The King Schools Online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) now allows CFIs to select lessons from a set of electives. Electives are drawn from hot topics in flight training, including teaching smart tablet use in the cockpit, using flight simulation to help pilots learn, and teaching icing survival. [Read more…]
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.
Five CFIs earned Master Instructor accreditation in December from Master Instructors LLC.
Gleim Publications, Inc. has released a new edition of its Flight Instructor’s Flight Maneuvers book. This 5th edition incorporates new features to help CFI candidates pass all portions of their practical test, historically one of the hardest to pass, Gleim officials note.
Now available is the 5th edition of The Flight Instructor’s Manual, edited by William C. Kershner, based on the original text by his father, William K. Kershner.
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.