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Features September 2013 Issue

View From Both Sides

The instructor and the pilot hopefully begin with a common understanding of a training objective, but they may travel diverging paths with conflicting expectations along the way.

The successful completion of an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) combines the knowledge and personality traits of both the instructor and pilot. [IMGCAP(1)] Contributing editor Joe Shelton undertook the challenge of obtaining an IPC while both he and instructor Ken Maples share their thoughts and observations about the process. This point/counterpoint presentation should help us more fully understand the process and perspective of both participants in this refresher training, hopefully gaining some valuable insights along the way that…

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