Real Life General Aviation Training

“Real Life General Aviation Training” is an article I wrote, which appeared in the January/February issue of Mentor magazine. Mentor is the official publication of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI). My aim with this piece was to highlight … Continue reading

Becoming a Flight Instructor: Learning to Teach

Learning to become a flight instructor is about a lot more than flying and aeronautical knowledge… Getting up and taking command of a large group of people can definitely be scary to someone who has never done it before, or … Continue reading

The Airlines are Calling, it’s for YOU!

Being a pilot is cool; being an airline pilot is even “cooler”. Have you ever thought about being a career pilot? Well, now is the right time to get into aviation… It’s a very exciting time to be involved with … Continue reading

3 Things Every (Student) Pilot Needs to Know About… Selecting a Flight Instructor

Training with the right flight instructor makes all the difference when it comes to flight training success. Any flight training, initial or advanced is an investment of your time and recourses. Before embarking on that journey it is important to … Continue reading

Students, HAVE a Mentor. Pilots, BE a Mentor!

Do you remember your journey to a pilot’s license? Are you mid-training now? Thinking about taking lessons? A mentor for a student pilot is one of the most important resources beyond the flight instructor. There is so much information and … Continue reading

Handheld Transceiver, Insurance for your Avionics!

Is it worth it to buy a handheld radio (transceiver)? That was a question I received regularly as an active flight instructor, from both student and certificated pilots… This is one of those things that aspiring pilots see in a Sportys … Continue reading

Introducing the newest member of the ReviewBeforeFlight TEAM, Mitch Roberts!

Introducing Mitchell Roberts, the newest writer here at ReviewBeforeFlight!   Mitch is currently pursuing his Instrument Rating (IFR) & Commercial Pilot Certificate, and as a result he is working hard to build flight time! I saw this as an opportunity … Continue reading

The “Big 3” of an Effective Post-Flight Discussion

The post-flight discussion is the most critical part of an effective and efficient flight lesson. The debriefing summarizes and “caps off” the training activity. Imagine building a house and not putting a roof on the house; essentially that is a … Continue reading

The VALUE for a certificated pilot that enrolls in a ground school!

All too often pilots earn their wings, take flight and never look back. Then comes the letter from the FAA, an angry controller or a WAY-TOO-LONG flight review. Any of which could be avoided if the pilot had continued learning … Continue reading

The Student Pilot – Flight Instructor Relationship

How is/was your relationship with your flight instructor? I am a firm believer that an open and respectful relationship between student pilot and flight instructor goes a long way in a student being successful with their flight training efforts. Effective … Continue reading