Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:58 am
The Chief Flying Instructor is responsible for the quality and content of the training delivered to the students of that school.
All instructors need some leadership and oversight from time to time.
Keep an eye on what they are doing, as well as their health and moods!
Know your own situation too.
I made some mistakes this morning, and I am aware of them. It puts an alert on my own progress today even though I am not flying.
So I usually brief the student to let me know if they do not like anything about the flight.
It is CRM training from the start.
I have had many students tell me they were concerned about something during a flight, but because they were with me they felt it must be alright!
Egos are dangerous in flying, and we are notorious for having huge egos easily dented when we’re criticised, or we have an accident in spite of having thousands of hours.
Some instructors are beyond question, they’re perfect.
So students should be taught to question, and instructors need to control their frustration from time to time when his/her procedure is questioned. Everything should be able to be justified with reason.
I test student sometimes, fly into weather I do not like myself and hope they question this decision.
I won't continue beyond my own risk limit, (never put the aeroplane into a seriously risky situation), but I hope the student questions it much sooner.
Debrief the decision making afterwards.
Wandering the World