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by FreelanceInstructor
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ground School - Recording
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Ground School - Recording

Hey everyone! I'll be conducting a ground school course of my own to a group of roughly 10 students, and I was hoping to record audio/video of the classes to be used in future projects of mine. I was wondering if anyone knew of a good way to get good quality audio and a way of recording multiple hou...
by FreelanceInstructor
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 3425

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

My instructor told me after three or four lessons to put away the checklist so i could learn to do it from memory...... I do actually agree with this approach....some what. I am a huge advocate for flow checks, coupled with using the checklist as a true check list. When you go to the grocery store,...
by FreelanceInstructor
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Landing.
Replies: 15
Views: 1575

Re: Landing.

right, however it is an important skill to know what the cruise attitude is like when initially pitching up from the nose down approach angle in my method of teaching the landing. Especially in conditions like bumpy/gusty/turbulent conditions, all hands and feet are on deck. Even a student should be...
by FreelanceInstructor
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Landing.
Replies: 15
Views: 1575

Re: Landing.

Stage 1: all the student needs to do is focus on pitching for the cruise attitude(4-finger reference) on most light GA aircraft while using the horizon.. Didn’t you say finger references were reasons to find a new instructor? Or was that someone else? I’m so confused. ya it was another guy in the "...
by FreelanceInstructor
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 3425

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

My instructor told me after three or four lessons to put away the checklist so i could learn to do it from memory...... I do actually agree with this approach....some what. I am a huge advocate for flow checks, coupled with using the checklist as a true check list. When you go to the grocery store,...
by FreelanceInstructor
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Test Matrix marking
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Flight Test Matrix marking

I heard that the matrix system of marking comes into effect or has come into effect . Does anyone have more information. Under this system a the total number of items marked 2 and 1s can only be five . If it is more the student fails. For cpl it is four. Would appreciate more info.Thanks https://ww...
by FreelanceInstructor
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 3425

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

haha thanks photofly for actually starting this thread. As much as I don't want to admit to it, there's actually a reason I've started freelancing. FTU's generally have created a bad environment to get a pilot license, and with it, complacent instructors who are usually content with using the skills...
by FreelanceInstructor
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CPL Flight Test Blind spots.
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: CPL Flight Test Blind spots.

Honestly, I would put your efforts into the 2 areas most commonly failed on any ride. IE. forced approach & slow flight. Yeah I'll have to touch base with my instructor about Forced Approaches. He rarely bring them up since my PPL. Thanks for the tips! Tell him to smarten up or get a new instructor...
by FreelanceInstructor
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Landing.
Replies: 15
Views: 1575

Re: Landing.

How accurate do you think your height above the runway should be after the flare FreelanceInstructor? Well, for the most part it's pretty damn good, with the occasional hiccup since nothing is truly perfect. However, i've been kicking myself out of the right seat with my students to solo after abou...
by FreelanceInstructor
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Landing.
Replies: 15
Views: 1575

Re: Landing.

I've used a different approach to the flare, utilizing experience that the student should have already experienced almost on every single flight up until the landing phase of their training. Namely, power off glides(while pointing out the point of zero movement and configuring/trimming for best glid...
by FreelanceInstructor
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CPL Flight Test Blind spots.
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: CPL Flight Test Blind spots.

In my opinion there isn't much for blind spots or problem areas. The CPL is basically a PPL flight test, just to a higher standard and a few different exercises(spin entry, precision-180, CPL standard steep turn, radio nav). Honestly, I would put your efforts into the 2 areas most commonly failed on...
by FreelanceInstructor
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance flight instruction
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: Freelance flight instruction

Sending you a PM too, it's a tad late, however I'm hoping I can convince you that there are other options than a flight school...
by FreelanceInstructor
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Price/demand for free lance instructors.
Replies: 21
Views: 2299

Re: Price/demand for free lance instructors.

