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Christopher Moser 28
We are glad to have you as part of the AOPA Hangar's CFI Group!

We hope this will be an online community where we can share good teaching tips, fun stories, and discuss any topics that would help us help each other become better instructors.  So please check out the topics, or start a new one if there ...
Hi Ray,

It is great ot have you as part of the group as we get this going.  Your wealth of experience is an incredible ...
Thanks.
I live in aviation desert, Laughin, NV and Mohave Valley, AZ......Eagle Field A09
Cropduster built a 50 X ...
Edward Adams 7685
How do I find a list of reliable, competent CFII’s with published results (pass/fail rate on first try) to compare?  I cant find a list of the independent ‘gold star’, highly rated, or some other way to review results and recommendations.  Independent because I have my own plane and do not want ...
Thanks for the link. I am reading thru the NAFI site now. 
instructair appears to be a locator for members.   Im ...

Try the NAFI website

https://instructair.com

Mike
 
Good idea! I will try that. 

Thanks Joe. 
Sorry you are having a hard time finding an instructor. Unfortunately, that is all too common these days with the ...
Ramon Rodas 8977
I have been away from flying for a little over 30 years. Have my private, commercial, instrument and mult . Now, I am trying to get back into flying. I recently passed my FOI and FIA. Now I am starting my flight instruction but.....I have heard some horror stories on the oral exam. 
That being said, ...
Go fly solo in the right seat. Practice the commercial maneuvers from that side until you feel comfortable. I have ...
Thanks for the information. Yes...  I'm stressing out already. Yesterday was my first time out of the right seat, ...
I did the same thing in 2017-2018 after coming off 8 years of no flying in 2016.  I used King's as a good base, but it ...
Hi Ramon - Steve from AOPA here. I'd be pleased to chat about this with you.
310-695-2356.
One good way to help with the oral part of the exam is to get the King Schools CFI checkride course. It is very good at ...
Paul Deres 42
If you could have only three to five books in your flight bag (or on your shelf) for helping you teach primary students, what would they be (other than the FAR/AIM)? Kershner, Machado, others?
Wonderful suggestions so far. Allow me to add (please forgive if someone already mentioned these):

Weather ...
Tons of great suggestions and books listed so far (one or two I had not heard about)...so I'm not really sure I have ...

    Ronald Levy :

    ​My favorite book that really helped as a new CFI is the old flying manual before being called the AFM.  ...
    ​My favorite book that really helped as a new CFI is the old flying manual before being called the AFM.  It keeps most ...
    Hello All,

    I would add to the list:
    • Any book by Bill Kershner including the Flight Instructor's Manual (he flew out ...
    Christopher Moser 28
    Hi everyone - I am working on a flight training project and the topic of "windshear avoidance" came up as I was incorporating the student pilot training requirements in 14CFR 61.87(d).  I didn't find much explanation in the FAA manuals on what they would like to see taught here.

    Other than ...
    Many of the airports I land at have multiple windsocks.  I use these as my own windshear avoidance guides.   If the ...
    Phil - We have an local airport just like that here in Maryland.  It has a little hill that parallels the western side ...
    There's not a lot a primary student needs to do about windshear in a light trainer compared to the issues faced in a ...
    Hi Chris, the windshear generators you mentioned -- T-storms, microbursts, and mountain waves -- are definitely ...
    Christopher Moser 28
    I saw this article on top 10 ways to safely fly the non-towered operations .

    Do you have any techniques you would add when teaching your clients?
    When talking on the radio, always report when, "turning" crosswind, downwind, base, final.  This shows other ...
    Bruce Mamont 901
    If AOPA is working to help create more pilots by increasing the number of active flight instructors, I'd like to hear about it.  Rusty Pilots, the initiatives to create lower-cost re-manufactured C152s and C72s as training airplanes, and other programs earn AOPA great credit to get more ...
    Although somewhat aggressive and disciplined, Rod Machado argued that a professional CFI can make $60,000 per ...
    While I agree that high aircraft insurance costs are a major factor in the high rates charged for aircraft rental, I ...
    My only assumption was based from information I remember hearing about 10 years or so ago when flight schools would ...
    I offer a datam (which is hardly the same as "analysis") regarding insurance.  Until September I owned an LSA that I ...

    Ricardo Nasser :

    What would happen to the economics of hiring a career cfi (like I would like to be) if insurance ...

    Robert Kelly 339
    Who has the right of way?  The guy on long final or the guy turning base?
    My personal interpretation (being a mere flight instructor, not a lawyer) is that the one on final has ROW. But if ...
    Philip - you are spot on.  I made an assumption Robert's question was more practicle than regulatory. I should have ...
    Interesting question! Here's the relevant paragraph from 91.113:

    (g)  Landing.  Aircraft, while on final ...

    Which one is closer to landing?  If the aircraft on base is in tight, and the other aircraft on final is 5 miles out ...
    Heath Carlton 2310
    Commercial-instrument ASEL in 1995, limited flying since until this past year and have about 60 hrs in various aircraft, mainly 172. (Youngest in her last semester of college which means a little more money and time after a long time!) Just finished taking and passing FOI and FIA for the second ...
    Hey Ron, I'm in the Eddyville area.  Russellville is about an hour-and-a-half from me, but that's closer than ...
    Hi Heath,

    Congratulations on your recent accomplishments towards earning your CFI certificate.  Not certain ...
    John Collins 41
    Hi All,

    I'm sure many of us practice that time-honored tradition of cutting the tail, back panel, etc. off of our student's shirts after their first solo. I happen to have the one from my first solo student as he wasn't interested in getting it back when the FBO I taught at upgraded the pilot's ...
    yes Solid advice!!! And a nice momento! 
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    My first solo shirt, courtesy of Kelby Ferwerda.  When he jumped out of the plane, he was still within the movement ...
    Thanks! I know the artist  wink
    Now that's a keeper! NICE!

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