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CFI Tips

i opted to demonStrAte the StAndArdS for hiS initiAl
leArning tArget (Solo) AS well AS the StAndArd i
expected for the priVAte certificAte. in other wordS,
i gAVe him A new ruler with which to meASure both
current And future performAnce.
I gave him a new ruler with which to measure both current and future performance.
I did it by making a rather firm landing on
the main gear while sparing the nosegear
from first contact. Then I commented that
even though the landing was firm, it was
also satisfactory as long as all similar landings were consistent. If he had 10 great
landings and one near disaster, that wasn't
OK. Consistency (among other criteria
not listed here), not perfection, was my

minimum standard for solo. “Once that is
achieved,” I informed him, “expect me to
raise the ante.”

We think (or should be thinking), “That was
pretty good for a student who had 15 lessons.”
Well, let’s tell 'em! Share the good news.

Now, don’t for one nanosecond think I'm
advocating acceptance of a lower overall
skill level. I'm not. What I’m saying is that
we should simply let the student measure
his or her performance by the same ruler
we are using at any given time. As flight
instructors, we don’t think, “That landing
wasn’t perfect, compared to what I can do.”

Keep one thing in mind: you can’t measure the
right stuff with the wrong ruler.

Rod Machado is a flight instructor, author,
educator, and speaker. He has been a pilot since
1970 and a CFI since 1973. Visit his website
(www.rodmachado.com).

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

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CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Vol. 4, Issue 2
Contents
5 Tips for Dynamite Demonstrations
Safety Quiz: Thunderstorm Avoidance
ASI Online: Accident Case Study - Time Lapse
CFI Tips: Measure With the Right Ruler
ASI Message: Stuff Your CFII May Not Have Told You
Did You Know? 2013 Flight Training Excellence Awards
Safety Seminar: Chart Challenge - Live & Flying for a Lifetime
Safety Spotlight: See For Yourself
Real Pilot Story: Bird Strike
CFI Tools: Boost Your Business
Chief's Corner: eFIRC
Ask ATC: Practice Approach
ASI Note: Storm Week
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CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - Contents
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - 5 Tips for Dynamite Demonstrations
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - 4
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - 5
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - 7
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - 8
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - Safety Quiz: Thunderstorm Avoidance
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - ASI Online: Accident Case Study - Time Lapse
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - 11
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - 12
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - CFI Tips: Measure With the Right Ruler
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - 14
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - 15
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - 16
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - ASI Message: Stuff Your CFII May Not Have Told You
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - Did You Know? 2013 Flight Training Excellence Awards
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - Safety Seminar: Chart Challenge - Live & Flying for a Lifetime
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - Safety Spotlight: See For Yourself
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CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - Real Pilot Story: Bird Strike
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - CFI Tools: Boost Your Business
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 2 - Chief's Corner: eFIRC
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