Doctoral student studying CFI complacency

Victoria Dunbar, a Ph.D. candidate at Florida Institute of Technology’s doctoral program in Aviation Sciences, is investigating the factors that could contribute to CFIs becoming complacent. She hopes to identify prevention strategies that could be developed into standards, which could then lead to a reduced risk of CFI complacency and an overall improvement in GA safety.

She is asking CFIs to complete an online survey, which would take 10 to 15 minutes. The study is targeting those who have a current CFI certificate, regardless if they are currently working as a CFI or not.

You can access the online survey here.

Latest FAA Safety Briefing online


Now available online is the September/October issue of FAA Safety Briefing, which explores the role of the aviation educator. Articles focus on flight instructor requirements and best practices, as well as the many tools and educational resources that can help sharpen teaching skills.

IMC Club launches new website with a chance to win headset


The new IMC Club International website is up and running, thanks to a generous grant from Hartzell Propeller, and a web design company, Webbright Services. And thanks to the generosity of another IMC Club corporate member, LightSpeed Aviation, if you join the IMC Club or upgrade your membership to full access between now and the beginning of AirVenture on July 23, you will automatically be included in a drawing for a Zulu 2 aviation headset.

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