December 1999 Issue

Pilot, Teach Thyself

Acting as your own instructor means understanding how you learn, and how you don’t

Last month we looked at the philosophy of “being your own CFI” and emphasized how you could maintain your knowledge, skills and bankroll by approaching your flying as though you were both instructor and student.

This part continues the explanation of by using the tips, techniques and fundamentals from FAA’s Advisory Circular 60-14, the Aviation Instructor’s Handbook. Application of these time-tested tips will help your flying to be more cost-efficient and much more enjoyable.

Learning has a few rules of the road. Learning is change in behavior, improvement in expertise or capability – getting better at what you do. But sometimes you hit learning plateaus or you can’t seem to get somet...

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