CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 4

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

COVID-19 and How to Prepare to Fly Again

Two Guides to Help You, Your Flight School, and Your Students
BY ALICIA HERON

AS WE PROGRESS THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND STATES MODIFY
SOCIAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS, MANY AVIATION OPERATORS CAN BEGIN TO
REOPEN, AND FORMERLY GROUNDED PILOTS CAN RETURN TO FLIGHT. To aid in

The COVID-19 Flight Operations Guide is designed to help flight schools, flying
clubs, FBOs, and other aircraft operators move "from risk 'avoidance' to risk
management." The guide provides factors to consider when making the decision
to open and offers suggestions on how to do so carefully while monitoring for
signs of sustained operational wellness.

The Return-to-Flight Proficiency Plan for pilots, sponsored by Hartzell
Propeller, includes profiles for VFR and IFR pilots and is designed to give
a clear, step-by-step approach to refreshing knowledge and sharpening
skills that degrade after a period of inactivity, such as grounding due to local
quarantine orders. Proficiency degrades progressively the longer a pilot
remains inactive, and the guide reminds pilots to expect a different level of
performance after extended time on the ground.

"AOPA recognizes operators have some difficult choices to make under
unprecedented circumstances," said Richard McSpadden, executive director of
the Air Safety Institute. "The COVID-19 guide offers them a framework for how
to assess their situation and then some suggestions on steps they can take to
resume and sustain operations."

this process, AOPA and the AOPA Air Safety Institute have created two guides to
help operators and pilots facilitate a safe return to operations.

Either rusty pilots or dormant aircraft can be problematic. In combination,
they present an expanded risk to aviation safety. AOPA's guidance takes these
factors into consideration and aims to help ease the transition to reopening while
maintaining a high standard of safety.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE GUIDES:

*	 airsafetyinstitute.org/returntoflight
*	 aopa.org/COVID19FlightOpsGuide
Alicia Heron is an aviation writer who joined the AOPA Air Safety Institute
in 2018. She is a multiengine-rated commercial pilot with advance ground and
instrument flight instructor certificates. Alicia is based in Los Angeles and enjoys
tailwheel flying best. Email: alicia.heron@aopa.org

Return-to-flight Proficiency Plan: WELCOME BACK TO THE SKIES
The AOPA Air Safety Institute is proud to partner with Hartzell Propeller, Inc., to bring you this guide
to help you regain proficiency, which degrades progressively the longer you remain inactive. Expect a
different level of performance from where you left off, based on the period of time you have not flown.


http://www.airsafetyinstitute.org/returntoflight http://www.aopa.org/COVID19FlightOpsGuide

CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2

CFItoCFI Newsletter—Vol. 11, Issue 2
CFI Notes and Letters
In the Spotlight: COVID-19 and How to Prepare to Fly Again
Rejected Takeoffs—Lessons Learned from a First Solo
Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills—Be Well-Informed
ASI Message: Fly with Focus—Help Lower Insurance Rates
CFI News
CFI Tips: Share the Joy!
Teaching Technique: Simplifying Airspace with Rocket Science
There I Was... Midair
CFI Tools: Public Benefit Flying—Feed Your Passion
CFI's Point of View: No Airspeed Indicator! Can You Fly the Airplane?
Beyond Proficient: Teach Your Students Well
You Can Fly: Flight Training Experience Project—Lights, Camera, Action!
Safety Quiz: Thunderstorms
Lessons Learned: Onboard Weather Display—What You See May Not Be What You Get
Chief's Corner: New Checklists
Pilot Safety Announcement: Phone Home
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - CFItoCFI Newsletter—Vol. 11, Issue 2
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - CFI Notes and Letters
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 3
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - In the Spotlight: COVID-19 and How to Prepare to Fly Again
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - Rejected Takeoffs—Lessons Learned from a First Solo
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 7
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 8
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills—Be Well-Informed
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - ASI Message: Fly with Focus—Help Lower Insurance Rates
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 11
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - CFI News
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 13
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 14
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 15
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - CFI Tips: Share the Joy!
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 17
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 18
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - Teaching Technique: Simplifying Airspace with Rocket Science
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 20
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 21
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 22
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - There I Was... Midair
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - CFI Tools: Public Benefit Flying—Feed Your Passion
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - CFI's Point of View: No Airspeed Indicator! Can You Fly the Airplane?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 26
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - Beyond Proficient: Teach Your Students Well
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 28
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - You Can Fly: Flight Training Experience Project—Lights, Camera, Action!
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 30
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - Safety Quiz: Thunderstorms
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - Lessons Learned: Onboard Weather Display—What You See May Not Be What You Get
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 33
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - Chief's Corner: New Checklists
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 35
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 36
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - 37
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 2 - Pilot Safety Announcement: Phone Home
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