How to Fail Your CFI Check Ride. Twice.

How to Fail Your CFI Check Ride. Twice.

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How to bust a CFI check ride without really trying! We’ve all heard about that guy, the one who failed their CFI check ride! You might have a friend or a friend of a friend that’s failed a check ride. As the urban legend has it, there might even be a person that’s failed a check ride multiple times! Can you imagine? If you’re like me, you probably have a picture in your head that looks something like this: A person that’s not the brightest bulb on the tree by a long shot! To boot, he should find something else to do other than teaching people how to fly. Maybe chess or full-contact knitting would endanger less people, but FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR? No way! The picture in your head is of…
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The secret to getting more out of ForeFlight’s weather features

The secret to getting more out of ForeFlight’s weather features

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There are a bewildering array of weather information available in ForeFlight and it can be difficult to sort everything out. In his famous book The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz, he explains how too many choices actually lead to indecision and paralysis. As pilots, we’d like to avoid this. What I’d like to offer here is a distilled workflow of flight planning that I use which I find cover a majority of my flying. The 80/20 Rule In the 1800’s, economist and scientist Vilfredo Pareto found that 20% of his pea plants produced 80% of the peas. This observation wasn’t limited to just pea pods, it seems to be a general economic rule which has since been validated again and again. So can be said of the copious features…
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