CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 19

CFI TIPS
As much fun as it is to practice maneuvers and emergencies, Doug made
sure I was comfortable landing back at my home airport. Not only is the
runway less than half the length of every other airport I've flown at, but
it has rising terrain on one side and trees almost encroaching the 20 to 1
slope on one end of the 2,511-foot runway. Our third flight, therefore, was
dedicated to pattern work. Short-field takeoff and landing procedures
were drilled into my brain, emergencies related to the takeoff and landing
environment were practiced, and go arounds were expected.
Finally, all the pieces came together for the fourth flight, which began with a
2-hour ground review and summary of previous flights. That was followed by
a flight to a local airport, using an iPad for navigation, and demonstration of a
go around, simulated emergency landing, and short-field takeoffs and landings.
What a joy to get that signature in my logbook and be current once again.
If your student is transitioning to a new airplane, pay special attention to
the procedures that might be unique and therefore new to the pilot-such
as whether or not carb heat should be applied for landing, and whether the
trim 'wheel' is actually a turn crank located on the ceiling. And while your
student may not be operating from a new 'home base,' the flight review is
the opportunity to have her fly her airplane to another airport that will
challenge her skills. It may have a short runway, a challenging approach, or
a tower. Whatever makes it different for her will be good practice.
My review was extremely thorough and each lesson had a specific plan,
leading up to the final review. This was no 'check the box' flight review, and
I was thankful for Doug's structured approach to all that I needed to learn
and relearn. Now, the key is to keep it up. By flying at least once per week
I'm able to keep learning, sharpen my skills, and maintain confidence. And
flying with my husband, who is also a CFI, ensures that my flight review
never really ends.
So, was this the most time-consuming and expensive flight review I've ever
experienced? Yes. But, feeling safe while taking my children flying to help
ignite the aviation spark within them? Well, that's absolutely priceless! May
all your students have such successful flight reviews.
Kathleen Vasconcelos is an instrument-rated flight instructor, and a
commercial pilot with multiengine and instrument ratings. She lives in New
Hampshire. Email: kvasconcelos.ofc@gmail.com
DOUG SENT ME A SYLLABUS SO I WOULD KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FOR THIS
" RUST REMOVAL " ADVENTURE, AND I SENT PHOTOS OF THE AIRCRAFT PANEL
SO HE WOULD KNOW WHAT INSTRUMENTATION WAS INSTALLED IN MY
PIPER CHEROKEE.

CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2

CFItoCFI Newsletter—Vol. 12, Issue 2
CFI Notes
Letters
Navigating BasicMed—Follow These Simple Steps
Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills—Be Well-Informed
Safety Webinars: Freedom in Rules—Responsibly Transitioning from Paper to EFT
ASI Message: An Impossible Turn?—Reality Check on Turnbacks
CFI News
CFI Tips: The Longest Flight Review
Checkride Checklist: DPE Answers for Students and CFIs
Practical Advice: Avoid Mishaps—Keep Your Pocket Book Happy
Chart Challenge: Rocket Science or Space Race?
CFI's Point of View: Nontowered Airport Ops—Safety and Good Manners
Accident Case Study: Faulty Assumptions
You Can Fly: AOPA's Flight Training Experience Survey is Back!
Safety Quiz: Colllision Avoidance
CFI Tools: Thunder and Lightning—Can be Frightening
Chief's Corner: Conversations About This and That
Runway Safety: Over the Line
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - CFItoCFI Newsletter—Vol. 12, Issue 2
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - CFI Notes
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - Letters
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - Navigating BasicMed—Follow These Simple Steps
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 5
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 7
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 8
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills—Be Well-Informed
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - Safety Webinars: Freedom in Rules—Responsibly Transitioning from Paper to EFT
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - ASI Message: An Impossible Turn?—Reality Check on Turnbacks
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 12
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - CFI News
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 14
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 15
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 16
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - CFI Tips: The Longest Flight Review
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 18
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 19
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 20
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - Checkride Checklist: DPE Answers for Students and CFIs
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 22
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - Practical Advice: Avoid Mishaps—Keep Your Pocket Book Happy
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 24
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 25
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - Chart Challenge: Rocket Science or Space Race?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 27
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - CFI's Point of View: Nontowered Airport Ops—Safety and Good Manners
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 29
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - Accident Case Study: Faulty Assumptions
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 31
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - You Can Fly: AOPA's Flight Training Experience Survey is Back!
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - Safety Quiz: Colllision Avoidance
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - CFI Tools: Thunder and Lightning—Can be Frightening
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 35
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 36
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - Chief's Corner: Conversations About This and That
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 38
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - 39
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 2 - Runway Safety: Over the Line
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