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  • Ready to React? “Reflexive Skills!”

    Ready to React? “Reflexive Skills!”

    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 time-critical (reflexive *1)...

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

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

    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 against sharing the same...

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  • Brief and Understand “ATC ZERO”!

    Brief and Understand “ATC ZERO”!

    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 has recently occurred at Midway in...

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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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  • CFI-PRO™ “Better Training=Safer Flying!”

    CFI-PRO™ “Better Training=Safer Flying!”

    The ASI Study on stall/spin accidents provides a very comprehensive analysis of the dilemma that has haunted pilots since the time of the Wright Brothers; Loss of Control In-flight followed by...

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  • YouCanBook.Me App for CFI Scheduling

    YouCanBook.Me App for CFI Scheduling

    We all have experienced the amazing capability of comprehensive planning apps for flying. These simplify life and improve safety (when used correctly) and where would you be without those in the...

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  • Surviving Startle; More Training!

    Surviving Startle; More Training!

    In everyday flying, most pilots value a  predictable, controlled flight (we are not talking about thrill-seeking “flying cowboy” stuff here). When you put the chocks on the wheels and there have...

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  • “Technedure” and Spin Recoveries

    “Technedure” and Spin Recoveries

    I am in Florida presenting SAFE CFI-PRO™ to a flight academy here. Please read (and comment on) this very interesting give and take on spin recovery and the general topic of “technedure” – when a...

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  • Pilot & CFI: Different and Distinct Skill Sets!

    Pilot & CFI: Different and Distinct Skill Sets!

    If you are an FAA CFI, you carry two pieces of plastic in your pocket. One certificate allows you to pilot airplanes. The other certificate says you are an approved aviation educator (thank you!)...

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  • Kobe Crash – A Safety Wake-Up Call

    Kobe Crash – A Safety Wake-Up Call

    We all were shocked and saddened this week by the tragic helicopter crash in California that claimed the lives of 9 people including charismatic basketball star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old...

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  • “Habit Stacking” For Aviation Efficiency and Safety

    “Habit Stacking” For Aviation Efficiency and Safety

    We all like to imagine that we run our lives as bold free agents, consciously determining every action and impulse. But if we are aware and honest, we realize that our daily activities are largely...

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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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