Chapter 3 The Learning Curve

‘He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying’. Friedrich Nietzsche The planners and the Head of Training will design a course that almost invariably will have a linear ‘learning curve’ – in fact not a curve at all but [...]

Chapter 2 – Success is the Key Objective

‘I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it’ Pablo Picasso The simple application of a little human psychology will enable you, as the simulator instructor, to ‘prime the pump’ and ensure the course gets off on the right foot. Remember you are, above all, a teacher and [...]

Chapter 1 So You Want to be a Sim Instructor

‘The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts’ C. S. Lewis This article is a very personal view of the world of the Helicopter Synthetic Flight Instructor and is not written with any authority from those I have worked for in this role. I’m not involved in the challenges of [...]

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