Once pilots and CFIs
understand this, the training opportunities are vastly expanded.
Certificated better describes a CFI
, yet the FAA acquiesced to linguistic trends expanding the definition of certified to include a certificate holder.
told us that regardless of your choice of systems--and all of them feel that both are worthy choices--you must fly the system regularly to maintain useable proficiency.
It seems that younger CFIs
tend to be employed at the larger commercial or university-based schools.
The next section lays out my personal training standards, which include monthly refreshers with a CFI
and establishes duty times and mandatory rest periods when I'm on the road.
In this paraphrased ASRS report, a pilot was saved with the help of an alert controller and CFI
However, what my research found was the mean age of CFIs
involved in a fatal accident is 44.
recognized that the ideal preflight varies with the aircraft.
Eight recent CFI
graduates of aviation universities would saddle up eight Cessna Sky-catchers and spend a month traveling the country to expose potential pilots to aviation.
On the ground, CFIs
can better control how any flight lesson is going to play out.
We don't have a particularly active web-page, but if flight schools and freelance CFIs
who have programs like this want to contact us, we'll publish a list in a future issue.
Clubs can range in size from five members to hundreds, and feature multiple aircraft, CFIs
and even simulators and social events.