CFIs earn Master Instructor designations

Five CFIs earned Master Instructor accreditation in December from Master Instructors LLC.

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King Schools releases online Helicopter FIRC

Helicopter instructors can now take an online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) devoted exclusively to their needs developed by King Schools in partnership with the Helicopter Association International (HAI).

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New Gleim Flight Instructor Flight Maneuvers book released

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.

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ASA releases 5th edition of The Flight Instructor’s Manual

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.

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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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Bob Jones taught eastern Idaho to fly

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — The Idaho Aviation Association (IAA) honored local flight instructor Bob Jones during the May 18-19 Trade Show Aviation Idaho. Jones is 86 years old, still instructing, and as sharp as I wish I were at less than half his age.

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Coalition establishes Aviation Educator Hall of Fame

A group of more than 20 aviation organizations and individuals recently established the Aviation Educator Hall of Fame (AEHOF).

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Saying goodbye to a mentor

I was sitting in the terminal building in Orlando on my way home from SUN ’n FUN when my cell phone rang.

“Meg, this is Peggy Boyd…” she began. Peggy is the wife of Dean Boyd, my friend and aviation mentor of some 20 years. The tone of her voice told me before she got the words out. Dean had passed away a few days earlier from a cardiac event. He was 82 years old.

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Teaching and Testing CFIT Avoidance seminar created

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently delivered the eighth in its series of “Seminar-in-a-Box” products for use by the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam), “Teaching and Testing CFIT Avoidance.”

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