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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 "The 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 students?
  • 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 to ice?
  • 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 encounter.
  • 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 - 30.7MB

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

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Direct download: CFIcast014_Ice_2008.02.21.mp3
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CFIcast #008 - CFIs on Flight reviews, check rides, and IPCs - CFIs on Pilot Examiners - Certified Flight Instructor Aviation Podcast - 2007.07.19

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

The CFIcast #8 CFI panel:

 

Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:
  • CFIs on what to expect on a flight review
  • FAA Advisory Circular 61.98A
  • How CFIs evaluate a pilot
  • Make the review match the kind of flying the pilot does
  • Evaluate the pilot's knowledge of new issues on regulations like stadium TFRs
  • Ask the pilot what they would like to review
  • How long does a flight review take?
  • Do a pre-review interview
  • Common problem areas that should be covered
    • Maintaining control on landing
    • Landings and takeoffs on short, narrow, and/or grass fields
    • Using too much runway
    • Even flying straight and level
  • How many flight reviews end in one session?
  • How do pilots evaluate their own competence?
  • Pilots who try to intimidate the CFI
  • The instrument Practical Test Standards
  • Ron: The flight review is a training event. The IPC is a check ride.
  • Tony: Crank up the stress on the IPC
  • Rick: The FAA regulations are only the minimum standards. Should we have tougher standards?
  • FAA FAR 61.57 on the Instrument Proficiency Check
  • CFIs get to know the DPEs
  • Does the CFI talk to DPE before the checkride?
  • Pick a DPE that is nearby?
  • Should the CFI brief the student on what the DPE asks?
  • CFIs sharing DPE evaluations
  • DPEs who don't do checkrides "by the book"
  • The CFI keeping tabs on the applicant's practical test
  • "Maverick" DPEs -Are there active DPEs who should be disciplined?
  • Should the CFI be concerned if the DPE doesn't seem to cover everything?
Recorded Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 01:02:13 - 28.5MB

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

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Direct download: CFIcast008_2007.07.19_Reviews.mp3
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Pilotcast Video report #3 from EAA Airventure 2007 in Oshkosh, WI, USA in July of 2007.

Some hangar flying after the User Fees panel with Phil Boyer, President of the US Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, AOPA with some discussion about the user fees issue in the US.

Pilot Kent talks again to Alan Klapmieir, co-founder and CEO of Cirrus Design

 

Recorded on July 25 and July 28 2007 - 00:18:41 - 110.4MB

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