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Safety Publications/Articles

Air Safety Institute

Air Safety Institute Instructor Reports Index

2009

November 2009

Aviation podcasts
Learn the burn
Professionally Speaking

October 2009

CFI to CFI: A better way to touch down
Honoring a legend
Simplified airspeed control
Where do you begin?

September 2009

CFI to CFI
Training future captains
What did you learn?

August 2009

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
Instructors who don't let students fly
Professionally Speaking
The psychology of spin training

July 2009

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Making better decisions
Watch for this red flag

June 2009

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
Automation philosophy
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Who you gonna call?

May 2009

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Our choices determine risk
Professionally Speaking
Responsibility

April 2009

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
One step at a time
Pointed lessons
Professionally Speaking

March 2009

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
No shortcuts
The notepad

February 2009

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
Broken glass
Professionally Speaking
Strategy for CFI candidates

January 2009

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Experience counts
Ugly thoughts
Was I wrong?

2008

December 2008

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Don't scrimp on runups
Little things

November 2008

A Golden Opportunity
Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI Tips
Professionally Speaking
Take Note

October 2008

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Live Flight Instructor Clinics
Professionally Speaking
Start at the Hearing and Work Backward

September 2008

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Demanding More
Should You Sell Ongoing Training?

August 2008

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Digital Recorders
Professionally Speaking
Stop Making It Difficult

July 2008

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Just Listen For a Change
Professionally Speaking
Thinking About Flying

June 2008

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
CFIs and the G-Man
Sounding Like a Sage

May 2008

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Easing the Pain
Professionally Speaking
Sometimes It's Not Your Fault

April 2008

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Embracing Sport Pilot
Giving the Nugget Notice
Professionally Speaking

March 2008

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Lightening Up
What's in a Name?

February 2008

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
License to Learn
Panel Photo
Professionally Speaking

January 2008

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Obstacle Departure Procedures
Professionally Speaking
Reassembly Required

2007

December 2007

A Better Way to Escape IMC?
Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Circle to Climb?

November 2007

A checkride persona
Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Never too late
Professionally Speaking

October 2007

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Professionally Speaking
Teaching IFR
The Desire to Inspire

September 2007

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
Are you at risk?
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Engine failure simulations

August 2007

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
Buff first, polish later
CFI to CFI
Professionally Speaking
Training Trends
Watch, listen, and learn

July 2007

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
Approach charts on tap
CFI to CFI
Professionally Speaking
Saying it right

June 2007

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Three simple things
Updating Part 61

May 2007

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Embracing sport pilots
Professionally Speaking
Thanks for the memories

April 2007

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Push
Someone's listening

March 2007

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Tale of the tape
The good book

February 2007

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
An instructor meets the future
Peep show
Professionally Speaking

January 2007

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
All available information
CFI to CFI
NTSB reports
Professionally Speaking

2006

December 2006

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Cut out the noise
Instructors speak out
Time to try something new

November 2006

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
Avoiding instructional crutches
CFI to CFI
Paying attention
Professionally Speaking

October 2006

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Energy management
Professionally Speaking
You teach me

September 2006

A head-scratcher
Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Parking-lot Picasso

August 2006

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI Tips
Meet AOPA's Project Pilot
Micro perceptions
Professionally Speaking

July 2006

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
First steps
Night fright
Professionally Speaking

June 2006

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
If you can't teach it, you don't know it
Sump samples

May 2006

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Professionally Speaking
The best you can be
The fifth fundamental

April 2006

Are you ready?
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Closing the VFR flight plan
Safety Spotlight

March 2006

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Know your aircraft
The commercial certificate

February 2006

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
Headset chatter
More than just learning
Professionally Speaking
The endless quest

January 2006

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI boot camp
CFI to CFI
So much to learn

2005

December 2005

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
Analyze this
CFI to CFI
Professionally Speaking
The next two things

November 2005

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Living on the rotor's edge
Professionally Speaking
Students and airplane systems

October 2005

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Packaging's potential
Rod Machado

September 2005

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Sport pilot in 20 hours
You are the key

August 2005

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Dream job? Indeed
Keep your cool
Professionally Speaking

July 2005

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
CRM for success
Professionally Speaking
Your motto

June 2005

Air Safety Institute Hangar Talk
Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Don't sweat it
Students know best

