Instructor Symposium Session Descriptions
IACRA – How to use this electronic version of 8710-1 Pilot Application. Learn how IACRA transitions from applicant, to recommending instructor, to designated examiner.
Endorsements – A review of logbook endorsement requirements.
PTS – How to use the PTS to prepare students for the check ride. From the Applicant’s Checklist, examiner responsibilities to preparing for the tasks.
||Fixing Learning Difficulties
While many learning difficulties are not “Fixable”, areas where new students struggle can be improved most of the time. We will discuss some of the common issues listed below for new students and techniques for remedy.
1. Overburn, especially during approach to landing
2. Maintaining level flight
3. Contouring smoothly
4. Ground tracking
6. Controlled steep descent recovery
This presentation/discussion will not be limited to these items
||Teaching techniques Unique to Ballooning
This session will include techniques for teaching the elements of flying a balloon.
3. Level flight
4. Decision making
5. Navigation to approach
6. Final approaches
7. Touchdown and deceleration
||Fundamentals of Instruction
Correlation, the ultimate goal of flight instruction, takes many steps and processes. In this presentation we will examine the application of the fundamentals of instruction in flight training through questions from instructors. You might be surprised that the answer correlates to the fundamentals of instruction. Come with questions and keep your cell phone handy for this interactive presentation!
|Balloon Training Syllabus
How to use a training syllabus to track training and logbook entries. This Excel version is designed to cover all phases of instruction and can be passed from instructor to instructor to keep everyone informed, including the student, as to the student’s progress. The item checklist covers all aspects of training, per FAA Areas of Operation and is an essential tool for final review prior to a check ride.
||Teaching Fuel Management
Session description to follow.
||Teaching Balloon Landings
||Preparing a Student for a Check Ride
Steps for preparing a student for a check ride. A well-prepared applicant possesses skills and knowledge and knows what to expect on the check ride day. Preparation minimizes stress and allows for a positive and rewarding outcome. Learn review tools and tips for passing tasks and what examiners look for while testing applicants.
Hélène Viens as Moderator with all the speakers
|Breakout Discussions on Topic TBD
|Joe Doerer as Moderator with all the speakers
||Open Floor Questions to Presenters
Got an instruction related question you’ve always wanted to discuss but could never find the right person to ask? With a combined total of over 200 years of ballooning experience, our expert panel of six presenters will probably have your answer. Join us as we open the floor to comments from you and other symposium attendees.