Use the Tape!

One solution for developing superior stick-and-rudder skills is to Use the Tape in training. This refers to a piece of tape or a grease…

QR Codes Can Enhance Learning

This article describes how flight instructors (CFIIs or CFIs) can use QR (Quick Response) Codes to enhance instructional lessons with their students. QR codes,…

That Invaluable Instrument Rating

I love the challenge and the utility of instrument flying, even though I learned to fly because I was a fantasy fighter pilot. Actually,…

Stress and Pilot Performance: Part 2

Stress hormones are catabolic in nature; in other words, they break the body down. In the last issue of SAFE, the magazine, we discussed…

Who’s In Charge Here?

So, you’re flying with a friend in their aircraft. Although you have more total time and experience, it is their plane and they have…

Executive Director Report

Greetings and Salutations. By now you’ve gotten a chance to read the press release and my ‘Bio’ on the SAFE website or in one…

Unlearning Bad Habits

Brad Whitsitt, inventor of the Xwind training device and instructor extraordinaire, likes to tell a story during our seminars about a client and his…

Stress, and Pilot Performance: Part 1

Imagine that you are on a solo cross-country flight in a single-engine airplane. According to your last calculation, you have used more fuel than…