Genghis the Engineer wrote:
Longfinal wrote:For those starting the FI course, may I suggest you engage with the Teaching and a Learning element and then prepare your briefs. If they don’t work for you, try another tack. It’s about your ability to instruct. It’s nice to have a shortcut but much better to think it through for yourself rather than plagiarise something that might, or might not have worked for someone else.
When I do a board brief, on a whiteboard, I'm talking and teaching at about the rate I write, and I'm building up an image as I discuss it.
Putting everything up at once, in a form that suited somebody else's patter, strikes me as actively counterproductive.
It's horses for courses, I think. When I was taught to be an FI it was suggested that white-boarding was the best way to teach.
Personally it doesn’t work for me and so 10 years ago or so I created my own suite of PPTs to cover PPL training, IRR training, tail wheel etc and pre-test briefs. They work well for me although I do agree that much of the value lies in writing them (and reviewing/updating them from time to time). I still often use a white-board to illustrate points with some on the job sketches, but I try to avoid the talk-and-write style although it clearly works for some others.
For the cost of a few pennies I also made some stick-on magnetic shapes by which to illustrate on a white-board things like AoA, landing attitudes, effect of flap on the shape of a wing, etc which I find easier to use than my ropey drawings.