Most instrument rated pilots are now familiar with the requirement to conduct Stabilized Constant Descent Angle (SCDA) approaches – sometimes referred to as a Constant Descent Final Approach (CDFA). The SCDA is a method by which we no longer “step down” on a non-precision approach (NPA); rather we calculate ...
October 15, 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
This is the second in a series of articles on incorporating airline best practices into ab-intio flight training, by Scott Peters. We all know the dangers of distracted driving. Aside from the hefty fines associated with being caught due to non-compliance, the real danger is the numerous accidents and deaths that ...
August 24, 2016Scott Peters
For decades, the flight training industry has been grappling with how enrolment numbers in flight training are declining. While the "professional" side of flight training (those training for aviation careers) is one side of the story; today, I'd like to focus on personal flyers. These are the general aviation (GA) pilots that ...
March 10, 2016Michael Schuster