“The Savvy Flight Instructor”
The Savvy Flight Instructor
Secrets of the Successful CFI
by Gregory N. Brown
You’ve mastered the Flight Training Handbook, and wrapped up one of the toughest orals of your flying career. You can now fly and talk at the same time, all from the right seat. You can write lesson plans, enter mysterious endorsements in student logbooks, and actually explain the finer points of a lazy eight. That’s everything you’ll ever need to know to be a flight instructor… No more questions, right?
Yeah, right! If you’re a little apprehensive about where those students are going to come from, and how you are going to teach them, you’re not alone. The Savvy Flight Instructor is designed to help out with all those “other” flight instructing questions, like how to recruit new flight students. And once you’ve got ‘em, how do you keep them flying? How can you optimize your pass rate on checkrides? What are the tricks for getting students to return for their advanced ratings?
Along with tips on how to attract and retain flight students, this book is about professionalism in flight instructing: how to advance your personal flying career by increasing the skills and satisfaction of your students, while promoting general aviation at the same time.
“If you want to know how to be a successful CFI, read this book. I am going to make it required reading for every instructor we hire…” Warren Smith, Flight Training Manager, FlightStar Corp
“Outstanding! I firmly believe that if you read this book and apply only a few of the techniques mentioned, you could easily double or triple your business. This should be mandatory reading for all flight school managers… and for an independent CFI this book is worth its weight in gold!” Steve Lofgren, National Air Transportation Association
“…a great primer for… CFIs as to how the game is played and how to win… how to attract students, how to teach ‘em, and how to keep ‘em. If CFIs follow the advice in this book, they will be successful… Every CFI ought to read it!” Flight Training magazine
Published by ASA (Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc.)
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