I’m a new flight instructor! I couldn’t have asked for better weather this morning when I flew to Cedar Rapids to finish my flight instructor test. The flight went very well. I’ve finally reached a major goal and look forward … Read More
I drove down to Cedar Rapids today where I spent eight hours total with the FAA examiner, and I passed the CFI oral! With a lunch and a couple breaks, the actual questioning lasted about six hours. The easiest part … Read More
Since I hadn’t flown since March 21st and I am waiting for a checkride, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to do a review flight today. It takes constant effort to stay sharp. That’s why I practiced steep turns and lazy … Read More
And that’s not an April fool. My CFI checkride is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6th in Cedar Rapids.
The second time was a charm. I finished the mock flight instructor checkride that my school requires, and now I can move on to the real thing. I did slow flight, four types of stalls, steep turns, a steep spiral, … Read More
I got a much-needed confidence boost today. I reviewed the same maneuvers that caused me trouble on my mock checkride. Everything went great! I feel better knowing that whatever went wrong last time was just bad luck. I’m ready to … Read More
I had my mock CFI checkride with the chief instructor today. The oral part covering fundamentals of instruction went fine. We were running short on time, so we didn’t talk about any flight subjects. Then we went flying. My head … Read More
It’s hard to keep this site up-to-date. I have been busy with two jobs and flight training. Until now I was devoting much of my free time on the computer to making a three-inch binder full of lesson plans for … Read More