviation accident rate and compared them to other types of aviation. Relative to the airlines and the military, why is GA...

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  • “Hope, Luck, Appearance” – Dangerous Delusions!

    “Hope, Luck, Appearance” – Dangerous Delusions!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! In aviation, we meet people every day that carry certificates and endorsements that should guarantee a certain level of knowledge and performance. Unfortunately,...

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  • Teaching “Average” Prevents Effective Learning

    Teaching “Average” Prevents Effective Learning

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Good aviation education is not a process of standardizing *people* but *procedures*. It is critical to remember that every person walking in the door to learn to...

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  • Where Do We Lose It? The *Real* Threat!

    Where Do We Lose It? The *Real* Threat!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Ask yourself a question: where do most stalls occur? Take a moment. Write down your answer. Almost everyone probably wrote down “in the base-to-final turn.” The...

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  • Ideas for Improvement from Redbird Migration!

    Ideas for Improvement from Redbird Migration!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! There were many great presentations and breakouts at Redbird Migration that will take weeks to digest and present here! The significant AOPA presence almost...

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  • Airlines -vs- GA: Safety Solutions!

    Airlines -vs- GA: Safety Solutions!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Comparing the safety record of “big iron operations” with general aviation is a very common but also inherently unfair contest. The airline “safety sales pitch”...

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  • Fly Adaptively – TLAR Defeats Perfectionism!

    Fly Adaptively – TLAR Defeats Perfectionism!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Pursuing excellence and striving to be better is a positive piloting trait and the heart of professionalism. It is unfortunately often confused with...

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  • Remembering Aviation “Gatherings”

    Remembering Aviation “Gatherings”

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! The post Remembering Aviation “Gatherings” appeared first on Aviation Ideas and Discussion!.

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  • Honesty & “Tough Love” for Safety!

    Honesty & “Tough Love” for Safety!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! The most dangerous CFI is not the one lacking skills or with a history of safety issues. That CFI is usually locally notorious and avoided by astute (or scared)...

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  • 10 Essential Rules for New CFI!

    10 Essential Rules for New CFI!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Congratulations and welcome to this new world! I hope you enjoy your profession as an aviation educator. Here is what I can tell you that you may want to ‘file...

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