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:
- Share best practices for type-specific flight instruction;
- Enhance the quality and scope of Beechcraft transition and recurrent training;
- Update instructors on regulations and procedures affecting flight instruction; and
- 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
467 West Patrick St
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
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).
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 Lauren@bonanza.org or call the ABS HQ at 316-945-1700.