CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 2 | Issue 1 - (Page 1)
A PUBLICATION OF THE
Air Safety Institute
ASI's newsletter for the serious flight instructor | Vol. 2 Issue 1
“I NEVER BELIEVED THAT FLYING COULD BE SO MUCH FUN,” HE SAID. “I NEVER SOLOED BEFORE BECAUSE MY LAST INSTRUCTOR SCARED THE PANTS OFF ME.”
Table of Contents
3 ASI online: Accident forgiveness 4 CFI tools: The art of professionalism 5 Checklist: Fuel— good to go?
6 Safety spotlight: That sinking feeling 7 Chief's corner: In their shoes
Hubert and the spin
BY PATRICIA MATTISON
approached my first job as a CFI. I was enthusiastic (maybe to a fault), committed (I could teach a cat to fly), and dedicated (no matter how tough the student I could stick it out). For the first year, maybe two, I carried my instructor’s certificate like a badge of honor. Then the glow began to wear off. As my enthusiasm began to wane so did my students. I blamed the weather, lack of money, transfers out of the area, solo-itis, test-itis, you name it, everything but the truth: I had ceased to motivate them to fly—simple as that. I had begun to think only of the money and flight time I was earning toward that coveted ATP. I decided to invest in a flight school of my own and for a time the old me emerged. Once again I became enthusiastic (about owning my own business), committed (to building clientele), and dedicated (to earning a living). Then a student, let's call him Hubert, came to me for instruction. Hubert didn't want one of my instructors, he wanted me. Hubert lived a great distance away but was willing to travel many miles for my instruction. He had been told by my former students that I was patient—I gave my students
I REMEMBER EXACTLY how I felt when I
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 2 | Issue 1
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 2, Issue 1
ASI Online: Accident Forgiveness
CFI Tools: The Art of Professionalism
Checklist: Fuel— Good to Go?
Safety Spotlight: That Sinking Feeling
Chief's Corner: In Their Shoes
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 2 | Issue 1
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