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  • “YouTube Roulette” – Verifying Your Information!

    “YouTube Roulette” – Verifying Your Information!

    As a thought experiment, imagine you are at a food buffet with a wide variety of options freely available to you. The only problem is half are nourishing and good for you and the other half will...

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  • New Proficiency365 Scenarios from SAFE

    New Proficiency365 Scenarios from SAFE

    Redbird Simulator wizards Stasi Poulos and Billy Winburn of Mindstar Aviation collaborated with SAFE at our CFI-PRO™ at Fredrick in October. This involved “tuning up” the AOPA Redbird FMX for...

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  • Managing the “Known Icing” Boogeyman

    Managing the “Known Icing” Boogeyman

    Most of what the average pilot thinks they understand about “known icing” is probably mistaken. And many misconceptions are implanted by well-meaning educators who may also be mistaken or confused...

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  • CFI Simulator Scenarios Build Safety!

    CFI Simulator Scenarios Build Safety!

    The ADS-B requirement for flight in certain busy areas is now official FAA regulation. If you are flying a non-equipped aircraft, the old “Mode-C transponder restrictions ” pretty much apply (see...

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  • Teaching Dynamic Risk Management

    Teaching Dynamic Risk Management

    Managing risk in a changing environment is a critical skill to teach all pilots-in-training. Read our SAFEblog for techniques. The post Teaching Dynamic Risk Management appeared first on Aviation...

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  • Best Holiday Wishes!

    Best Holiday Wishes!

    From all of us at SAFE, our heartfelt wishes for a very warm and blessed holiday season for our readers, members, and supporters. Hopefully, you find yourself among family and friends, enjoying...

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  • Beyond “Never Do This” In Safety!

    Beyond “Never Do This” In Safety!

    Aviation safety as we currently practice it involves examining accidents for causal factors, “errors and omissions,” then deriving theories about what the pilots are doing wrong to improve our...

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  • Control Your “Startle Response” (The DIY Lobotomy)

    Control Your “Startle Response” (The DIY Lobotomy)

    We humans become totally stupid – inducing a “do it yourself lobotomy”-  when we experience threat or panic.  We all have “choked” during a test or performance and perhaps even experienced...

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  • Ace Your Oral (for Student and CFI)

    Ace Your Oral (for Student and CFI)

    The easiest pathway to success on the oral portion of any check ride is to first thoroughly read and understand the FAA standard for certification. These are FREE online and fairly succinct. These...

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  • “Overlearning” Defeats the Startle Effect!

    “Overlearning” Defeats the Startle Effect!

    Intuitively, savvy educators know any skill achievement or learning progress, though gratifying, is very perishable. Especially in a high-stakes environment like aviation, deep learning, with...

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  • Learning Tools for the Educator!

    Learning Tools for the Educator!

    The best student you ever had as an instructor probably was the one who was “on fire” to learn.  That totally motivated learner is mostly effortless for an educator, like feeding a hungry child or...

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  • “Ready For Anything?” – Training (Useful) Emergencies

    “Ready For Anything?” – Training (Useful) Emergencies

    Last spring a Citation 550, flown by an air ambulance service, lost both engines over the Atlantic and dead-sticked into Savanna, GA with no injuries or damage. Because everything worked...

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  • Auto-Land is Here for GA – Ready?

    Auto-Land is Here for GA – Ready?

    Congratulations to Garmin on the announcement of Autonomí™, their new emergency autoland technology. Though obviously a high-priced entry and not available to most, it is a smart and definitive...

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  • Model Excellence; Earn a Master CFI (LLC)

    Model Excellence; Earn a Master CFI (LLC)

    The secret to inspiring pilots to be eager lifetime learners is to embrace this commitment (and model it) ourselves. Educators are the “influencers” in aviation and continual improvement is...

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  • Roger Throwing CFIs Under the Bus…

    Roger Throwing CFIs Under the Bus…

    If you are a Roger Sharp fan I apologize in advance for my lack of love for his most recent rant about “stupid CFIs” at Migration.(Please click this link and watch a while…) His negative attitude...

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  • Caring is a Critical Aptitude for Educating!

    Caring is a Critical Aptitude for Educating!

    When I present to groups of pilots and experienced aviation educators and ask for key traits of great aviation educators, the most often mentioned attributes are never taught or tested by the FAA....

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  • Fancy Footwork; Yaw Canceling (for Safety)!

    Fancy Footwork; Yaw Canceling (for Safety)!

    We had 45 professional aviation educators at the “You Can Fly Center” for our SAFE CFI-PRO™ workshop this week. These dedicated professionals (half with more than 20 years teaching) really...

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  • Thank-You! Super Stars at SAFE CFI-PRO™

    Thank-You! Super Stars at SAFE CFI-PRO™

    SAFE CFI-PRO™ is all set for next week and I am overwhelmed with both the attendance and the quality of our presenters. Thanks to everyone for supporting this important safety initiative, this is...

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  • Imagine the Worst, Plan for the Best!

    Imagine the Worst, Plan for the Best!

    Mike Patey very bravely took full respnsibility for his public crash of Draco this week: “this is on me, I made a bad decision.” We need to respect and honor that (rare) honesty. But Mike also...

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  • GA “Extended Envelope Training” (Required For Airlines!)

    GA “Extended Envelope Training” (Required For Airlines!)

    This is from the road; if you are at the AOPA Fly-In at Tullahoma, TN. please stop by the SAFE booth and say hello. CFR 121.423 requires “Extended Envelope Training” for all airline flight crews...

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