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.

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.