Another Problem With Flight Instruction

March 7, 2011

There has been something of an uproar lately about the FAA changing questions in the knowledge test bank for a couple of their tests without telling anybody. It seems that this has resulted in an increase in the failure rate for those tests.  AOPA and NAFI, among others, are complaining to the FAA that the […]

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The Flight Training System – Part 2

March 4, 2011

In my last article I talked about how those of us who are instructors need to provide a more professional product if we expect to attract and keep serious flight students. What can the rest of the aviation community do to build up aviation? For one, we as pilots have to get it through our […]

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Your Flying Stories for 17 Dec 2010

December 17, 2010

I find aviation-oriented articles on the Internet every day that I think some of you might be interested in reading. I decided to make a list as I go through the week and then pass them on to you on Fridays so that you can have an easy reference for places to go online if […]

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You Want to Learn to Fly. But… Part 1

December 8, 2010

An informal survey by AOPA on their eBrief newsletter asked individuals why they had quit their flight training before getting their pilot’s licenses.The results of the survey, shown here, indicate that by a huge margin the biggest barrier to completion is the "Expense of renting and aircraft and receiving instruction."  At about the same time […]

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Celebrate July 4th by Going Flying!

June 5, 2009

The latest AOPA newsletter has this segment included: Celebrate your freedom to fly This year, celebrate July 4 by taking wing! For 233 years, America has led the world in defining and defending individual freedoms. Our unwavering commitment to these ideals has brought us rewards unimagined by the generations who passed them on. Among them […]

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