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INSTRUCTOR REPORT

A good instructor is always learning
INSTRUCTOR REPORT offers
insights for students and tips for CFIs.

FAMILIARITY BREEDS
GOOD TRAINING

A lesson from Cirrus on instruction standardization
ยป By Jason Blair

THE CIRRUS MODEL
WAS BUILT ON
INCREASING
SAFETY IN THE
AIRFRAME FOR
PILOTS AND
INSTRUCTORS.

CIRRUS AIRCRAFT HAVE become a prominent
part of the general aviation landscape over the
past decade. Cirrus staff conducts and promotes training with instructors and pilots that
is different than the traditional approach and
has the potential to help improve safety.
I am an active pilot in Cirrus aircraft and
regularly conduct practical tests in SR20s, but
until recently I had never flown a Cirrus with
the Garmin Perspective system. Cirrus instructor Mark Eagan and I set out on a flight to
Cirrus headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota.
My training was designed to familiarize me
with the aircraft and avionics, and to ensure
that I know what it takes to train other pilots
according to Cirrus standards. Cirrus wants to
make sure that every instructor who provides
training is fully qualified and the training that

they provide is going to make owners and
operators safe pilots.
The Cirrus model was built on increasing
safety in the airframe for pilots and instructors.
The focus of this approach is in-depth instructor proficiency in and knowledge of the aircraft
and its systems. Instructors who meet Cirrus
standards are given the seal of approval as a
Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP).
CSIP certification requires recurrency every
year. The company makes sure that instructors who bear the CSIP designation continue
to keep their skills sharp, their knowledge
current, and their proficiency growing. This
diverges from the traditional, every-two-years
FAA minimum knowledge demonstration that
instructors display to keep their certificates
active. This diverges from the traditional,

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Flight Training - October 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Flight Training - October 2013

Flight Training - October 2013
Contents
Member Benefits
Right Seat
Centerline
Letters
Night Flight
Success Story Flight Training Excellence Award Winner
How It Works
After the Checkride
AOPA Action
News From Airventure 2013
ASI News
Tech Tip
Final Exam
Flight Lesson
Flying Carpet
The Oops List
One Pilot, Many Tools
Stop, Look, Listen
Technique
Weather
Accident Report
Fuel Management
Career Advisor
Tech Talk
Familiarity Breeds Good Training
Perceptual Magic
Advertiser Index
Debrief
Flight Training - October 2013 - Flight Training - October 2013
Flight Training - October 2013 - Cover2
Flight Training - October 2013 - Contents
Flight Training - October 2013 - 2
Flight Training - October 2013 - 3
Flight Training - October 2013 - Member Benefits
Flight Training - October 2013 - 5
Flight Training - October 2013 - Right Seat
Flight Training - October 2013 - 7
Flight Training - October 2013 - Centerline
Flight Training - October 2013 - 9
Flight Training - October 2013 - Letters
Flight Training - October 2013 - 11
Flight Training - October 2013 - Night Flight
Flight Training - October 2013 - 13
Flight Training - October 2013 - Success Story Flight Training Excellence Award Winner
Flight Training - October 2013 - How It Works
Flight Training - October 2013 - After the Checkride
Flight Training - October 2013 - AOPA Action
Flight Training - October 2013 - News From Airventure 2013
Flight Training - October 2013 - 19
Flight Training - October 2013 - ASI News
Flight Training - October 2013 - Tech Tip
Flight Training - October 2013 - Final Exam
Flight Training - October 2013 - Flight Lesson
Flight Training - October 2013 - Flying Carpet
Flight Training - October 2013 - 25
Flight Training - October 2013 - The Oops List
Flight Training - October 2013 - 27
Flight Training - October 2013 - 28
Flight Training - October 2013 - 29
Flight Training - October 2013 - 30
Flight Training - October 2013 - 31
Flight Training - October 2013 - One Pilot, Many Tools
Flight Training - October 2013 - 33
Flight Training - October 2013 - 34
Flight Training - October 2013 - 35
Flight Training - October 2013 - Stop, Look, Listen
Flight Training - October 2013 - 37
Flight Training - October 2013 - 38
Flight Training - October 2013 - 39
Flight Training - October 2013 - Technique
Flight Training - October 2013 - 41
Flight Training - October 2013 - Weather
Flight Training - October 2013 - 43
Flight Training - October 2013 - Accident Report
Flight Training - October 2013 - Fuel Management
Flight Training - October 2013 - Career Advisor
Flight Training - October 2013 - 47
Flight Training - October 2013 - Tech Talk
Flight Training - October 2013 - Familiarity Breeds Good Training
Flight Training - October 2013 - 50
Flight Training - October 2013 - Perceptual Magic
Flight Training - October 2013 - Advertiser Index
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Flight Training - October 2013 - 54
Flight Training - October 2013 - 55
Flight Training - October 2013 - Debrief
Flight Training - October 2013 - Cover3
Flight Training - October 2013 - Cover4
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