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 91 
 on: October 15, 2017, 01:42:15 PM 
Started by hamburgee - Last post by tribalelder
M39-1 notwithstanding, that currently useless dosimeter slot inside the left upper pocket can be carefully removed. Expertly sewn to the upper left sleeve it becomes a pen pocket. Expertly sewn, it looks like it belongs--AND IT HELPS US DO OUR JOB.

While you are at it, split one of the pants cargo pockets with a seam under the rear pocket pleat.  Your glasses/sunglasses/safety glasses case won't flop over sideways to the pocket bottom.



 92 
 on: October 15, 2017, 01:25:45 PM 
Started by xray328 - Last post by Flying Pig
Sorry... I added a paragraph to my above post as you were responding.. 

 93 
 on: October 15, 2017, 01:23:38 PM 
Started by xray328 - Last post by xray328
I’ll have to get the exact hours, 10 was a guess.  But yes, we do live in a zero lift area. The field is also challenging, there are very few alternate landing options and there are trees on one side and houses/buildings on the other.  I didn’t appreciate the challenge until I took a flight recently.  Certainly much more challenging than when I did my solo at Coles County (Johnson).  And yes, he expects her to read during the week and answer his questions on her flying day. They spend on average about 30 minutes reviewing the material before they fly. I’m not sure that’s enough, 30 minutes then a week goes by. I really think a solid week of instruction at a CAP glider academy would do wonders.

 94 
 on: October 15, 2017, 01:12:14 PM 
Started by xray328 - Last post by Flying Pig
53 flights with about 10hrs in an ASK21 is pretty short flights.   Unless you just live in an area with zero lift.    Is the instructors assessments of her not putting in the effort consistent with your daughter normally or is that just out of the ordinary.  Lets face it, parents know their kids.   When I learned to fly gliders as a 14-15yr old my CFI had been a P51 mustang ace in WWII and could probably teach a rock to fly.  Then for a while I had a cfi who I swear just hated kids.  I'm 42 now and looking back on it as an adult I know now that the man just hated people overall.  I was actually nervous to even be around him because he was so mean .

53 flights in that type of sailplane with only 10hrs just sounds really strange. Thats an average of an 18 min flight.  Heck... the tow itself should be 10-15ish.  Not grasping the book work translating into 53 flights and still can't solo just doesn't correlate.  If she's that far behind the book work, then why is she still flying?  It sounds like the flying should have stopped at flight 20ish and gone into classroom mode.  Instead t sounds like you have an instructor who wants to fly and expects the ground to be done at home on her own.  (Total speculation in my part) but if the book work is what keeps her from soloing, why is she still out going on tow after tow after tow with mom and dad footing the bill?   (Not that you owe me an explanation...Just thinking out loud).

That scenario is consistent to a point with youth level pilot students.  They want to fly, they dont want to study.  But its the amount of flights she has compared to progress and the reasons for the lack of progress that dont make sense to me as an instructor.  Again I dont know your kid... but a CFI telling a student they wont fly with them anymore and calling it "tough love" is not settling well with me for some reason.  Have you changed CFIs?   I can just see that being a huge blow to a teenager.

(Edited for horrendous spelling and punctuation as a result of commenting on my iPhone!)

 95 
 on: October 15, 2017, 11:41:25 AM 
Started by xray328 - Last post by xray328
She’s having difficulty reading the book then applying what she’s read.  She’s now at 53 flights and her instructor said he’s not going to fly with her anymore.  His take is that she’s not putting enough effort in.  He said it’s “tough love”.  She’s getting frustrated because she is in fact reading the book, but it’s not sinking in. At this point I think she’s done for this season.  Maybe a “week 2” at a CAP glider academy would do the trick?  These are aero tows and I’m guessing 10 hours of flight time.

 96 
 on: October 15, 2017, 11:34:55 AM 
Started by xray328 - Last post by PHall
How old is the student?   50 flights without a solo is a pretty significant number of flights.  What it is that she's not understanding that is keeping her from solo?   At the solo level, calling your level of understanding "basic" would be a stretch for most pilots honestly.   How much total time does she have vs flights?   

And are these all winch launch flights or aero tow? Winch launch flights tend to be rather short since they tend to be once around the pattern flights.

 97 
 on: October 15, 2017, 08:48:44 AM 
Started by xray328 - Last post by Flying Pig
How old is the student?   50 flights without a solo is a pretty significant number of flights.  What it is that she's not understanding that is keeping her from solo?   At the solo level, calling your level of understanding "basic" would be a stretch for most pilots honestly.   How much total time does she have vs flights?   

 98 
 on: October 14, 2017, 04:35:57 PM 
Started by kjmillig - Last post by Luis R. Ramos
Why doesn't the other person you are working with contact the Veterans of Foreign Wars to donate meeting space?

My squadron meets at a school in Brooklyn, but we have secured the support of an American Legion post to use when the school closes.

Another Brooklyn squadron meets at another American Legion Post.

If your local post sponsors parades, you can participate and increase your visibility in the community.

 99 
 on: October 14, 2017, 04:03:09 PM 
Started by kjmillig - Last post by kjmillig
The other person, former member, I'm working with is a member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

 100 
 on: October 14, 2017, 11:29:24 AM 
Started by MSG Mac - Last post by Eclipse
Here is the direct link to the "Innovations" document referred to
which includes the summary of the proposed new 60-1.
https://www.capmembers.com/file.cfm/media/blogs/documents/News__Innovations_2017web_DF5FE7B21912E.pdf

It's also attached for posterity.

The link in Mr. LaFond's comment post current goes to a ad site for, ironically enough,
how to give effective presentations.   




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