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steve3137

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Any advice (good read) for someone who hasn't flight instructed in a long time or flown GA? Looking to go back to it for a while, but not feeling prificient need to brush up. Thanks in advance.
 

Salukipilot4590

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Well the flight instructors handbook is always a good read, the Jepp isnt too bad either.

Its been about 18 months since I last instructed and I've been keeping up with the FIH every couple days now.

For the general piloting stuff you'd need the FAR/AIM, PHAK and AFH.
 

Volasl

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Review the new TSA regs. I just renewed my CFI and was amazed at how much has changed
 

PooPooPants

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I keep my CFI current but haven't taught in over 5 years. If I ever go back to instructing I will invest several hours getting checked out in a piper or cessna and several hours of ground training with a CFI. Your new students will appreciate it.
 

DrewBlows

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I don't know your situation, but have a little advice if you are going back to flight instructing after being furloughed. I've been there myself.

Get training. It's amazing how an airplane that you may have once been very proficient in feels completely foreign. It'll come back quickly, but it's good to have an instructor who is proficient in the aircraft next to you. If your instructor has less experience than you make sure you brief him that you will be very rusty and expect him to treat you as a student.

Don't carry a chip on your shoulder. It won't make you feel any better to bad mouth your former company and no one wants to hear it anyway. Be happy that you are employed at all, many people are not.

Have fun. After all, that's why you started flying in the first place!

Hope this helps. If this isn't your situation maybe it'll help someone else.

Cheers!
 

steve3137

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Thanks for the responses. I was feeling like I may be the only one that has forgotten so much.
 

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You're not.
 

joe_pilot

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What's carb heat for again?? ;)

Good luck, try to have fun.
 

joe_pilot

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It's to prevent what brought down 3407.

Sheeesh. Don't you listen to the news?
I thought it was that dangerous autopilot!? ;)

I wonder if other professions get their jobs' descriptions, technical details and terminology as slaughtered by the news media as aviation's does? I mean do lawyers notice when they say case-law vs federal law?

When I was a kid I used to think that journalism was great thing, the search for the truth. Funny how I grew out of that one.
 

Plainsman

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Instructing would be fun for a while again. I wouldn't want to be forced into it, but it could lead to another gig flying or another job outside of aviation. I enjoyed instructing people who flew for fun. That would be refreshing. I agree, keep a positive attitude about things and be interested in people you are around, things will pan out. Flying for a regional, or major for that matter, isn't where it's at. I don't know where that is yet still trying to figure it out. Good luck to you.
 

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Stick back until clear of the hold short lines. There's no "nosewheel" landing to prep for in the fixed-gear single engine trainers.
 

sayrejm

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hey it sometimes help me to watch the videos the students watch. when i first started instructing this helped me with the "how to present" part of teaching.

good luck!
 

BoeingBaller

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Any advice (good read) for someone who hasn't flight instructed in a long time or flown GA? Looking to go back to it for a while, but not feeling prificient need to brush up. Thanks in advance.

Yeah I got some good free advice for you. Choose another career because this one sux...
 

saabservant

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I'm doing it part-time, started last fall, after 10 years away. Had to re-test in a Cutlass, and study the far/aim, AFH, PHAK. Its been fun, but can't make a living at it. Student training activity way down, especially in northern climates.
Have a student needing a busines trip a few times a month, so looking for an aircraft for him. It keeps you current, at least....
 

Grey Ghost

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Sheble Aviation in Kingman Az is all you need to know!!!
 

Hobit

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I'm doing it part-time, started last fall, after 10 years away. Had to re-test in a Cutlass, and study the far/aim, AFH, PHAK. Its been fun, but can't make a living at it. Student training activity way down, especially in northern climates.
Have a student needing a busines trip a few times a month, so looking for an aircraft for him. It keeps you current, at least....
I'm sorry but I don't know these two:
AFH
PHAK
 

labrat28

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If you have to ask about "AFH and PHAK" then you should not be instructing anyway!
 
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