Cirrus co-founder Dale Klapmeier, along with famed air racer Michael Goulian, invite you to join us for an exciting Inside Cirrus Special Event celebrating Executive Flyers Aviation’s appointment as a Cirrus Training Center and the opening of Cirrus’ Regional Sales office.
Executive Flyers Aviation is the leading flight school in the Boston area. EFA will soon offer a full flight-line of Cirrus aircraft available for training and rental. Additionally, EFA offers aircraft management services for your convenience.
At the event get behind the scenes for a firsthand look at the completely redesigned 2013 Generation 5 SR22T. With 200 lbs. more useful load, 60/40 FlexSeating™ with seating for 5, Cirrus Perspective™ by Garmin®, Cirrus Known Ice Protection™ and the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System™ which has saved 69 lives to date, there’s never been a better aircraft available to you.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet aviation hero Dale Klapmeier and our own Michael Goulian!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Signature Flight Support (KBED)
160 Hanscom Drive
Bedford, MA 01730 Google Maps
Tony leaned over the dispatch desk shaking his head with a smile on his face.
“He did it in 7 days.”
Jason had just passed his CFI checkride with Steve Brown, a Principle Operations Inspector at the Boston FSDO.
Jason has served in the US Air Force for about twelve years. He is preparing to become a civilian again and he’s come up with a great way to give back.
Jason hopes to start an organization that gives at-risk urban youth the chance to help build kit planes they can eventually fly. Throughout the process, they practice setting goals, learning a trade and enjoying the benefits of honest hard work.
But for this vision to become reality, Jason needed to become a flight instructor. He turned to EFA and joined our fast track program.
In fast track, clients hire instructors at a discounted rate for 4 hours or 8 hours at a time. Clients fly, do ground school or practice on the simulator. The extra time allows clients pursuing advanced ratings to accomplish a lot very quickly.
As Jason left the office, he turned and shook Tony’s hand. “Thank you for everything.”
“Hey man,” Tony replied. “I just showed you the door and you walked through it.”
Whatever your aviation dreams are, all of us at Executive Flyers are eager to get you started.
The FAA recently added new Practical Test Standards (PTS) to the Private and Commercial Certificates. Examiners will start testing students on these topics immediately and students should know what to expect. Certificated pilots will also find these principles helpful.
The most significant update to the PTS is a section called Single-Pilot Resource Management (SRM). It replaces a smaller section called Crew Resource Management (CRM).
CRM refers to how pilots remain situationally aware by collecting and interpreting all the information available, communicate with crew members and ATC and divide the flying workload with members of the flight crew.
However, pilots (especially Private Pilots) frequently fly by themselves. Single-pilot operations have their own safety considerations and the new PTS address this issue.
How do you make decisions by yourself?
What about risk and task management?
What are some ways to stay situationally aware?
How do you protect yourself from controlled flight into terrain (CFIT)?
What about automation management?
Our instructors have already begun to focus on these issues during training. We encourage all of our clients to develop their own SRM strategy. The FAA, NBAA and AOPA all have great resources. We are also happy to share our insights into SRM and the other PTS changes.
Cessna Pilot Course students should receive a link to the new PTS in their email. New hard copy versions will be available soon.
A year ago, I took my first flying lesson with EFA. Now, my logbook holds more than 250 hours, 40 of which were obtained in EFA’s Super Decathlon. Besides my PPL, I acquired an Instrument Rating, Tailwheel and High Performance endorsement.
While I was keen to learn how to fly, not in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that not even 2 months after passing my PPL, I would fly a taildragger upside down, by myself. Nor did I expect to transition as quickly and smoothly from PPL to Instrument Rating. Every time I fly an approach, I’m amazed by the immense skill set I’ve acquired. Moreover, I had tons and tons of fun.
For this, I would like to thank the whole EFA team; the dispatch and line team for always providing a plane ready to fly and in excellent shape, all with a friendly smile, and the mechanics for taking such good care of EFA’s fleet.
But first and foremost, I would like to thank my instructors, Marc, with whom I obtained my PPL and who was my FAA-designated examiner and Tony, who was my aerobatics and instrument instructor. Marc and Tony are my aviation mentors; they taught me attention to detail, a willingness to always hold myself up to the highest standards, respect the airplane and avoid complacency like the plague. Their passionate airmanship has instilled in me a great desire to continue to learn, collect more ratings and constantly work to become a better pilot.
In short, I could not have wished for a better training experience and whole-heartedly recommend Tony and Marc to anyone interested in learning to fly or obtain advanced ratings. I’m sure that both Timm and I will be back for more aerobatics and our CPL.
The eighth class in our Ground Seminar Series will be VFR Flying: Guided Group Discussion & Shared Techniques on Saturday, April 21 from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Ed Keins will lead this discussion. Free
One of our primary goals for the entire ground seminar series is for our clients to get to know each other. The “aviation community” is just that.
We want to swap stories, learn from each other’s experiences and discuss things we’re curious about. We just believe that becoming a better pilot means always learning. That’s what this seminar is all about.