May 2005

A fresh look at checklists
Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Mindful misdirection
Professionally speaking

April 2005

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI Tips
Foundation Perspective
Predicting flight training success
Professionally Speaking

March 2005

A six-step teaching strategy
Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Those who can't, period

February 2005

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Foundation Perspective
Let them leave the nest
Professionally Speaking

January 2005

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI Tips
Creating a ground school
Foundation Perspective
Professionally Speaking

2004

December 2004

Air Safety Institute Hangar Talk
Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Foundation Perspective
The $1,000 question

November 2004

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Evaluating Proficiency
Foundation Perspective
Professionally Speaking

October 2004

Air Safety Institute Safety Spotlight
CFI to CFI
Foundation Perspective
Professionally Speaking
Student Supervision

September 2004

Air Safety Institute Hangar Talk
Beyond the phone call
CFI to CFI
Knowledge and common sense

August 2004

CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Professionally Speaking
What is the 'right stuff'?
When simple becomes difficult

July 2004

CFI to CFI
How to say 'no'
Preventing runway incursions
Professionally Speaking

June 2004

Air Safety Institute Hangar Talk
Be king of your customers
Border incident
CFI to CFI

May 2004

CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Jumpers and Readers
Professionally Speaking
Single-pilot IFR

April 2004

CFI to CFI
Got an answer for everything?
Professionally Speaking
The safety net

March 2004

Air Safety Institute Hangar Talk
CFI to CFI
Foundation Perspective
Q&As

February 2004

Building a box
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Interrogator
Professionally Speaking

January 2004

CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Care to read?
Human factors in general aviation
Professionally Speaking

2003

December 2003

A rhyme for the time
Air Safety Institute Hangar Talk
CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Foundation Perspective

November 2003

CFI renewal - live or online
CFI to CFI
Professionally Speaking
Watch this!

October 2003

CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Professionally Speaking
Young CFIs

September 2003

CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Pattern operations revisited
The golden rule

August 2003

CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Professionally Speaking
Teachable moments
Where are you?

July 2003

CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Fear of heights
Insidious fumes
Professionally Speaking

June 2003

Foundation Perspective
Preflight video
Teaching without a medical
When up is down

May 2003

A winning reputation
CFI to CFI
Professionally Speaking
The CFI and the car salesman

April 2003

CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Professionally Speaking
Securing your airport
Taildragging instructors

March 2003

CFI to CFI: Can we go?
Creating aviation ambassadors
Foundation Perspective
Touching base

February 2003

A designated challenge
Simulated mountains
Too much help

January 2003

CFI Tips
CFI to CFI
Instructor Report
Keeping It Real
Professionally Speaking

2002

December 2002

CFI Tips
CFI To CFI
Instructor Report
Who's In Charge Here?

November 2002

CFI To CFI
Fuel Estimation
Professionally Speaking
What Students Need To Know

October 2002

Interrupted Checklist
Professionally Speaking
The Question
The Rewards And The Risks

September 2002

Complimentus Excessivus
Follow Me
Readers On FTDs
The Joy Of Flight Reviews

August 2002

Being Quotable
Breaking The Accident Chain
CFI To CFI
Instructor Tips
Professionally Speaking

July 2002

CFI To CFI
Got Students?
Professionally Speaking
Teaching Passengers To Fly

June 2002

Instructor Report
Taxiing On The Runway, Revisited
Teaching The Stall/Spin Safely
Those Who Won't

May 2002

CFI To CFI: Passing It Along
Eyeballing The Weather
Flight Review Paperwork
Professionally Speaking: My Friend Johnny

April 2002

Dialing For Dollars
Silicon Fliers
The Holistic Instructor
The Rewards Of Ground School

March 2002

Does 'Cross' Mean 'Taxi On'?
Flight Plan Myopia
Instructor Report
Too Windy?

February 2002

Instructor Report
Professionally Speaking
The Winds Of Winter

January 2002

A Good CFI Is Always Learning!
Cleared For Takeoff?
Instructor Tips
Professionally Speaking

2001

December 2001

All Alone
S-Turns
Specialize And Learn
What Were They Thinking About?

