The Flight Instructor's Survival Guide: true, witty, insightful stories illustrating the fundamentals of instructing

The Flight Instructor's Survival Guide: true, witty, insightful stories illustrating the fundamentals of instructing

The Flight Instructor's Survival Guide: true, witty, insightful stories illustrating the fundamentals of instructing

The Flight Instructor's Survival Guide: true, witty, insightful stories illustrating the fundamentals of instructing

Paperback

$19.95 
  • SHIP THIS ITEM
    Qualifies for Free Shipping
    Usually ships within 6 days
  • PICK UP IN STORE
    Check Availability at Nearby Stores

Related collections and offers


Overview

After passing the FAA’s Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) knowledge test required of all instructors, the true challenge begins—applying that knowledge in the real world of teaching flight. Follow along as Arlynn McMahon lifts the FOI principles from the classroom and brings them into the cockpit. Her forty-four stories demonstrate the FOI principles in flight and offer practical strategies for dealing with both common and unexpected situations—all with wisdom, grace, and humor.

McMahon’s companion to the Aviation Instructor’s Handbook (FAA-H-8083-9) uses memorable parables and provides sage advice to illustrate FOI principles at work with real clients in real-life situations. Psychology, human factors, professionalism, effective communication, customer service, and ethics are evident in her teaching style with the people she’s interacted with over decades in the business of flight training. McMahon’s experiences illustrate what works—and why—for instructors and their students.

Through artful storytelling, McMahon shows how a successful instructor is sometimes a psychologist, other times a detective, and always a gatekeeper enforcing rules and cultivating the behaviors required to be a responsible aviation citizen. Delightful, full of wisdom—and written with humor, kindness, and dignity for her students—this is an invaluable guide for all flight and ground instructors who will benefit from using McMahon’s insights with their own clients.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619544291
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Pages: 195
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 17 Years

About the Author

Arlynn McMahon began her love of aviation as a youngster. She soloed on her 16th birthday; since that time her feet have rarely been on the ground. Arlynn is a graduate of Aero-Tech of Lexington, Kentucky, and also a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Arlynn has helped more than 1,000 students and CFIs fulfill their dreams of flight since she joined Aero-Tech as an instructor in 1984. A career flight instructor, she recently completed a MBA in Strategic Leadership from Amberton University. Today she serves as Aero-Tech’s Vice President and Training Centers Manager, responsible for all pilot training and flight activities. She is an active FAA Accident Prevention Counselor, 1991 FAA Regional Flight Instructor of the Year, 2009 CFI of the Year, and 2009 recipient of the NATA Award for Excellence in Pilot Training.

Arlynn specializes in teaching Aeronautical Decision-Making and Cockpit-Risk Management to the aircraft owner/nonprofessional pilot. She is a guest speaker at many aviation safety seminars and functions. Arlynn holds an Airline Transport Pilot for multi-engine privileges and a Commercial Pilot Certificate for single engine privileges. She is an FAA Gold Seal and NAFI Master Instructor, with CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, and over 10,000 accident-free hours, including 7,000 hours dual given. She is a Designated Sport Pilot Examiner and a FAAST Representative.

Table of Contents

Disclaimer vii

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Stories about Human Behavior 1

Walter 2

Ricky 6

Emma 9

Henry 12

Chapter 2 Stories about the Learning Process 17

Fatima 18

Dillon 23

Edsel 27

Chapter 3 Stories about Effective Communication 31

Pilot-People 32

Susan 34

Abe 37

Carlos 40

Chapter 4 Stories about the Teaching Process 45

An Exercise 46

Dick 48

Kerry 51

Chapter 5 Stories about Assessment 57

Don 58

Megan 61

Chase 64

Chapter 6 Stories about Planning Instructional Activity 69

Billy 70

Lamar 73

Fred 79

COM/CFI 82

Chapter 7 Stories about Responsibilities and Professionalism 87

Joe 88

Chris 90

Daniel 94

Clay 97

Cooper 101

Howard 104

Katie 108

Thomas 112

Jay 115

Keith 120

John 125

Andrew and Barry 128

Jason 132

Oscar 134

Chapter 8 Stories about Techniques of Flight Instruction 139

Flight Camp 140

Stephen 144

Rock 148

Chapter 9 Stories about Risk Management 153

Patty 154

Dad 156

Dalton 158

Ben 162

Peter 167

Valerie, a Summary 173

Cross Reference 175

From the B&N Reads Blog

Customer Reviews

Related Searches

Explore More Items