CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 10

T RI C KS O F TH E TRAD E

COLLECTED WISDOM

EDITOR'S NOTE:
The following is a compilation of flight instructors' favorite techniques
for teaching a procedure, enhancing a student's aviation experience, and
promoting learning. Email cfinewsletter@aopa.org to share your favorite
instructional tip.
COCKPIT MISMANAGEMENT
Watch students get in the airplane planning on a local flight in the practice
area. They usually put their flight bag with all charts in the back. Now,
request he or she take you to a towered airport. The first thing they ask is,
"What's the frequency?" My response: It's on the chart in the back." This
reminds them to always have a current chart handy.
-Anonymous
RISK RULE OF THUMB: NO MORE THAN TWO
Some simple risk management rules that I've applied to my own flying,
I've also passed on to my students. For any flight, I take a list of risk factors
and decide in advance that I will accept no more than two. For example:
singe engine, night, IMC, high terrain, icing probability, unfamiliar
airplane, etc. A combination of any two is Okay. But more than two is a NoGo. The risk isn't worth stretching my skills.
-George Wilts
HOW LOW OR HIGH AM I?
In glider training, try to get students to continually judge altitude and
position relative to the touch down area without use of the cockpit panel.
Make sure they have at least one flight with the altimeter covered.
-Anonymous

A NOT SO 'USUAL' UNUSUAL ATTITUDE RECOVERY
During a series of instructional recoveries under the hood (e.g. back
to original heading and altitude), I will do something to change the
configuration of the aircraft (like adding flaps) before handing back the
controls and asking the student to recover. It will force the student to
evaluate the aircraft condition when they have difficulty returning the
airplane to its original heading, altitude, power, and airspeed.
-Ken Brown
A LITTLE CARB HEAT
To simulate the effects of density altitude on takeoff performance, have
the student take off with the carburetor heat On. This obviously means
you need to make sure to have plenty of runway and no obstacles for this
simulation.
-Anonymous
HOW NOT TO DO IT! LESSONS LEARNED
In the dark ages (with a full set of hair), I reported to Pensacola to "learn to
fly the T-28." My instructor was well schooled in the "Pensacola Pressure
Cooker" method of training. From Day One, until he was transferred, he
would swear at me at the top of his lungs from the beginning to the ending
of each hop. I was not really sure what the training goals were, but two
things were accomplished: 1) I hated nearly every second of training, and
2) I have never raised my voice at a student.
-Anonymous

How about you? Do you have a tip you'd like to share with other CFIs?
Email cfinewsletter@aopa.org to add your wisdom to the list.



CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2

CFI-to-CFI Newsletter—Vol. 10, Issue 2
CFI Notes
CFI Notes: Letters
CFI Notes: Did You Know? There I Was…A Cirrus, a Cruise Ship, and the USCG
Standards Dissected—ACS Basics
Safety Seminar: Difficult Decisions—What Would You Do?
Collected Wisdom: Tricks of the Trade
CFI News
CFI Tips: Beyond Teaching "To the Test"—How To Ramp Up Your Instruction
ASI Message: Moving Up, Down, or Sideways
Real Pilot Story: Powerless Over Paris
Safety Spotlight: Scalable Safety Framework
Point/Counterpoint: Keep Spinning the Whiz Wheel or E6B No Mo?
Chart Challenge: The Art of the IFR Chart
You Can Fly: 2019 AOPA FlightTraining Service Experience Survey Now Open
Safety Quiz: Density Altitude
CFI Tools: Weather or Not—Thunderstorm Challenge
Chief's Corner: Mentoring—A Different Perspective
Safety Tip: Marshalling Signals
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI-to-CFI Newsletter—Vol. 10, Issue 2
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI Notes
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI Notes: Letters
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI Notes: Did You Know? There I Was…A Cirrus, a Cruise Ship, and the USCG
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Standards Dissected—ACS Basics
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 7
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 8
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Safety Seminar: Difficult Decisions—What Would You Do?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Collected Wisdom: Tricks of the Trade
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI News
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 12
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 13
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 14
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI Tips: Beyond Teaching "To the Test"—How To Ramp Up Your Instruction
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 16
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 17
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 18
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - ASI Message: Moving Up, Down, or Sideways
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 20
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Real Pilot Story: Powerless Over Paris
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 22
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Safety Spotlight: Scalable Safety Framework
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Point/Counterpoint: Keep Spinning the Whiz Wheel or E6B No Mo?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 25
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 26
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Chart Challenge: The Art of the IFR Chart
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 28
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - You Can Fly: 2019 AOPA FlightTraining Service Experience Survey Now Open
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Safety Quiz: Density Altitude
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 31
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI Tools: Weather or Not—Thunderstorm Challenge
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Chief's Corner: Mentoring—A Different Perspective
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 34
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 35
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Safety Tip: Marshalling Signals
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