The Pilotcast

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

The CFIcast #12 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
  • Rick hosts a panel of female CFIs:
  • Kate Bernard, CFI, from Neenah, WI. Kate is developing a new Light Sport Pilot training program and is an instructor with Able Flight, a program that grants scholarships for challenged person to obtain Light Sport Pilot certificates.
  • Dr. Judith Parrish-Jones, PhD., CFI, Professor of Geology and past Dean of Science at the University of Idaho in Moscow.
  • Terri Watson, CFI, a pioneering U.S. Army veteran pilot, Commercial Fixed and Rotor wing pilot from Santa Rosa, CA.

Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:
  • Teaching female flight students.
  • The different typical student learning styles of women vs. men.
  • Should the CFI use different techniques for men vs. women?
  • Women and men require different motivations to fly.
  • Encouraging a lapsed student or student that has a bad experience.
  • Working out the match with the student and CFI.
  • How male instructors can avoid talking down to female students
  • How women students and pilots can deal with discrimination.
  • How woman pilots can socialize.
  • Marketing aviation to the public.
    • Building and marketing a new Light Sport Pilot school.
    • How to recruit more women CFIs.
    • How to encourage kids to get excited about aviation.
    • Elders too? They will want to get the brain exercise
Recorded Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 00:57:21 - 26.3MB

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