CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 3

CFI
LETTERS
NOTES

LETTERS
No Airspeed Indicator!
Can You Fly the Airplane?
Ed Helmick posed this question in his article
in CFItoCFI Volume 11, Issue 2. Here are some
of the responses to that question.

As an extension of your article, consider the following. Cover all instruments and in the practice area and at a safe altitude
ask your student to climb to a defined altitude, at a new airspeed and an assigned heading. It is amazing how close most
students will achieve the desired result. As stated the body receives many inputs that you are not consciously aware of.
-Larry Johnson
Good glider pilots do it all the time. In fact, you will never
be a good glider pilot if you are constantly chasing the ASI.
I know exactly how far below the horizon a point on my
canopy should be at 50 knots (best thermalling speed) and
at 70 knots (straight and level running). Transition pilots
get the ASI covered very soon in the learning process.
-Glenn Yeldezian, glider CFI

All my students must fly one hour in the traffic pattern
without an airspeed indicator prior to solo. I actually
soloed a student without airspeed when I forgot to
remove the cover!
I always tell students, "The airplane is always talking to
you, you just have to listen. Remember, you fly the plane,
don't let the plane fly you!"

I just ferried a Ximango from Payson to Ft Myers. We
were packed to the gills with full fuel. As we took off
the airspeed read too high on climb, then went to zero
or near zero (I can't exactly recall). I used the GPS to
give me an idea of our airspeed by calculating what
groundspeed with the current winds would give me
approach speed at 5,200 msl. It worked nicely. But like
you point out in your article, it's all about your senses!
I loved your power + pitch = performance equation. I've
used that a lot over the years. I would add configuration
to the equation. In my case power is usually zero! And it's
all about pitch.
A joke of mine. "Why do you have to be a musician to fly a
glider?...Because you need to have perfect pitch!"
-Russ Hustead, MD, BSEE, CFI/CFIG

-Al Hubler, CFI 48 years

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CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3

CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3
CFI Notes and Letters
From the Editor : When Will I Fly Again? Taking a Focused Flight Review
Checkride Day—5 Things CFIs Should Make Sure Students Have with Them
Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills— Be Well-Informed
ASI Message: Check Your Fuel Caps One Last Time
CFI News
CFI Tips: A Dream Come True, Safely
Checkride Checklist: DPE Answers for Students and CFIs
Accident Case Study: Lake Renegade
Chart Challenge: Are TFRs Charted?
CFI's Point of View: Professionalism—From Day One
Reality Check: Costliest Insurance Claims?
You Can Fly: Introducing the Champions
Safety Quiz: Aircraft Performance
CFI Tools: Runway Safety
Chief's Corner: The Lazy Hazy Days of Summer
ASI Safety Tip: The Rudder—It Gets No Respect!
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - CFI Notes and Letters
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 3
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - From the Editor : When Will I Fly Again? Taking a Focused Flight Review
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - Checkride Day—5 Things CFIs Should Make Sure Students Have with Them
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 7
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 8
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 9
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills— Be Well-Informed
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - ASI Message: Check Your Fuel Caps One Last Time
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 12
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - CFI News
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 14
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 15
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 16
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - CFI Tips: A Dream Come True, Safely
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 18
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 19
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - Checkride Checklist: DPE Answers for Students and CFIs
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 21
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - Accident Case Study: Lake Renegade
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 23
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - Chart Challenge: Are TFRs Charted?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - CFI's Point of View: Professionalism—From Day One
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 26
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - Reality Check: Costliest Insurance Claims?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 28
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - You Can Fly: Introducing the Champions
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - Safety Quiz: Aircraft Performance
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - CFI Tools: Runway Safety
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 32
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - Chief's Corner: The Lazy Hazy Days of Summer
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 34
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 35
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - 36
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 11 Issue 3 - ASI Safety Tip: The Rudder—It Gets No Respect!
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