CFI Checkride Oral Prep: Runway Incursions Lesson Plan

Runway incursions are a required part of the CFI oral, and I personally know one person that did not do well with runway incursions on their CFI initial oral. Not naming names to protect the redeemed. So I’ve been trying to prepare for this – my biggest fear is being asked something and either drawing a huge blank from being so nervous, or somehow have completely missed studying and having to say – I don’t know. I know that practice can prevent either of those scenarios from happening, and also make the checkride be closer to 3-4 hours than 5-6, or worse.

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CFI Knowledge Quiz: Learning Theories and Domains

As my checkride date nears later in November, I’m going through all the material and have been preparing quizzes and reviews for myself. This morning I made one on learning theories and domains. As an instructor, it’s necessary to consider students’ needs individually, as everyone learns in different ways. Some students are creative, intuitive, and emotional (right brain dominance), while others are more verbal, analytical, and objective (left brain dominance).

Of course, this quiz is not comprehensive, but it is a good review. The answers are included at the end. You can print out the quiz right here.

Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights – An Unconventional Memoir

Alright alright alright…. this book is a treat, another silver lining 2020 has gifted us. You know that a book is good when you’re sad that it’s over, and that’s how I felt after finishing this one.  I recently listened to Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights on audibleand enjoyed it even more than I thought I would. Matthew is a great storyteller, he is witty and knows how to build a story and paint a picture that feels real. His stories are folksy, matter-of-fact, and without a trace of ego. 

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Rambo from Frosted Faces Foundation – Adventure Saturday

My 7-year-old daughter Ava and I took Rambo (very sweet 15-year-old Pointer dog) from Frosted Faces Foundation on an adventure/ outing this afternoon. We wanted him to feel cherished and loved – so we did a full itinerary of chickie nuggies, a visit to Zach at Montgomery Field – (he got to be an airport hangar bum for a little bit!), a Dog Spa visit, and a Puppacino run! All things that we enjoy doing with our dogs Penny and Peso – we wanted him to get to enjoy!

Getting settled in the Jeep in Ramona
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More Private Pilot Checkride Prep – Multiple Choice Questions and FREE PDF

I’m back again with another quiz, this time a 10 question multiple-choice review. This is a brief refresher of items that might come up on the check ride. It includes a review of some airport signs and markings and  VFR chart items. The 10th question pertains to sport pilot cross country requirements – this is different for a private pilot certificate. 

Click right here to print the PDF of the quiz.

Jodi Picoult’s The Book of Two Ways – My Review

Having spent the last three hours crying, I’ve now finished The Book of Two Ways, Jodi Picoult’s 2020 gift to all of us. The premise of the book immediately drew me in: a plane is about to crash, and Dawn, the main character, does not thinking about her husband at home in Boston, and instead thinks of her ex-boyfriend from 15 years ago. 

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