Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SMAC094-What Makes a Good Student?

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What Makes a Good Student?
The whole gang is back including Sean!


Pre-Flight Checklist
  • Sun n' Fun is almost here April 21-26. Carl and Eric will both be here (despite what Carl thinks on the show!). In fact the next show will be LIVE from Sun n' Fun at liveatc.net/snf.
  • Tonight we are working on clearing out the backlog of listener email going back to the middle of 2014. You can continue to send us questions at contact@stuckmicavcast.com. Going forward we will be answering them on a regular basis.
  • Eric and Victoria recently updated their meet the hosts bios.
  • Sean recently got current in a DA-20.
  • Sean also said the B-29 "Fifi" will be flying all over the country this summer. Check out the Commemorative Air Force Website for dates.
Cruise Flight
Topics covered:
  • Know Your Why
  • Commit to a consistent training schedule
  • Commit to a consistent study schedule
  • "Chair Fly"
  • Ask Questions
  • Be prepared
  • Take your training and have a healthy respect for the training environment
  • Be open to learning and input
  • Have fun while learning
  • Join a flight club and share aviation
  • Check on your recreational mindset
  • Be open to feedback
  • Apply the naked butt theory to training
  • Set and know your training milestones
  • Ask for homework
  • Realize ground briefing time is important
  • Know what’s next in your training and prep for it
  • Pick a professional CFI
  • Schedule time every week to fly AND to study
  • Fly no less than twice a week
  • Set training milestones and hold yourself to them
  • Simulation!! Logable or not
  • Communicate and expect communication in return
  • Flight training is not an on/off activity – must prep before and review after
~Picks of the Week~
Eric: Waze, a crowd sourcing traffic app to help you be on time, including for getting to the airport!
Rick: Air Wings, an aviation game based on point of view flight of a paper airplane
Victoria: The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin historical fiction about the wife of Charles Lindbergh
Sean: Ageless Aviation Dreams, a non-profit honoring US Military veterans by giving flights in a Steerman
Carl: Colorado Pilots Association, which has tons of information on mountain flying, backcountry flying, etc.
After Landing Checklist:
Check out our new Pick of the Week Page
To find all the ways to contact us check out our Contacts Page

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