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Beechcraft Instructor Crosstalk

The ABS-BIC is a weekend gathering of experienced CFIs who provide or plan to provide type-specific transition training in Beechcraft Bonanzas, Debonairs, Barons and Travel Airs, in or out of ABS’ Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP). Our meeting objectives are to:

  1. Share best practices for type-specific flight instruction;
  2. Enhance the quality and scope of Beechcraft transition and recurrent training;
  3. Update instructors on regulations and procedures affecting flight instruction; and
  4. Develop a sense of community among all Beechcraft instructors as we pursue a common goal of creating more knowledgeable and proficient Beech pilots.

The program, including meals, is free to CFIs who are members of ABS. Here is the agenda to date: (View a printable adgenda HERE!)

Friday, August 18
Registration and cash bar
Mexicali Cantina
467 West Patrick St
Frederick, MD

Welcome dinner. Introductions. Overview of the event
Saturday, August 19
0830 - 0945
Tips for Presenting the BPPP Flight Syllabus
Greg Keshishian, Senior BPPP instructor   

1000 - 1130
Safety: Make it Personal
Richard McSpadden, Executive Director, AOPA Air Safety Institute   

1130 – 1300

1300 - 1415
Rick Management and Instructor Liability
Alex Walters, AVEMCO Insurance

1430 – 1545
Teaching Stalls and Spins
Geoff Nye, Senior BPPP Instructor 

1545 – 1630
Discission: Staying current and enhancing you skills as a CFI; Why and how to become accredited as a BPPP instructor.

1700 – 2000
ABS-BIC Dinner
Sunday, August 20
0830 - 0945
Beechcraft Dual Instructional Mishaps and How to Avoid Them
Thomas P. Turner, ABS Air Safety Foundation   

1000 - 1115
Discussion: Encouraging pilots to seek type-specific training; Challenging the experiences Beechcraft pilot

1115 – 1130
Final comments; Presentaion of certificates

Attending the Beechcraft Instructor Crosstalk does not take the place of completing the ABS Flight Instructor Academy for new BPPP instructor accreditation. It does, however, take the place of re-taking the online Academy course to renew BPPP accreditation (when combined with flight instructor experience in the past two years or completing a BPPP standardization flight).

ABS-BIC Location
AOPA National Aviation Community Center
296 Bucheimer Rd
Frederick, MD 2171

Hilton Garden Inn
7226 Corporate Ct 
Frederick, MD 21703
ABS-BIC rate $119/night

  • Rate available August 18-20

  • Must book by July 19th.

  • Book online HERE or (240) 566-1500

Register for this event online at: ABS-BIC Frederick Registration.


If you have any questions, please email or call the ABS HQ at 316-945-1700.