CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 28

CFI'S POINT OF VIEW
REALISTIC OPPORTUNITIES

Changes in GA-some profound, others subtle-facilitate a pilot's control
over safety. Pilots mitigate aviation's most significant risks when they " plan
their flight and fly their plan. " Using today's technology coupled with good
training, even the recently certificated private pilot can plan thoroughly and
perform successfully.
The Internet, handheld communication devices, aviation apps, and
onboard avionics provide a wealth of information and planning tools
that are comprehensive and easy to use. Relatively low-cost software
such as ForeFlight and other planning aids provide capabilities that were
available only to airline operation
centers and corporate flight
CFIS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY-INDEED,
departments less than a decade
THE OBLIGATION-TO PROVIDE STUDENTS
earlier. Consider the impact of
weather on safety: While loss
WITH THE TOOLS TO FLY SAFELY AND TO
of control (LOC) and controlled
INSTILL WITHIN THEIR STUDENTS THE
flight into terrain (CFIT) are
SENSE OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO
numbers one and two on the
APPLY THOSE TOOLS CONSISTENTLY.
NTSB's list of leading causes of
fatal GA accidents, weather plays
a significant role in both those areas. Weather also is a contributing factor
in number seven-unintended flight into IMC-on the NTSB's top 10
list. But a well-prepared pilot, trained in perceiving risks and processing
weather data, can significantly reduce the likelihood of a mishap because
of unexpected flight conditions.

As pilots, have we ever been caught in bad weather? Doubtful. Rather, we fly
into bad weather. The environment in which we fly can only be one of three
things-as forecast, better than forecast, or worse than forecast. Processing
information available from today's weather tools and monitoring actual
conditions en route, such as requesting METARs and detecting ceiling
changes along with observed visibility while proceeding cross-country, a
pilot is highly unlikely to be " caught " in bad weather.
Pilots also have profound influence over fuel-related accidents, number four
on the NTSB's top 10 list. GPS all but assures that becoming lost or outflying
one's fuel supply is unlikely for the pilot who uses available resources in
today's technology-enabled world of aviation.
Similarly, systems component and engine failures without any warning-
while possible-are rare, accounting for about 8 percent of all GA fatal
accidents. Backup instrumentation is now available via installed standby
systems as well as low-cost attitude heading reference systems on
handheld devices. Avionics systems monitor engine behavior and enable
a pilot to locate the nearest airport when problems arise. Technology
provides many add-on options that did not exist when most GA aircraft
flying today were manufactured.



CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1

CFItoCFI Newsletter—Vol. 12, Issue 1
CFI Notes
From the Editor: What's Your One-Stop Safety Source? Safety Spotlights, Of Course
What Good Flight Training Looks Like—Effective Teaching Delivers Students More Learning, Fun, and Consistency
Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills—Be Well-Informed
Safety Webinars: Proficiency 101—Create Your Personalized Plan for Safe Flight
ASI Message: See Something? Say Something?
CFI News
CFI Tips: Getting Back in the Game
Checkride Checklist: DPE Answers for Students and CFIs
There I Was...: Power Loss After Takeoff
Chart Challenge: Where the Wildlife Lives
CFI's Point of View: CFIs, Students, and Safety—Mitigating Risks
Accident Case Study: Trapped in Ice
You Can Fly: AFTA to Enhance Your Flight Instructing Experience—A Dynamic Training Tool
Safety Quiz: In-Flight Icing
CFI Tools: Ease Your Students' Mic Fright—Have Them Say It Right!
Chief's Corner: A Knock on the Head—Almost Didn't See It Coming
Runway Safety: Allentown, PA—No Room for a Mistake
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - CFItoCFI Newsletter—Vol. 12, Issue 1
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - CFI Notes
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - From the Editor: What's Your One-Stop Safety Source? Safety Spotlights, Of Course
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 4
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - What Good Flight Training Looks Like—Effective Teaching Delivers Students More Learning, Fun, and Consistency
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 7
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 8
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills—Be Well-Informed
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Safety Webinars: Proficiency 101—Create Your Personalized Plan for Safe Flight
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - ASI Message: See Something? Say Something?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 12
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - CFI News
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 14
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 15
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 16
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - CFI Tips: Getting Back in the Game
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 18
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 19
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 20
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Checkride Checklist: DPE Answers for Students and CFIs
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 22
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - There I Was...: Power Loss After Takeoff
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 24
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 25
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Chart Challenge: Where the Wildlife Lives
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - CFI's Point of View: CFIs, Students, and Safety—Mitigating Risks
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 28
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 29
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Accident Case Study: Trapped in Ice
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 31
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - You Can Fly: AFTA to Enhance Your Flight Instructing Experience—A Dynamic Training Tool
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Safety Quiz: In-Flight Icing
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - CFI Tools: Ease Your Students' Mic Fright—Have Them Say It Right!
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 35
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Chief's Corner: A Knock on the Head—Almost Didn't See It Coming
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 37
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 38
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Runway Safety: Allentown, PA—No Room for a Mistake
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