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Pilotcast is the podcast for pilots, by pilots.  Join Pilot Tiffany, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Bill for interesting discussions and interviews, some news or industry coverage, and a whole lot of fun virtual hangar flying.

Jan 7, 2007

CFIcast #2 - Cirrus Access, Type A students, Not getting the NOTAMS

Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on the Hangar Flying conversation with Certified Flight Instructors!

  • The CFIs comment on the Cirrus Access program as described by Cirrus CEO Alan Klapmeier on Pilotcast #51
  • What technique will work when teaching "Type A" students?
  • When the flight service station doesn't give you the NOTAMs you need. Types of NOTAMs and how to ask for them.
  • How to instruct and practice emergencies.
    • The ICAO prohibits CFIs from simulating engine failures.
    • Simulators are preferred.
    • Can't pull the mixture.
    • "Practicing bleeding."
    • Doing realistic simulation of failures.


The CFIcast #2 CFI panel:

  • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on and articles for AOPA Pilot and Aviation Safety, from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Ron Levy, CFI, a P.I.C. 10 day course instructor from Maryland
  • Dr. Bruce Chien, M.D., CFI, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner from Peoria, Illinois from the The AMEcast Aviation Medicine podcast.
  • Jason Miller, CFI, from Oakland, California from The Finer Points aviation podcast.
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot from Ames, Iowa
Recorded Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 01:29:05 - 40.8MB


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