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ATTENTION RENTERS:
Crosswinds Restaurant, and I delighted in introducing my neighbors, old and new. Within minutes they were swapping tales like old friends. Gary is a pilot too, though he hasn’t flown in years. Over corned beef hash and powerful black coffee, he told of puddle-jumping his dad’s Piper Cruiser on floats around Ontario’s lakes as a teenager. Suzanne detailed her pilot-training adventures, and Sue related her husbands’ fighterjockey experiences. I’d also scheduled a brief maintenance stop before heading home. Again Suzanne assumed radio duties for the 30-minute hop to Prescott’s Love Field. There, my guests chatted in the cockpit while Cobham Avionics technicians conducted a routine test and sent us on our way. “When do you expect to solo?” I asked Suzanne as we navigated our final leg homeward. “It’s hard for me to tell, since I’ve never done this before,” she replied, “but I’m learning a lot, and having loads of fun. So when it happens, it happens.” I knew our excursion was a hit when Jean reported friendly squabbling at Sue and Suzanne’s mah jong gathering that afternoon over who’d get the next airplane ride. But that’s not the end of the story. Last week Suzanne casually mentioned that she might solo the next day. “Don’t forget your camera,” I counseled. “Why?” she replied. “I’ll always remember soloing in my head. Besides, what would I photograph?” “Yourself in the cockpit, Suzanne, or in front of the plane. Plenty of people will want to see it—including me!” I phoned to congratulate her the next day after receiving the accompanying photo. “I must admit,” she said, “soloing didn’t seem like that big of a deal at the time, but the more I think about it... Well, let’s just say I’m glad you told me to bring my camera!” Looks like we’ll have plenty more to talk about at our next guys’—and girls’—morning out.
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Flight Training - March 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Flight Training - March 2011

Flight Training - March 2011
Contents
President’s Perspective
Right Seat
Flight Forum
Going Places?
This Weekend
Tech Tip
Success Story
Air Safety Institute
Since You Asked
Final Exam
Legal Q & A
Flying Carpet
Insights
Checkride
The Flight Training Experience: Making It Work
Where Do You Stand?
Is This Flightopia?
The 12-Step Lesson Plan
Weather
Flight Lesson
Who Will Fly?
Career Advisor
Career Pilot News
Can a CFI Use Pizza in the Cockpit?
Flight Instructor Burnout
By the Numbers
Advertiser Index
Debrief
Flight Training - March 2011 - Flight Training - March 2011
Flight Training - March 2011 - Cover2
Flight Training - March 2011 - Contents
Flight Training - March 2011 - 2
Flight Training - March 2011 - 3
Flight Training - March 2011 - President’s Perspective
Flight Training - March 2011 - 5
Flight Training - March 2011 - Right Seat
Flight Training - March 2011 - 7
Flight Training - March 2011 - Flight Forum
Flight Training - March 2011 - 9
Flight Training - March 2011 - Going Places?
Flight Training - March 2011 - 11
Flight Training - March 2011 - This Weekend
Flight Training - March 2011 - Tech Tip
Flight Training - March 2011 - Success Story
Flight Training - March 2011 - Air Safety Institute
Flight Training - March 2011 - Since You Asked
Flight Training - March 2011 - 17
Flight Training - March 2011 - Final Exam
Flight Training - March 2011 - Legal Q & A
Flight Training - March 2011 - Flying Carpet
Flight Training - March 2011 - 21
Flight Training - March 2011 - Insights
Flight Training - March 2011 - Checkride
Flight Training - March 2011 - The Flight Training Experience: Making It Work
Flight Training - March 2011 - 25
Flight Training - March 2011 - 26
Flight Training - March 2011 - 27
Flight Training - March 2011 - 28
Flight Training - March 2011 - 29
Flight Training - March 2011 - Where Do You Stand?
Flight Training - March 2011 - 31
Flight Training - March 2011 - Is This Flightopia?
Flight Training - March 2011 - 33
Flight Training - March 2011 - 34
Flight Training - March 2011 - 35
Flight Training - March 2011 - The 12-Step Lesson Plan
Flight Training - March 2011 - 37
Flight Training - March 2011 - 38
Flight Training - March 2011 - 39
Flight Training - March 2011 - Weather
Flight Training - March 2011 - 41
Flight Training - March 2011 - Flight Lesson
Flight Training - March 2011 - Who Will Fly?
Flight Training - March 2011 - Career Advisor
Flight Training - March 2011 - 45
Flight Training - March 2011 - Career Pilot News
Flight Training - March 2011 - Can a CFI Use Pizza in the Cockpit?
Flight Training - March 2011 - Flight Instructor Burnout
Flight Training - March 2011 - By the Numbers
Flight Training - March 2011 - 50
Flight Training - March 2011 - Advertiser Index
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Flight Training - March 2011 - Debrief
Flight Training - March 2011 - Cover3
Flight Training - March 2011 - Cover4
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