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Jan 1, 2008

CFIcast #7 - Flight Instructing in marginal weather conditions, cancellations, best training planes

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

The CFIcast #7 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
  • Dr. Bruce Chien, M.D., CFI, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner from Central Illinois, host of the AMEcast
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot & instructor from Ames, Iowa
  • Chip Gibbons, CFI, aerobatic pilot from Rogers, Arkansas
  • Dr. Judy Parrish-Jones, Ph.D., CFI professor of Geological Sciences and former Dean of Sciences at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho
  • and a bit of commentary from Pilot Mike of The Pilotcast
  • When should a flight intructor cancel the scheduled lesson due to weather conditions?
    • Should you work with the student pilot to make the go/no go decision?
    • Is there a danger that the student will learn the wrong lesson on decision making?
    • Is the cancellation of flight itself a great lesson?
  • What are the best airplanes for training?
  • What are the issues with giving flight training in airplanes with glass cockpits?


Recorded Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 01:21:38 - 37.4MB

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward

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