Podcast Episode 4 – Have You Ever Been Scared While Teaching a Student?

In this episode, Derek tells the story of the most scared he has ever been while flight instructing. Early in his flight instructing career, Derek and his private pilot student embarked on a mission-based lesson that would take them to a destination airport on one day, with a return to the home airport the next day. Circumstances came together such that they encountered a very low-fuel situation, and without immediate and decisive action, they would have faced a forced landing.

Everything turned out alright, but Derek certainly recalls this as one of the “never again” moments of his career. Many lessons were learned by both the student and the instructor.

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Podcast Episode 3 – Can a CFI Make a Living?

Many pilots see flight instruction as a way to build enough time and experience to be able to achieve an ATP rating and get hired by the scheduled airlines. But what if a pilot simply wants to teach? Is it possible to make a viable living as a full-time flight instructor? Derek and David answer that question in episode 3 of Flying With a Purpose.

Derek later talks about how he became a career CFI and why he has chosen that over simply becoming an airline pilot.

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Podcast Episode 1 – Standardization and Qualifications to Own a Flight School

In this episode of Flying With a Purpose, David asks Derek what qualifies him to own and operate a flight school like Melbourne Flight Training. They also discuss standardization of the flight instruction given at the flight school. Finally, they answer the question about how to find a good flight school and instructor.

If you want to see videos of David’s personal flight training experience, subscribe to the YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/flightreview. And if you would like to send us a question to potentially be answered on the show, send us an email to podcast@flightreview.tv.

Podcast Episode 0 – Pilot

Welcome to the first episode, the “pilot” episode, of Flying With a Purpose. In this episode, Derek and David discuss the goal of the show and the various approaches to training student pilots. We discuss the culture of Melbourne Flight Training, and how that influences the flight training experience. During recording, another student at Melbourne Flight Training passes his CFI check ride, and will start working as an instructor at the school.

If you want to see videos of David’s personal flight training experience, subscribe to the YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/flightreview. And if you would like to send us a question to potentially be answered on the show, send us an email to podcast@flightreview.tv.