The Pilotcast

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

The CFIcast #6 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
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot & instructor from Ames, Iowa


Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:
  • Flight instructing in marginal weather conditions
    • What lesson do you hope the student pilot learns?
    • Is it necessary to do instrument training in actual Instrument Meteorological Conditions?
    • What about instrument training in places where there is no IMC to be found?


Recorded Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 00:35:58 - 16.5MB

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward

Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at

Direct download: CFIcast006_2007.04.12.mp3
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CFIcast #4 and CFIcast #5 coming later this year You may be wondering why the CFIcasts published went from CFIcast #3 to CFIcast #6.

It turned out that in CFIcast #4 and CFIcast #5 the CFIs discussed some topics about flying in the Winter.  Rather than send those out in the Summer and Fall we decided to hold those until it's closer to Winter.

Sad but true.  We're almost a year behind.  Sorry. 

We'll publish CFIcast #4 and CFIcast #5 in a few months. 

We have some more CFIcast shows and Pilotcast videos that will be published in the next few days.
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