[New Subforum Request] Something for the CFI's, both existing and wanna be's

Discussion in 'Site Feedback and Support' started by AggieMike88, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. AggieMike88

    AggieMike88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    As I move onward through the process of gaining my CFI credentials, I've noticed we don't have a specific spot for us PoA minions to discuss the various topics that pertain to being or becoming a flight instructor.

    We do have "Flight Training", but that's a bit broad for what I am thinking of.

    I'd like to see a "CFI Lounge" (or other quality/creative name) forum for us to discuss topics like
    how to teach XXX topic to the student
    what you should do to be a really good instructor
    I'm in a rut teaching this lump of clay in the left seat.... how do I get through to him
    CFI stories, "There I was, in the RH seat of a Cherokee and the student...."
    I just got my credentials, what now?
    Do I go with a local or regional school or remain independent
    What do I need to know about the business aspects of being a CFI (aka income, taxes, expenses, etc)
    and more.

    The objective is bring in some organization so topics like this and similar are grouped into a sub forum that makes sense, versus scattered through Flight Following, Flight Training, Hangar Talk, etc.
     
  2. Mtns2Skies

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    I personally think (not the voice of the MC) that this is well served by the pilot training forum. Students would also benefit from these stories hearing the other side of the flight training equation.
     
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  3. Walboy

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    This is a great resource for your questions.

    http://www.askacfi.com/

    If you search the archives, I bet your question has been asked and answered. Several POA members answer questions there.
     
  4. AggieMike88

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    Thanks, wasn't previously aware of that site.
     
  5. timwinters

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    I always immediately click on "new posts" when I arrive...

    ...so forums and sub forums are irrelevant.