Pilot Partner’s newest release of the CFI Dashboard includes many new features that are free for CFIs. These tools are aimed at allowing a CFI to more efficiently track a student’s progress through a training program such as the Airman Certification Standard (ACS) Private Pilot or Instrument course, according to officials.
The tools allow a flight instructor to connect to their student’s electronic logbook and view the student’s flight history in a dashboard. A CFI can see everything from Flight Totals, Individual Flight Details, Previous Remarks and Endorsements.
Flight instructors are able to electronically sign flights and provide a detailed debrief at the end of the day when they are able to focus and be distraction free, company officials noted. Pilot Partner will then email the debrief to the student for their review in addition to it being available in their Pilot Partner Logbook.
In the latest release of the Pilot Partner CFI Dashboard, the Aviation Training Dashboard was introduced. The Dashboard is made of up different skills organized in four columns: Not Introduced, Introduced, Progressing and Ready for Check Ride.
Pilot Partner includes templates for the Airman Certification Standard Private Pilot and Instrument Rating training program. An instructor is able to create their own custom training program for Tailwheel, Multiengine, Complex, Cirrus Initial Training, etc.
The CFI simply drags and drops a skill from Not Introduced to Introduced as they begin teaching their student new skills in a training program. When all of the skills are moved into the Ready for Check Ride column and the student meets all of the FAA requirements for the new rating, the Check Ride is ready to be scheduled.
When a CFI signs up for Pilot Partner, they can enter their CFI Certificate # and Expiration date. This will grant them an extended six month free trial instead of the normal 60 day free trial. This allows any CFI to have full access to Pilot Partner Electronic Pilot Logbook and the features of the CFI Dashboard.
The Instructor can then invite his or her students to join Pilot Partner and start using it to log their flights as well. Each time one of the Instructor’s students purchases a subscription starting at $29.95 a year, the instructor will receive a six-month extension to their subscription. There is no limit to how many extensions an instructor can receive. If a CFI signs up 10 students, they will receive five years for free.
As a bonus, the student who signs up, also receives a three month bonus for participating in the Referral Program.