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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.

Aug 9, 2008

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

The CFIcast #11 CFI panel:

Topics discussed on CFIcast #11:

  • Training students on emergencies

  • The CFIs discuss a mid-air collision that occurred in the pattern at the Republic airport on Long Island on October 21, 2007.
  • Even airline crews have been known not to respond and coordinate properly.
  • How the military trains on emergency egress.
  • How should CFIs train students on handling emergencies?
  • How to deal with students who drop out of training.

  • Contact the student to discuss the situation.
  • The importance of following up with students.
  • The importance of community at the airport.
  • Find out and address the student's problem.
  • The starving CFI's dilemma...
  • For some, solo was the goal
  • Students who get frustrated with how many hours it's taking.
Recorded Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 00:47:00 - 21.6MB

The CFIcast and Pilotcast pilots send sincere thanks to Pilot Will of the Pilot's Flight Podlog for his help with the production of CFIcast #11.

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Stuart (student wannabe)
over ten years ago

Coming from a dog training background one of the things that is critical to try to do is to end a lesson on a positive note. The example used in the podcast was the person was really bad at stalls.. Go ahead and work on them but make sure the last part of the lesson is something that the student does well or can be successful with. Sometimes it is important to end the lesson early (stop when they get a good stall) and move on to other stuff. This both improves the learning as well as makes the student more likely to come back!