Update on Basic Med, NAFI Summit Anouncement, MEI Lesson Plans from CFI Bootcamp, and a flying tip of the week...
Basic Med will be able to be used as SIC very soon
The FAA administrator said yesterday that he would sign the correction to the FAR on basic med to allow pilots flying with Basic Med to serve as SIC. Currently, the only capacity available is PIC. The final rule will be published in the federal Resister.
NAFI announces a summit
The National Association of Flight Instructors will hold a Summit for CFIs in Lakeland, FL, on the Sun-n-Fun campus, October 24-26, 2023. This will be dedicated to flight training. Similar to The Redbird Migration, the NAFI summit will focus on flight training but concentrate on flight instruction. It’s good to see another flight training-centric conference. NAFI has over 12,000 members. They are part of the Pilot Proficiency project at Airventure.
Multi-Engine Lesson Plans from CFI Bootcamp are just days away from release.
The nearly six-month project of writing the Multi-engine lesson plans is in its final days. There are 53 lesson plans that cover all areas of operations and tasks in both the Private and Commercial ACSs. There are also lesson plans for all areas of operations and tasks in the Flight Instructor Airplane Multi-Engine PTS, except for the Fundamentals of Instructing. This means the lesson plans work for an initial Private or Commercial Pilot Certificate, an additional category or class rating, and Flight Instructor Airplane Multi-Engine initial or additional rating. In addition, the lesson plans include references to FARs, FAA Handbooks (Chapters and pages), ACS and PTS (Chapter and pages), ACs, and so on. An excellent resource for anyone teaching in a Mukti-Engine airplane. Note: lesson plans are not included for seaplane-specific tasks.
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Flying tip of the week
Do you fly cross-country at night? Plan your fuel stops at larger airports with a fuel truck. If you go to a small airport that has self-serve fuel, it may not work. Then you’re stuck. So spend a bit more on a crew car or get transportation to a hotel with an FBO discounted rate.
Episode 33: Season 2: Update on Basic Med, NAFI Summit Anouncement, MEI Lesson Plans from CFI Bootcamp, and a flying tip of the week...
On this episode of Flight Training the Way I See it, Mike discusses the update on how Basic Med will soon be able to be used as SIC very soon! We cover NAFI's summit announcement, and the tremendous amount of MEI Lesson Plan development that has taken place here at CFI Bootcamp. Still haven't joined in for a Power Hour Lesson? We'll you are missing out! We have aired over 115 LIVE shows! Along the way we have covered topics pertaining to private pilots, commercial, multi-engine, and of course CFI specific training. We close out the show by discussing our flying tip of the week!