September 21, 2018

This post explains the misconception around centrifugal force.

August 31, 2018

If you haven't guessed by now, I am fascinated with spins. So much that I actually have had the honor of providing a few lectures on them (you can watch one here.) While I am pursuing my Masters Degree in Education, I have focused much of my attention on Civilian, Mili...

August 18, 2018

I recently received this question in my inbox from a website subscriber;

“Hi TheCFIGuy,

My instructor keeps mentioning pilot induced oscillations during my tailwheel training debriefs, and he does so without really explaining it clearly. Could you explain to me what pilo...

June 8, 2018

NASA is not only known for sending man and machine into outer space, but they are also known for providing solutions that make aviation more safe. In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s they were doing some pretty interesting research on spins and how aircraft design affe...

May 26, 2018

I have heard my fair share of newly-certificated Flight Instructor horror stories, and some of the more surprising ones come from “youngins’” like myself who are eager to fly. Some of these eager CFIs find themselves in hot water later by investigative interviewers or...

May 5, 2018

It was something that was beaten into me from the beginning of my training; understanding chord-line, and how it changes with the additional of drag devices, such as flaps. The problem I see when teaching new CFIs is that there is a large misunderstanding of chord-line...

March 31, 2018

First off, welcome to the new and improved website! For me, it is a real relief to show you all the updates that have been made. After months of tinkering and researching on how to improve my little information vessel, it's time to start teaching! Before we get started...

February 20, 2018

The old story is that an FAA inspector walked up to the pilot of a Beechcraft Bonanza and asked him how he struck the smoothly curved propeller of his aircraft. When the pilot replied that his propeller was simply designed with curved tips, the FAA inspector immediatel...

January 16, 2018

The Aviation Instructors Handbook provides us with several tips to ensure that our student's frustrations are kept to a minimum during training. However, where is our guide to keep us cool as flight instructors? At my present job, I am tasked with checking in with the...

October 16, 2017

Bedford, MA – Domenic LaFauci has been recognized for his high standard of flight instruction by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s large aviation association. LaFauci has been awarded a spot on the Flight Training Experience Awards as a Dis...

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The Reason NASA Put Rockets On a GA Aircraft.

June 8, 2018

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