If there is one topic that comes up at nearly all of our Flight Instructor Refresher Courses, it might just be the subject of instructor liability. If you freelance, what happens if you or your student has an accident? Let’s start off with the expected disclaimer, we’re going to discuss ...
Tag: flight instructor
March 25, 2018Michael Schuster
Congratulations to all of the successful flight instructors who visited Aviation Solutions this week! One group (pictured above) renewed their ratings at Aviation Solutions’ flight instructor refresher course in Guelph, Ontario. These dedicated individuals chose to complete a professional development program in order to renew their ratings and offer an even ...
February 22, 2018Michael Schuster
When is it Logged? Wouldn't it be great if XC was defined in the CARs? Alas, it's not. It’s a question that often comes up and unfortunately many of the “answers” out there are just plain wrong. Here is the most widely accepted interpretation of what XC is ...
June 21, 2017Michael Schuster
Can I be held responsible for someone else’s actions? by Adam Shehata. Yes, you can… along with your CFI and the flight school owner. What many flight instructors do not realize is that the flight instructor can be held responsible for the student’s actions or inactions, even if they are ...
February 5, 2017Michael Schuster
“I have a friend who owns an airplane. Can you teach me on that?” by Adam Shehata. This question occasionally comes up in flight training and there are several factors to consider before answering. In essence, what the person is asking is whether you can conduct training in an aircraft not ...
December 2, 2016Michael Schuster
Despite great industry movement this year, we still hear from some new flight instructors who are having trouble finding work. A saturation of the job market stagnated many good pilots in years past. But the good news is that things are looking up; many instructors are preparing to ...
September 19, 2016Michael Schuster
Welcome to our new series Bridging the Gap: Airline Lessons. There is a problem in the flight training industry. Best practices from the world of airline operations frequently don't make their way back to those of us who are delivering the flight training. Ideally, flight schools should be regularly improving, and ...
August 2, 2016Scott Peters
"Instructing isn't a real job, it's just a stepping stone." Have I got your blood boiling yet? Mine is just writing the statement. We can go on at length as to why statements like this exist; in fact it’s a popular topic at our instructor courses. But in this blog entry, ...
January 24, 2016Michael Schuster