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CFIcast #4 - Teaching students about Winter Operations. FAAST. Teaching proper CTAF announcements - Certified Flight Instructor Aviation Podcast.

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

The CFIcast #4 CFI panel:

  • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com 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, host of the The AMECast
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot & instructor from Ames, Iowa
  • Tom Gilmore, CFI, from Florida, owner of an FBO, Gilmore Aviation Services author of articles for NAFI and IFR magazines.
  • Ron Levy, CFI, a Professional Instrument Courses - P.I.C 10 day course instructor from Maryland

 

Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:
    Operating the aircraft in the winter
  • Know the temperature you MUST pre-heat the engine
  • Use an engine preheater like the
  • Keeping the mixture as rich as possible.
  • Good advice for renters
  • Removing frost from the wings
  • Taking care of the battery
  • Don't pump the throttle
  • A great resource: Doug Ritter's Equipped to Survive
  • Where you want to keep the plane on the taxiway or the runway
  • Being aware of the risk of CO when using the airplane heater. Carry an electronics CO detector.
    • The FAA FAAST - Safety Team program
      • Aviation Safety Counselors
      • What can you do when you see somebody doing something dumb?
      • Doing an "intervention."
        • The CFIs tell some "war stories:"
        • Leaving the engine running and walking away
        • A twin pilot tries does a hand prop with his wife at the controls
    • Tony's gear-up landing incident may result in an AD
    • Airworthiness Directive (AD) vs. Service Bulletin (SB)
    • How to kill off "Any traffic please advise?"
    • Teaching making good CTAF calls
    Recorded Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 01:09:54 - 32.1MB

    Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward
    Song: "Flying Away" by Empyrion from the State of Washington Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

    Copyright © 2007, 2008 The Pilotcast
    Direct download: CFICast_004_2007.01.25.mp3
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    CFIcast #5 - First flights. Signing off solos. Keeping interest in flight training over winter.

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

    The CFIcast #5 CFI panel:

    • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com 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, host of the 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:
    • What should be the first lesson for a new student.
    • Evaluating a new student<./li>
    • What is a good first flight for a new student?
    • What if the student's first visit to the FBO is a bad experience?
    • What percentage of discovery flight students come back for lessons?
    • When the student expects to solo
    • Those who think they should solo in x number of hours
    • When do you release a student for solo?
    • What solo sign-offs make the CFI nervous?
    • How to sign off and track a student on a solo cross country
    • Evaluating a new-to-you student who is well along in training
    • How do you keep students interested in flight training during the winter?
    • Sharing the experiences during the winter
    Recorded Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 00:59:57 - 27.5MB

    Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward

    Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

    Copyright © 2007,2008 The Pilotcast
    Direct download: CFIcast_005_2007.05.08.mp3
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    Pilotcast #060 - AOPA Expo 2007 report - Aviation Podcast - 2007.10.24

    Join the Hangar Flying update after AOPA Expo 2007 in Hartford, CT with Pilot Dan, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Mike

    The news update from Hartford:

     

    Recorded Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 01:00:42 - 28.1MB

    Song: Sky Mall by Jonathon Coulton. Music on the Pilotcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

    Pilotcast show notes are at http://www.pilotcast.com

    Copyright © 2007 The Pilotcast
    Direct download: Pilotcast_060_2008.01.03.mp3
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    CFIcast #7 - Flight Instructing in marginal weather conditions, cancellations, best training planes

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

    The CFIcast #7 CFI panel:

    • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com 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, host of the AMEcast
    • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot & instructor from Ames, Iowa
    • Chip Gibbons, CFI, aerobatic pilot from Rogers, Arkansas
    • Dr. Judy Parrish-Jones, Ph.D., CFI professor of Geological Sciences and former Dean of Sciences at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho
    • and a bit of commentary from Pilot Mike of The Pilotcast

    • When should a flight intructor cancel the scheduled lesson due to weather conditions?
      • Should you work with the student pilot to make the go/no go decision?
      • Is there a danger that the student will learn the wrong lesson on decision making?
      • Is the cancellation of flight itself a great lesson?
    • What are the best airplanes for training?
    • What are the issues with giving flight training in airplanes with glass cockpits?

     

    Recorded Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 01:21:38 - 37.4MB

    Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward

    Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

    Copyright © 2007,2008 The Pilotcast
    Direct download: CFIcast007_2007.05.17.mp3
    Category:audio -- posted at: 11:32pm EDT