https://media.airfactsjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/06180158/Charlie-Betsy.png 1080 1920 David Zitt https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg David Zitt2012-07-06 10:22:192017-06-05 13:36:53It isn’t always the instructor’s fault
After reading the blog post Bad instructors by David Huprich, I thought it might be good to hear the other side of the story (from an instructor point of view) about some of my bad students over the years. Reflecting on David’s article reminded me of several interesting experiences that I have had helping students transition to new airplanes, complete flight reviews, and training primary students.
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During my nearly six decades of flying I’ve had more good instructors than bad. But beware: there are bad ones. The worst instructor I ever had was in a Pitts S2A. I learned nothing from him except how to keep from redecorating the interior of his airplane. Share your experiences with good and bad CFIs.
https://media.airfactsjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/06181229/Hal-aztec2.jpg 333 500 Hal Shevers https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Hal Shevers2012-05-17 11:13:372016-02-27 10:17:1211 questions for Hal Shevers
We asked Richard Collins. We asked Mac McClellan. Now Air Facts has given Sporty's Founder and Chairman Hal Shevers 11 questions to answer. Both a successful entrepreneur and an accomplished pilot, Hal is well-known for Sporty's philanthropy in giving back to the general aviation community.
https://media.airfactsjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/06180940/FlightInstruction.jpg 885 1585 Richard Collins https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Richard Collins2011-10-01 19:54:482017-09-26 13:42:55Dick’s blog: teachin’ or learnin’
I have been a flight instructor since August 24, 1953. A lot of water has passed under the bridge in that time and the current emphasis on better instruction and training safer pilots has made me ponder many things. Let’s talk about some of them for a bit and then see what you think.