- From: Dudley Henriques <dhenriques@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 08:49:45 -0700 (PDT)
On Sep 18, 1:04 am, Jay <med...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My instructor told me that some people how hard they try how much time
and money they spent they can't be pilots. Is that true? I don't
CFI's please commet...
Basically the statement is factual although reading the way it's
worded leaves me with the feeling that some clarification might be
Although it's true that there are various factors that would
disqualify a specific individual as being able to become a safe and
competent pilot, it should also be stated in the same sentence that
these factors should be picked up IMMEDIATELY by any competent flight
instructor interviewing a potential student.
I mention this to clarify the inclusion of time and money into the
equation as presented here.
There is absolutely no reason why any individual should be subjected
to a lengthly and costly process before these things are revealed as
It's part of an instructor's responsibility to ascertain correctly and
quickly during the interview and possibly the initial post interview
initial dual phase, and as well on an ongoing basis, whether or not a
specific student has the potential to continue instruction.
I will say this as well; in the 50 odd years I've been involved in
flight safety and instruction I've seen only a few instances where an
individual needed to be discouraged from flying.
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