Recently we wrote about a role model, the first woman pilot – Raymonde de Laroche. Yes, she’s a woman but more importantly, a role model possessing the qualities any role model should have. She survived horrific crashes, and still possessed talent and resilience born from a desire for sports at a young age.
When you’re developing your passion for flying, you’re going to need a good flight instructor. You’re going to want a sound investment of your time and money. You’re probably already familiar with what a mentor offers, no matter the industry. Everything from being a counselor, and career guidance, to the exact steps you need to take to learn the craft to avoid delays and mistakes. What should you be looking for in a flight instructor? In this industry, as in others, “good enough” isn’t really good enough, and there should be little to no margin for safety or performance.
At a minimum, the job of a flight instructor is to provide a safe and effective learning situation, adhere to safe practice and Federal and state aviation regulations; treat others with respect; and encourage students and fellow instructors.
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