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 training
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
Windshear is quite simply rapidly changing wind... it could be horizontal (such as from a low level jetstream) or vertical (such as from convective weather). The term windshear literally means a “tearing” of the wind as it changes abruptly. What many pilots cannot easily define though is how much tearing ...
November 5, 2017Michael Schuster
Here are some common issues that still crop up in flight training. What do you think the answers are? Try out this short quiz – it’s based on some of the most common issues we see every day. 1. What qualifications are required before a candidate can commence the ground ...
August 2, 2017Michael 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
This is the fourth in a series of articles on incorporating airline best practices into ab-intio flight training, by Scott Peters. There is an expression out there and it goes like this: “If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late.” This is an interesting expression which must ...
January 22, 2017Scott Peters
“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
This is the third in a series of articles on incorporating airline best practices into ab-intio flight training, by Scott Peters. When I became a more “seasoned” flight instructor, it would be a common occurrence to command a go-around, missed, or overshoot. This was often followed by a transfer of control ...
November 6, 2016Scott Peters
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