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  • Flight Schools Lobbying DPEs

    Flight Schools Lobbying DPEs

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Collusion between flight schools and DPEs can easily create corruption in pilot certification; we have all seen this problem in action. There is a good reason to...

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  • Clear Up Control Confusion; FREE Course!

    Clear Up Control Confusion; FREE Course!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! It is embarrassing to realize that most pilots (and even a majority of CFIs) don’t know which flight control powers the basic turn. Through no fault of your own,...

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  • The Confidence Trap: Hubris!

    The Confidence Trap: Hubris!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! We all need a full dose of confidence to fly sophisticated aircraft in challenging conditions. There is, however, a very fine, but critical line, between...

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  • Fix the DPE Problem? Start Here!

    Fix the DPE Problem? Start Here!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Our aviation industry is once again trying to solve the persistent “DPE problem.” The highly-publicized FAA ARAC has considered this issue for over a year and...

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  • Teaching Safety Margin (and Culture)!

    Teaching Safety Margin (and Culture)!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Earlier this week I was conducting a CFI renewal with a very experienced charter pilot getting back into flight instruction. What came up in the discussion was a...

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  • Become a Flight Instructor (At Any Age!)

    Become a Flight Instructor (At Any Age!)

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Aviation needs more dedicated educators, especially mid-life professionals with a personal passion for teaching. Mid-life professionals with some history in...

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  • Teaching “Thin Air” Operations SAFEly!

    Teaching “Thin Air” Operations SAFEly!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Flying is a wonderful adventure, but unfortunately, many of our most important “lessons” come from surprise “experience” after certification  (if we survive the...

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  • “SkyDisplay” @SAFE Dinner #OSH21

    “SkyDisplay” @SAFE Dinner #OSH21

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! With every change and technological advance, “you expect results but get consequences!” The promise of each new development is hard to predict as we move onward....

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  • Training In Experimental Aircraft!

    Training In Experimental Aircraft!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! The FAA Warbird Adventures legal decision set off a firestorm of panic and confusion in the aviation community. All this grief originated from a single P-40...

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  • Essential Rules for IFR Safety!

    Essential Rules for IFR Safety!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Successfully meeting the challenge of flying safely in the clouds requires all kinds of technical knowledge, skills, and proficiency. But what often gets lost in...

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  • Teaching “Accomplished Professionals”

    Teaching “Accomplished Professionals”

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! The Dunning-Kruger Effect is often misunderstood to apply exclusively to low intelligence; “too dumb to know you are dumb.” But Dunning-Kruger applies across the...

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  • Passionate Pilots; Become a CFI!

    Passionate Pilots; Become a CFI!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! The flight training industry needs more professional instructors who stay and grow in the industry,teaching beyond the minimum standards. If you are already a...

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  • SAFE Dinner is ON; Celebrate Aviation’s Return!

    SAFE Dinner is ON; Celebrate Aviation’s Return!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Wonderful news; our SAFE dinner at Oshkosh (AirVenture) is a “GO!!” and we have a HUGE room (so let’s fill it up!) With a late start (and the COVID “who knows?...

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  • FAA Policy Reversal on CFI!

    FAA Policy Reversal on CFI!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! SAFE has historically worked closely with the FAA on promoting safety and improving flight training (e.g. developing the new ACS). With all this close...

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  • YouTube Heroes? CFIs are “Influencers!”

    YouTube Heroes? CFIs are “Influencers!”

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! We all have seen the amazing variety of “aviation exemplars” available on YouTube. This started for me before Google even owned YouTube when a student pilot...

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  • “Recent Experience” Rules Safety!

    “Recent Experience” Rules Safety!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! If you study any safety statistics, the one solid correlation in every data set determining safe outcomes is “recency of (correct) experience.” This relationship...

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  • Clarify FAA “Warbird Adventures” Ruling!

    Clarify FAA “Warbird Adventures” Ruling!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! A recent court decision has upheld the FAA’s “cease and desist” order against “Warbird Adventures.”  This ruling lets stand an interpretation that threatens the...

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  • Be Proud of GA Roots!

    Be Proud of GA Roots!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Is bigger really better? Forty years of flying and instructing have given me meaningful insights into human behavior as it relates to aviation. I have learned...

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  • The SAFE CFI’s “Most Wanted List”

    The SAFE CFI’s “Most Wanted List”

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! There is a great frustration watching accidents repeating themselves for obvious preventable causes. Gene Benson is a passionate aviation safety educator. He...

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  • “Ready For Anything?!”

    “Ready For Anything?!”

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! During any emergency, luck certainly plays a role,  but positive pilot action is the essential ingredient for success. Being alert and vigilant – having...

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