Chapter 16 – The Use of Interpreters

‘Translation is like a woman. If it is beautiful, it is not faithful, if it is faithful, it is most certainly not beautiful’ Yevgeny Yevtushenko Using an interpreter is sometimes necessary but the limitations of teaching through a third party need to be understood and taken into account. It takes about one third longer to [...]

Chapter 15 – A Message for Chief Pilots

‘A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way’ John C. Maxwell Recurrent training is an opportunity for pilots to gain vital practice, to be standardised and receive additional skills or maybe polish the old ones. I am constantly disappointed that Chief Pilots allow their crews to arrive for [...]

Chapter 14 – Measuring Progress

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies. Robert Kennedy   The assessment process is a vital component of any training course because: a. It chronicles progress through the course. b. It identifies the positive and negative aspects of the trainee’s performance. c. Facilitates continuity of training following [...]

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