November 1999 Issue

The CFI in the Mirror

Thinking like an instructor will help you stay sharp – and save some money along the way

Most people would agree that flying costs a lot of money and, if you’re like most general aviation pilots, that cash drains right out of your pocket. Most pilots are willing to pay the price for the rewards of flying, but few want to throw money away on their aerial pursuits.

It only makes sense to try to get the most for your money – and that means maximizing the amount of time you do the kind of flying you like and minimizing the amount of time you spend droning through the maneuvers essential to maintaining your proficiency.

With the right attitude, it’s easy to do. You can make money while you fly by simply not wasting it. That takes study, preparation, forethought and practice.

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