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
“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
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
In my last blog entry, I discussed the Future of General Aviation. Or more specifically, it's collapse - and the various ways for flight schools wishing to focus on this niche to proceed. Today, as promised, we will take a look at what Flight Training needs to look like going ...
March 28, 2016Michael Schuster