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  • Remote CFI – New Opportunities In Aviation

    Remote CFI – New Opportunities In Aviation

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! I know what you are thinking. “Will these remote CFI hours count toward my 1500 for the airlines? Not likely, but this new technology provides great...

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  • “Pink Slip” Problems (IFR)

    “Pink Slip” Problems (IFR)

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! This blog examines common IFR knowledge deficiencies that lead to “pink slips” on check rides – insufficient understanding. Every pilot can benefit from...

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  • VFR “Pink Slip” Problems!

    VFR “Pink Slip” Problems!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Many critical pilot deficiencies uncovered during FAA “oral evaluations” are also weak knowledge areas for ALL pilots.  Every pilot needs to thoroughly...

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  • Effective Educator = Learning/Growing!

    Effective Educator = Learning/Growing!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Student progress and learning are primarily determined by the quality of the educator. Though 50% of the variance in educational effectiveness is the “raw...

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  • Human Factors: Maintaining Control!

    Human Factors: Maintaining Control!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! This week’s blog is by Hobie Tomlinson (see bio below). With 40K hours and 9 type ratings, Hobie developed much of what we now call CRM when he was a 747 captain...

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  • Misinformation is Human! (in Flying Too!)

    Misinformation is Human! (in Flying Too!)

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Among all the great lessons of the last few weeks, one should be abundantly clear; we humans eagerly embrace and hold passionately to half-truths and...

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  • New FAA Instructor’s Handbook!

    New FAA Instructor’s Handbook!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! The new FAA Aviation Instructor’s Handbook is finally available this week. A quick first pass reveals reorganization and updating with a laudable new focus on...

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  • Better Flight Reviews; Get Focused!

    Better Flight Reviews; Get Focused!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! The blog last week provided methods to instill an urge for excellence in your pilots, creating lifetime learners during initial flight training. This internal...

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  • “Metacognitive” Teaching; Mastery and Expertise

    “Metacognitive” Teaching; Mastery and Expertise

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Achieving expertise in piloting requires so many diverse skills and aptitudes it almost defies explanation. In aviation, we point to experts like Sully or Al...

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  • “Super Solo” and Lifetime Landing Focus!

    “Super Solo” and Lifetime Landing Focus!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Accidents during the landing phase of flight represent almost 50% of total airplane wreckage. The landing phase also involves less than 5% of total piloting time...

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  • COVID Precautions For Flight Schools – “New Normal”

    COVID Precautions For Flight Schools – “New Normal”

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Aviation has obviously suffered a huge blow with this pandemic. Airline activity is down 95% and most flight schools are shuttered impacting the whole flight...

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  • Sad Fact: We All Rust and Forget. FREE FIRC!

    Sad Fact: We All Rust and Forget. FREE FIRC!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! If we are honest with ourselves, we all know the secret to greater aviation safety: regular review and study, frequent training, and professionalism. Raising our...

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  • Building Awareness With the “Cooper Code”

    Building Awareness With the “Cooper Code”

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Colonel “Jeff” Cooper, developed the “Color Code of Awareness” for the military to inspire self-assessment and vigilance. Warfighters know that situational...

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  • Active Learning; Rewire Your Brain!

    Active Learning; Rewire Your Brain!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! What is the secret to getting really good at something? As in, how does one shabby Russian tennis club turn out more top 20 women tennis players in a year than...

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  • Ready to React? “Reflexive Skills!”

    Ready to React? “Reflexive Skills!”

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Any fan of action sports, whether it’s football or air racing, knows that the greatest moves and memorable moments are not in the huddle (reflective) but during...

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  • Go Fly (Solo!) and Join Us (LIVE online!)

    Go Fly (Solo!) and Join Us (LIVE online!)

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! These are tough times for pilots in flight training with our inability to “social distance” safely in little planes while flying. For this reason, doctors advise...

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  • Brief and Understand “ATC ZERO”!

    Brief and Understand “ATC ZERO”!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Several recent ATC outages have caught pilots by surprise at busy locations. “ATC Zero!” (No ATC Services) puts a shiver into any pilot at a busy airport. This...

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  • Support “Essential Workers!” But #stayhome

    Support “Essential Workers!” But #stayhome

    These are unique and frightening times. Every day we watch the COVID-19 virus spreading further out of control across the whole globe, killing many in a terrible fashion. Government authorities...

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  • Managing COVID-19 Risk in Flight Training/Testing

    Managing COVID-19 Risk in Flight Training/Testing

    In facing the COVID-19 threat, it is fortunate that aviators are trained in the factual analysis of environmental threats and risk management. Pilots mostly deal with reality and physical laws. If...

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  • CFI/DPEs Need Proficiency Too!

    CFI/DPEs Need Proficiency Too!

    Most CFIs log thousands of hours as PIC but unfortunately often do not personally fly enough to stay sharp. DPEs are even worse about flying on their own and maintaining their personal proficiency...

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