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Beechcraft Instructor Crosstalk - Hampton Inn & Suites


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 schedule for Saturday:


Arrival and Check-in


Welcome, Overview and Instructions


Goals and Responsibilities of the BPPP Instructor
Thomas P. Turner, Executive Director, ABS Air Safety Foundation


Tips and Tricks for Presenting the BPPP Syllabus (part 1)
Greg Keshishian, Senior BPPP Instructor




Preflight Inspections for Beechcraft Instructors
Bob Ripley, ABS Senior Technical Advisor


Instructor Insights
ABS-BIC Participants


Tips and Tricks for Presenting the BPPP Syllabus (part 2)
Greg Keshishian, Senior BPPP Instructor

1730-2000 Cash Bar and Dinner

Here is the schedule for Sunday:


Teaching Hot Starts, Maximum Performance Takeoffs and Landings, and Other Type-Specific Operations
Thomas P. Turner, Executive Director, ABS Air Safety Foundation


Instructor Insights
ABS-BIC Participants


How to Become a BPPP Instructor; Instructor Use of the ABS Website
Thomas P. Turner, Executive Director, ABS Air Safety Foundation




By the Numbers 2.0: Teaching Advanced PAC Concepts
Bryan Kutcher, BPPP Instructor


Closing Remarks and Presentation 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 experienced in the past two years or completing a BPPP standardization flight).

Event & Hotel Location
Hampton Inn & Suites
18014 Park Row Dr
Houston, TX 77084
Phone: 281-578-6700

ABS-BIC rate $89/night (single)
Book online with this link now!  Please make your hotel reservations early, our room block closes on February 9th, 2020. 

West Houston Airport offers a weekend fuel discount of 50¢ off per gallon.

The Hampton Inn offers a free shuttle to/from the West Houston Aiport. Please call the hotel directly to schedule a pick-up or drop-off.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Participants are responsible for all of their own transportation for this event. No transportation will be provided by ABS/ASF.

What is required to be able to attend?
1. Each attendee must be a current member of the American Bonanza Society.
2. Each participant must be a CFI.

What meals are provided by ABS/ASF?
ABS/ASF will provide participants with refreshments on Saturday/Sunday, as well as lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.

What is the attire?
Jeans are appropriate. Anything that you would wear to give flight instruction in is fine.