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The Significance of Safety in Flight Instruction: Best Practices for Instructors
The purpose of flight instruction is to help students develop the skills they need to become safe pilots. The best instructors use a variety of strategies and techniques in order to accomplish this goal....
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Essential Skills Every Certified Flight Instructor Should Master
The best flight instructors are more than just good pilots. They’re also skilled technical experts, excellent communicators and educators, and experienced professionals who know how to handle students...
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Reach for the Skies: Joining the CFI Academy
Overview of CFI Academy CFI Academy is an aviation training provider offering courses to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). The program covers ground school, flight instruction, and FAA practical...
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Discover the Requirements to Pilot a Seaplane in Lodi
What is Seaplane Flying? Seaplane flying in Lodi, CA requires that the pilot has a valid pilot’s license and holds an endorsement for seaplanes. Pilots must abide by all of the local laws governing seaplanes,...
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Actions speak louder than words
Right after 9/11, in 2001 (19 years ago), many flight schools went out of business. As most flight schools were shutting down, I was getting overwhelmed with new business. At that time, I was running CFI...
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Conversion of Canadian TCCA Pilot License to FAA Pilot Certificate
Canadian Pilot and Flight Instructor to FAA CFI Certification The FAA and Canada signed a Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) back in 2008. This agreement was eventually expanded in 2014. BASA allows...
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Endorsements and Training for Retest after Failure
Retesting After Failure – 14 CFR 61.49 A practical test can only have one of the 3 outcomes – Pass, Fail, or Discontinue. Of course the desired result is always to end up with a “Pass”,...
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Clearing Turns - See and be Seen
Clearing Turns. Or, Clear the Area? “If this was a checkride, I’d do the clearing turns before each maneuver”. “Would you like for me to do clearing turns?” Surprisingly, I hear such statements coming...
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How to get FCC Radio Operator Permit for FAA Commercial and Private Pilots
FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit FAA certificated pilots operating VHF radios and flying within the United States do not require any aircraft radio licensing or operator’s permit. Private...
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