Becoming a CFI

A story about the right seat.

by Radek Wyrzykowski



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/15/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781698706917
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781698706900
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781698706894

About the Book

This book identifies the key psychological elements of flight instruction and the importance of their use in practice. It is written with all aviation enthusiasts in mind. It is for those pilots who already provide flight instruction and would like to take it to the next level or for those in training to be flight instructors. It is also for student pilots who want to see what they should expect from their flight instructor and everybody who wants to see what flight instruction is about. Based on the scientific study of student behavior and the author’s 20 years of experience as a CFI. The “Becoming a CFI” offers practical advice to identify the critical elements in effective aviation education. It also analyzes Fundamentals of Instructing by focusing on those elements which are crucial to understand and use. Author and aviation educator Radek Wyrzykowski provides rare insights into the process of flight instruction by using his real-life experiences and actions over the years, from his student pilot certificate through becoming a Chief Flight Instructor for one of the large flight schools in the northeast.

About the Author

Born in Poland in 1960, Radek Wyrzykowski came to the US as a political refugee. As he attended the higher school of education in Rzeszow (Poland), he became involved in the student independence movement. When the Polish government declared martial law in December 1981, Wyrzykowski was imprisoned in January 1982. He came to the US in 1983. In January 2020, he was awarded by the Polish president the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity (Krzyż Wolności i Solidarności) for his activities to benefit a free and democratic Poland. Radek obtained his professional pilot degree from Mohawk Valley, under the SUNY Albany program, and has more than six thousand hours dual given. He was a chief flight instructor for Horizon Aviation Inc. from 2007 to 2009 and a chief flight instructor for Northampton Aeronautics from 2005 to 2007. He was a correspondent and contributor to a Polish general aviation magazine, PILOT Club, where he published many of his articles. He is a certified flight instructor and instrument and multiengine instructor. He is the founder of IMC Club International and served as the president of that organization until 2015 when the program was acquired by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). He serves now as a manager of Flight Proficiency at the EAA. Radek may be reached through: