It'll start with a series of four "ground school" sessions, and then she and the other club CFIs will work with us individually, as we work through the self-study materials and develop the required lesson plans and begin practice teaching. She provided a syllabus to guide our self-study and flight practice. This could take 6 to 9 months. I'll write about the process as I go along.
This week's class, the second of four:
- We heard from a club member who recently achieved his CFIG... the stuff he studied, the stuff he SHOULD have studied, and how the test went.
- We heard from the local DPE (Designated Pilot Examiner), the only one in the area who conducts Private Pilot Glider, Commercial Pilot Glider, and Instructor tests. He gave us very good insights into what he looks for during the oral and practical tests. He also gave us a lot of information about the paperwork requirements, costs, and ideas about insurance. Beyond that, he had a lot to say about the liability, responsibility and accountability of flight instructors.