pilots are faced with a new and challenging era of glass cockpit
general aviation aircraft, innovative aircraft design, advances in
avionics technology, and changes to instrument procedures and airspace.
Students are more technically savvy. Therefore with time/money always at
a minimum, a demand exists for highly skilled flight instructors who
know the best teaching methods for flying IFR.
Teaching Confidence in the Clouds offers real-life application
of computer desktop flight simulators and flight training devices
(PCATDs and Basic ATDs) as they relate to current methods of instrument
training. Since they were first adopted in 1997, FAA-approved desktop
flight simulators have been an effective means to train students. The
scenario-based training concepts, training assignments, and instructor
tips included in this book will be a valuable resource for any pilot
currently taking instrument training, instrument pilots that want to
improve their skills, or for flight instructors wanting to help their
students reduce the number of hours needed to complete an instrument