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  • Surprising Gaps in FAA Requirements

    Surprising Gaps in FAA Requirements

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! It is shocking that the FAA instructor, who might be teaching your child or significant other to fly, is only required to have a total of 200 hours and 5 hours...

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  • Fixing “Slow Motion” Accidents!

    Fixing “Slow Motion” Accidents!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! We have amazing technology in most of our airplanes these days. We navigate with satellites and have omniscient weather mapping on board. But despite all these...

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  • Join “Online Safety Stand Down” Today!

    Join “Online Safety Stand Down” Today!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! LIVE online this morning (Saturday, Sept. 12th) I will be presenting at the Online Safety Stand-Down and I invite you to watch this presentation (maybe better...

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  • Essential Subjects: Weather Salad!

    Essential Subjects: Weather Salad!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! The Aviation Weather Center breaks down the weather product into three categories: observations, forecasts, and advisories, or, as I like to say, look, look out,...

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  • Commercial Flight Maneuvers for Everyone!

    Commercial Flight Maneuvers for Everyone!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Flying commercial-level pilot maneuvers is a wonderful challenge and a useful skill-builder for every pilot. These are not only fun and challenging but teach...

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  • Managing Student Fear For Effective Learning

    Managing Student Fear For Effective Learning

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! As pilots, we all will eventually have to face the incapacitating effects of fear. This will either come during new flight experiences while training or when...

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  • Life is Short, Fly SLOWLY (and Enjoy)!

    Life is Short, Fly SLOWLY (and Enjoy)!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! As pilots, we are truly blessed to see the world from above and control this process artfully. Less than 1% of the US population will ever know this joy (pilots...

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  • Teaching Effectively With Zoom!

    Teaching Effectively With Zoom!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Life is a series of “learning opportunities.” Usually, we don’t choose these challenges but – especially as pilots – we must step up and “make magic happen”...

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  • Self-Promote (Without Being a Jerk)

    Self-Promote (Without Being a Jerk)

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! With COVID we have a record number of CFIs looking for work. But many CFIs have not learned to “market themselves” since times have been so good for the last 3-5...

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  • New “Checkride Ready!™” On The SAFE App.

    New “Checkride Ready!™” On The SAFE App.

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Every good DPE wants the applicant for a flight test to be successful. Examiners are all long-time flight instructors and are totally invested in the success of...

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  • Please Be An “Aviation Ambassador!”

    Please Be An “Aviation Ambassador!”

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! As aviation educators, we are not only the front-line troops that mold all future pilots. We are also the most visible ambassadors for any growth in the aviation...

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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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