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food, sushi, and Delhi-Indian cuisine—fare not found on the Navajo Nation. We went fishing and visited violinmaker Jeff Robinson to adjust Tyler’s viola. “How can you tell the difference between a violinist and a fiddler?” Jeff asked. “The violinist brags about how much she paid for her instrument, while the fiddler brags about how little he paid for his.” Later that week, Tyler performed Tchaikovsky with the summer-camp orchestra. When his family joined us for the final Beethoven concert, all of us were stunned by his amazing progress in just two weeks. The following month, I retrieved Tyler at Window Rock for his next adventure. To avoid midday heat, we flew early in the morning back to Flagstaff and then raced a thunderstorm over Mingus Mountain to Prescott. After touring Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s western campus together, I left Tyler for a week of ground school, simulator, and flight training. He’d pilot a night excursion to Scottsdale and a round-trip journey over the Grand Canyon to St. George, Utah. “You were right, Greg,” said Tyler, flying us home afterward from Prescott to Window Rock, “I was the most experienced pilot there. One student even got sick on the first flight and had to fly alone with an instructor for a few days to get comfortable.” Tyler’s dream to become a professional pilot now burns brighter than ever, and he hopes to earn his degree at Embry-Riddle. “This was an awesome summer, Greg!” he said when we parted. “I just wish it wasn’t over!” “It’s been a blast for me, too, Tyler. And thanks to you, Jeff Robinson is refurbishing my violin!” Soon Tyler was sending me duets to learn, and I was gifting classical music for his iPod. Picture this Navajo kid hanging out with his buddies after school; while the rest are sampling hip-hop on their music players, he’s groovin’ to Bach, and plotting his course to see the world from a cockpit.
Greg Brown is an aviation author, photographer, and former National Flight Instructor of the Year. Visit his website (www.gregbrownflyingcarpet.com).
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Flight Training - August 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Flight Training - August 2012

Flight Training - August 2012
Contents
President’s Perspective
Right Seat
Letters
Something to See
How It Works
After the Checkride
Tech Tip
News
Final Exam
AOPA Action News
Since You Asked
Success Story News
Member Products
Training Products
ASI News
Flying Carpet
FOLLOW THE MAGENTA LINE
TIME TO CHILL
GETTING WET
TECHNIQUE
Weather
Accident Report
Flight Lesson
Perfect Storm for Pilot Shortage
Career Advisor
Tech Talk
Flight Instructors in the Hot Seat
Good Times for CFIs
Crossed Up
Advertiser Index
Debrief
Flight Training - August 2012 - Flight Training - August 2012
Flight Training - August 2012 - Cover2
Flight Training - August 2012 - Contents
Flight Training - August 2012 - 2
Flight Training - August 2012 - 3
Flight Training - August 2012 - President’s Perspective
Flight Training - August 2012 - 5
Flight Training - August 2012 - Right Seat
Flight Training - August 2012 - 7
Flight Training - August 2012 - Letters
Flight Training - August 2012 - 9
Flight Training - August 2012 - Something to See
Flight Training - August 2012 - 11
Flight Training - August 2012 - How It Works
Flight Training - August 2012 - After the Checkride
Flight Training - August 2012 - Tech Tip
Flight Training - August 2012 - News
Flight Training - August 2012 - Final Exam
Flight Training - August 2012 - AOPA Action News
Flight Training - August 2012 - Since You Asked
Flight Training - August 2012 - 19
Flight Training - August 2012 - Success Story News
Flight Training - August 2012 - Member Products
Flight Training - August 2012 - Training Products
Flight Training - August 2012 - ASI News
Flight Training - August 2012 - Flying Carpet
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Flight Training - August 2012 - 26
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Flight Training - August 2012 - FOLLOW THE MAGENTA LINE
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Flight Training - August 2012 - 33
Flight Training - August 2012 - TIME TO CHILL
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Flight Training - August 2012 - 37
Flight Training - August 2012 - GETTING WET
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Flight Training - August 2012 - TECHNIQUE
Flight Training - August 2012 - 43
Flight Training - August 2012 - Weather
Flight Training - August 2012 - 45
Flight Training - August 2012 - 46
Flight Training - August 2012 - Accident Report
Flight Training - August 2012 - Flight Lesson
Flight Training - August 2012 - Perfect Storm for Pilot Shortage
Flight Training - August 2012 - Career Advisor
Flight Training - August 2012 - 51
Flight Training - August 2012 - Tech Talk
Flight Training - August 2012 - Flight Instructors in the Hot Seat
Flight Training - August 2012 - Good Times for CFIs
Flight Training - August 2012 - Crossed Up
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Flight Training - August 2012 - Advertiser Index
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Flight Training - August 2012 - Debrief
Flight Training - August 2012 - Cover3
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