Feb 25, 2008
CFIcast #014 - CFIs on Ice! - Certified Flight Instructor
Aviation Podcast - 2008.02.21
Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on the Hangar
Flying conversation with Certified Flight Instructors!
The CFIcast #14 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
- Special guest CFI Scott Dennstaedt, CFI, a former a
NWS Meteorologist, creator of the "Ice is Not Ice"
seminar on CD. Scott is an IFR magazine contributing editor,
writer for Plane and Pilot, Pilot Journal and Twin and Turbine.
FAA-certificated instrument flight instructor with about 3,500+
hours, currently teaching in technically advanced aircraft. Scott
helped the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association develop a pilot
proficiency program and helped the Columbia owner's association
develop a recurrent training program. Scott also does one-on-one
aviation weather training with pilots via WebEx.
- Kate Bernard, CFI,
from Neenah, WI who just earned her multi-engine CFI rating.
- Greg Bockelman, CFI. A 777 pilot for a major airline and owner
of a Cessna 195.
- 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:
- Scott Dennstaedt on The Skew-T diagram to
predict icing conditions
- Do CFIs teach flight in actual ice?
- Tools to evaluate icing conditions
- Should CFIs give student an exposure to actual ice?
- Should the CFI share a healthy respect and avoid ice with
- If the CFI demonstrates an ice encounter is the student likely
to think an ice encounter is tolerable on try it on their own?
- If the student gets a scare from ice on a dual session
- Teaching a known ice capable aircraft.
- Appreciating students who do proper preparation.
- Teaching how to evaluate where the ice would be.
- What the CFI's ethical obligation to give students an exposure
- How do pilots evaluate their own competence?
- Teaching instrument students that they can't always expect to
be able to fly.
- Can you teach the discipline and judgment required.
- Teaching the student what to do if they have an ice
- Can the CFI just brief the student on what to do in an ice
encounter without giving an actual experience?<
- Will the simulator work to simulate ice?
- The aircraft's performance in ice is hard to predict. They
aren't required to tested in ice.
Recorded Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 01:07:00 -
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