November 2001

Advanced Flight Scenarios
Instructor Tips
Professionally Speaking
Swimming In The Soup

October 2001

CFI To CFI
Don't Fly Flat
Professionally Speaking
Remembering
Students And Airplane Systems

September 2001

Airworthiness And The CFI
Departing When Clear
GPS For IFR
Instructor Report
Lazy Eights
My Certificate's On A Moving Van!

August 2001

Amazing Airmanship
Distributors Vs. Decoders
Instructor Tips
Professionally Speaking

July 2001

Anticipation
Botched Bounce
Professionally Speaking
Taking A Compliment

June 2001

Chandelles In 60 Minutes
Crabbing Around A Point
Good Instructors
Instant Rust Revisited
Touring The Airport

May 2001

Belly Flop
CFI Report
CFI Tips
Heck's First Landing
Professionally Speaking

April 2001

CFI Report
Full-Service Flight Instruction
Knowing When To Quit
Professionally Speaking
The Asymmetrical Traffic Pattern

March 2001

CFI To CFI
Dad Wants Me To Fly
Instant Rust
Making The Save
What You Don't Know

February 2001

Industrial-Strength Preflight
Instructor Tips
Professionally Speaking

January 2001

Instructor Tips
Mystery Water
Professionally Speaking
Putting Out Fires

2000

December 2000

Instructor Tips
Stalls For Instructors
Tower Or Unicom?
Transition Time
Unicom Responsibility

November 2000

Instructor Report
Instructor Tips
Professionally Speaking
Student Shenanigans

October 2000

Air Rage
Paper Safety
Professionally Speaking
Thinking About Others

September 2000

Confused In The Pattern
From The Right Seat
Instructor Tips
My Way Is The Only Way
Teaching Takeoff Safety

August 2000

Heard About The Bird?
Instructor Tips
Professionally Speaking
Teaching to Learn

July 2000

Charting The Wind
Give Yourself A Raise
Instructor Report
Instructor Tips

June 2000

Exciting And Worthwhile
From The Right Seat
Getting To Know You
Visualize Success

May 2000

Instructor Report
Instructor Tips
Keep In Touch
Professionally Speaking

April 2000

From The Right Seat
Gear Sheared
Instructor Tips
Professionally Speaking
Trimming Out Frustrations

March 2000

Asking Questions, Getting Answers
Before First Solo
CFI Tips
Lost And Forgotten
Seven Things Instructors Do to Irritate Students

February 2000

Instructor Tips
Professionally Speaking
Still a Lot to Learn
Towered Troubles

January 2000

Correlations and Connections
Instructor Tips
Pattern Hogs
Professionally Speaking

1999

December 1999

Calculating Weight And Balance In Advance
Lessons From Your Students
Man, Am I Glad I Did the Preflight
Night In The Islands
One Good Reason
Simulating Engine Failures On Takeoff
Teaching Pressure Altitude
Teaching Stalls Without Anxiety

November 1999

Courtesy
From The Right Seat
Instructor Tips
Making The Change
Professionally Speaking

October 1999

Evaluating Unknown Pilots
From The Right Seat
Instructor Tips
Lean and Mean
Long-Held Dreams
Spread the Word

September 1999

Bring a Blindfold
Checkride Success
From The Right Seat
Instructor Tips
Keeping Tabs on Fuel
Opportunity Lost?
Pivotal Altitude Explained

August 1999

Flying With The National Guard
From The Right Seat
Magneto Menace
One More Reason To Fly
Professionally Speaking
Re-Upping the Ticket

July 1999

From The Right Seat
Professional CFI: Avoiding the Cookie-Cutter Mentality
Professional Opportunities
Professionally Speaking: For the Glory of the Skies
The Blocked Pitot Exercise
Way Too Windy

June 1999

Beyond Pushing Buttons
Foundation Perspective: Looking in the Library
From the beginning
From the right seat: Learning channels
Professional CFI: Real-World Lessons
Suction Cup Tricks
Sweating the details

May 1999

Home Field Advantage
Professional CFI: The Power of Soaring

April 1999

Decisive moments: Knowing when a student is ready to solo
From the Right Seat: Recording Lessons
High-performance aircraft, low-performance pilot
Professional CFI: New Horizons in Experimental Airplane Training
Professional Opportunities: To FE or not to FE?
Professionally Speaking: Sell it like it is


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