Mar 12, 2008
Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on the Hangar
Flying conversation with Certified Flight Instructors!
The CFIcast #9 CFI panel:
- Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of
Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com and articles for AOPA Pilot and
Aviation Safety, from Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Kate Bernard, CFI, from Neenah, WI who just earned her
multi-engine CFI rating. Kate is an instructor with Able
Flight, a program that grants scholarships for challenged
person to obtain Light Sport Pilot certificates
- 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
- Ron Levy, CFI, a Professional Instrument Courses - P.I.C 10 day course
instructor from Maryland
Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:
- Teaching flight instruction to challenged student pilots and
students who are a challenge to teach.
- Flying airplanes with hand controls
- Should the CFI become familiar with operating with hand
- How hard is it to learn flying with and controls?
- How many hours can it take for an experienced pilot or
instructor to re-learn to fly with hand controls?
- Obtaining an airmen's medical certificate for challenged
- The S.O.D.A. - Statement Of Demonstrated Ability
- The CFI's responsibily in regards to the medical
- The medical with "Limited to student pilot privileges
- What the Aviation Medical Examiner has to decide before issuing
- Scheduling the S.O.D.A. check with an examiner from the local
FSDO (Flight District Standards Office) before the pilot
- Some examples of medical issues discussed and how they can
- Paraplegic and quadroplegic students
- Visually impaired
- Other learning disabilities
- Sending the student on the Sport Pilot checkride
- What kind of help can the challenged student get?
- Will the FAA want the student demonstrate any special tasks
(like escaping the airpla ne) or have specific requiremets?
- How should the CFI evaluate a challenged student?
- A challenged student is much more motivated.
- Should the CFI can try to simulate the disability?
- An active WW II pilot ace who had lost both legs
- Has a CFI ever had a student who the CFI thought should give it
- Other issues with flight students
- A student not fluent in English
- A student with poor judgement
- A student who had a way higher opinion of his abilities than
his instructors did
- Students who can't meet performance standards and always have
- How the CFI could avoid such students
- How can the CFI deal with such students
Recorded Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 00:59:54 -