I'm a freelance Class I in Alberta, and everything people are saying in this thread...I have seen. There is one particular flight school I know of that charges $367.00/FH, and does NOT include the instructor. I know this because I was CFI there for all of 2 months before the threads started unraveli...
by FreelanceInstructor
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructor Practical Exam
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Flight Instructor Practical Exam

The check ride won't go like your typical PPL/CPL flight test. A couple things of note. 1. ALWAYS be willing to play the part. While a button up shirt/tie, dress pants, dress shoes, etc isn't a requirement, it will make a good first impression to your examiner. You want to impress your examiner earl...
by FreelanceInstructor
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.

You won’t be asked to present a PGI on instrument flying on an initial class IV instructor ride so don’t worry too much about it. I wouldn't exactly say that you won't be asked to PGI it, however I would agree that it is unlikely. If it's a PPL exercise in the FIG, it could be asked. Examiners typi...
by FreelanceInstructor
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: flight school where chances are bright for flight instructor job
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: flight school where chances are bright for flight instructor job

This is the most important thing to understand. 3-Talk to students, and if you have time/patience, watch how the circuits are flown. That tells you a lot. Longer circuits means that the instructor is hosing the student for hours and money. Even six minute circuits are too long unless other traffic ...
by FreelanceInstructor
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Calgary-Okotoks flight school? (CFX2)
Replies: 16
Views: 1846

Re: Calgary-Okotoks flight school? (CFX2)

"... And if you fail the test? We will provide an additional 3 hours of dual instruction at no extra cost to get you ready to re-take the test." If my memory serves me correct, was this statement not previously advertised as something to the sorts of "if you don't finish your license by 50 hours we ...
by FreelanceInstructor
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Actual PPL Flight Cost Totals
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Re: Actual PPL Flight Cost Totals

what he said^^
by FreelanceInstructor
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instruction(Alberta)
Replies: 0
Views: 608

Flight Instruction(Alberta)

Hello all, I am a Class I Freelance Flight Instructor located in Central Alberta and now expanding my operations to include Calgary and area due to high demand. If you are sick of wait times, overly inflated training costs, in need of re-currency, insurance checkouts, tailwheel type checkouts, instr...
by FreelanceInstructor
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Flight Test Preparation/Studying
Replies: 8
Views: 1472

Re: PPL Flight Test Preparation/Studying

I would take a look at the Private Pilot Flight Test guide. I think the largest question is how close are you to flight testing? You're Instructor is required to do a mock flight test with you, where he does a little role-playing game with you. This is where the instructor gets to best evaluate you,...
by FreelanceInstructor
Wed May 09, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Night Rating - You Should Think About It!
Replies: 40
Views: 4437

Re: Night Rating - You Should Think About It!

406.03(2) A person who does not hold a flight training unit operator certificate may operate a flight training service if (a) the person holds a private operator registration document or an air operator certificate, the aircraft used for training — in the case of the holder of an air operator certif...
by FreelanceInstructor
Tue May 08, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight instructor "shortage "
Replies: 24
Views: 3179

Re: Flight instructor "shortage "

I've been in the training world now for 6 years, and have seen the whole "pilot shortage" situation unfold. The problem, right now, is the fact that there is a shortage of QUALIFIED pilots to fill the seats of the larger tin. The big guys don't want to invest in the pilot pool because there is, in a...
by FreelanceInstructor
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Night Rating - You Should Think About It!
Replies: 40
Views: 4437

Re: Night Rating - You Should Think About It!

I want to bubble this thread back to the top... I've read the CARs, and there is no specification that the "dual hours" have to be done with an instructor, just that the rating has to be signed off by an instructor or AP once they are confident the individual is capable/safe/etc. The solos have to ...
by FreelanceInstructor
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Class I Freelance Instructor Available (Central Alberta)
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Class I Freelance Instructor Available (Central Alberta)

Now is the time to get a Flight Instructor Rating! With Flight Training Units resorting to contracting Flight Instructors due to demand, get your start in the commercial aviation world with a Commercial Pilot License and a Flight Instructor Rating. Make some money, and build time while doing it. Cla...

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