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Train Like You Fly

A Flight Instructor's Guide to Scenario-based Training

Arlynn McMahon

9781619547322
250 pages
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc
Overview

Scenario-based training (SBT) uses a script of real-world experiences to address flight training objectives. Scenarios are powerful training tools precisely because the future is unpredictable. Train Like You Fly explores the key ingredients necessary to make a good pilot, and shares practical techniques to bring it all into the cockpit. Using scenarios, both students and expert pilots will develop, practice, and rehearse their judgment and decision-making skills.

These guidelines and tips will help flight instructors expand their services to reach well beyond the FAA Airman Certification Standards and Practical Test Standards, and help students train like they fly so they fly like they train. In this book, instructors will gain insight on creating scenarios and learn how to:

  • Teach systematic risk reduction
  • Incorporate aeronautical decision making (ADM), and develop critical thinking skills in their students
  • Employ effective grading and evaluation
  • Help new CFIs gain from the most effective habits of experienced instructors
  • Implement scenario-based training into their current teaching methods

Flight instructor extraordinaire and flight school owner/operator Arlynn McMahon has helped more than 1,000 students and CFIs fulfill their dreams of flight since 1984. She is a nationally recognized, professional aviation educator and leader in the field.

Author Bio

Arlynn McMahon began her love of aviation as a youngster. She soloed on her 16th birthday; since that time her feet have rarely been on the ground. Arlynn is a graduate of Aero-Tech of Lexington, Kentucky, and also a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Arlynn has helped more than 1,000 students and CFIs fulfill their dreams of flight since she joined Aero-Tech as an instructor in 1984. A career flight instructor, she recently completed a MBA in Strategic Leadership from Amberton University. Today she serves as Aero-Tech’s Vice President and Training Centers Manager, responsible for all pilot training and flight activities. She is an active FAA Accident Prevention Counselor, 1991 FAA Regional Flight Instructor of the Year, 2009 CFI of the Year, and 2009 recipient of the NATA Award for Excellence in Pilot Training.

Arlynn specializes in teaching Aeronautical Decision-Making and Cockpit-Risk Management to the aircraft owner/nonprofessional pilot. She is a guest speaker at many aviation safety seminars and functions. Arlynn holds an Airline Transport Pilot for multi-engine privileges and a Commercial Pilot Certificate for single engine privileges. She is an FAA Gold Seal and NAFI Master Instructor, with CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, and over 10,000 accident-free hours, including 7,000 hours dual given. She is a Designated Sport Pilot Examiner and a FAAST Representative.