This week I have the happy task of writing profiles on the three CFIs who were named Outstanding Flight Instructors in our Flight Training Excellence Awards. I can’t divulge their names just yet–you’ll find out when we make the official announcement at AOPA Summit 2012.
But I can share with you some of the glowing recommendations that their students wrote. And I challenge all flight instructors who might read this: Could these students be talking about you? If so, congratulations–you’re a winning flight instructor in my book. If not, well…maybe you have some homework to do?—Jill W. Tallman
“An exceptional instructor, who always delivers professional training, exceptional feedback, and extraordinary knowledge transfer.”
“Has exciting new ideas for teaching and brings laughter to difficult learning.”
“Is a natural flight instructor that is imaginative in finding ways to help struggling students.”
“Is very positive and there isn’t a flight that I leave not inspired … for the next lesson. [Instructor] loves to teach!”
“Dedication to students’ success and safety, knowledge in aviation, great pilot…great communication skillls, patience, always available for questions. [E]mbodies the best in flight training, [is] an example for other flight instructors.”