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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 ...
Thanks.
I live in aviation desert, Laughin, NV and Mohave Valley, AZ......Eagle Field A09
Cropduster built a 50 X ...
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 for the welcome. I am a retired teacher and have been working toward my cfi the past few years at a small flight ...
Robert Kelly 339
Who has the right of way?  The guy on long final or the guy turning base?
Robert Kelly Oct '17
Which one is closer to landing?  If the aircraft on base is in tight, and the other aircraft on final is 5 miles out ...
Interesting question! Here's the relevant paragraph from 91.113:

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

Philip - you are spot on.  I made an assumption Robert's question was more practicle than regulatory. I should have ...
My personal interpretation (being a mere flight instructor, not a lawyer) is that the one on final has ROW. But if ...
So the one on Base has been in the circuit doing some practice landings...

As he calls base for his next approach ...
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 ...
Edward Adams Jun '19
Sorry you are having a hard time finding an instructor. Unfortunately, that is all too common these days with the ...
Good idea! I will try that. 

Thanks Joe. 
Try the NAFI website

https://instructair.com

Mike
 
Thanks for the link. I am reading thru the NAFI site now. 
instructair appears to be a locator for members.   Im ...

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, ...
Ramon Rodas May '19
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 ...
Hi Ramon - Steve from AOPA here. I'd be pleased to chat about this with you.
310-695-2356.
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 ...
Thanks for the information. Yes...  I'm stressing out already. Yesterday was my first time out of the right seat, ...
Go fly solo in the right seat. Practice the commercial maneuvers from that side until you feel comfortable. I have ...
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?
Paul Deres Aug '17
The books I would have in my bag as a CFI would be reference books, not training manuals like those you mentioned.  ...
    Great question Paul. I agree with Ron's point that the must-have books are the reference books instead of the ...
    Well I'm going to take a different approach.  Books that meant something to me:

    - Stick and Rudder by Wolfgang ...
    Paul Deres 42 Paul Deres Aug '17
    I see a lot of value in everyone's suggestions, thanks!
    I like Michael's additions and have all but Lindburgh's book. I would add The Cannibal Queen by Stephen Coonts, ...
    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 ...
    Hi Chris, the windshear generators you mentioned -- T-storms, microbursts, and mountain waves -- are definitely ...
    There's not a lot a primary student needs to do about windshear in a light trainer compared to the issues faced in a ...
    Phil - We have an local airport just like that here in Maryland.  It has a little hill that parallels the western side ...
    Paul Yoon 7561 Paul Yoon Aug '18
    Many of the airports I land at have multiple windsocks.  I use these as my own windshear avoidance guides.   If the ...
    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 ...
    Bruce Mamont Jun '17
    Jerry Raia 302 Jerry Raia Jun '17
    I am retiring from the Airlines in 2.5 years and am thinking of returning to instructing. I just starting flying a ...
    It seems there have always been two tracks in our profession: the FO track and the CFI as a vocation track. The ...
    Community,

    I would like nothing better than to make a career as a professional career flight instructor.

    What I ...

    Jerry Raia :
    I am retiring from the Airlines in 2.5 years and am thinking of returning to instructing. I just ...

    Jerry Raia 302 Jerry Raia Jun '17
    I agree about the age thing, I think I am in a minority. In talking to my fellow pilots  most of them can't wait to get ...
    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 ...
    Heath Carlton Oct '17
    Hi Heath,

    Congratulations on your recent accomplishments towards earning your CFI certificate.  Not certain ...
    Hey Ron, I'm in the Eddyville area.  Russellville is about an hour-and-a-half from me, but that's closer than ...
    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 ...
    John Collins Apr '17
    Now that's a keeper! NICE!
    Thanks! I know the artist  wink
    Erick Webb 21 Erick Webb May '17
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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 ...
    yes Solid advice!!! And a nice momento! 

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