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Beechcraft Instructor Crosstalk

San Diego, CA

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:

Friday, March 24
1300 – 1600
(Optional)  Tour of King Schools’ video production facility
1600 – 1730
Registration and social

1730 – 2000
Welcome dinner. Introductions. Overview of the event
Saturday, March 25
0830 - 0945
Taming Those Garmins: Instructional tips for the most common avionics
Dan Brennan, BPPP instructor   

1000 - 1130
Teaching the preflight inspection; Common Beechcraft squawks found during preflight
Chuck Cook, BPPP instructor   

1130 – 1300

1215 - 1230
(During lunch) ABS HQ update: what’s happening, and what’s in the pipeline, at ABS
Thomas P. Turner, ABS Air Safety Foundation

1300 - 1415
Teaching Risk Management
John and Martha King, King Schools

1430 – 1545
Open discussion: BPPP-specific training issues/ideas encountered/ presented during the training year both positive and negative. Questions and answers
1545 – 1630
New/changed FAA regulations, guidelines, ADs, service bulletins, POH items, training standards, etc.  

1700 – 2000
Social hour and dinner
Sunday, March 26
0830 - 0945
Training mishaps and how to avoid them
Thomas P. Turner, ABS Air Safety Foundation   

1000 - 1115
Flight training scenarios for positively challenging the experienced Beechcraft pilot

1115 – 1130
Final wrap-up

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
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central
8651 Spectrum Center Blvd 
San Diego, CA 92123
ABS-BIC rate $119/night