Of the top 10
barriers identified, the number two barrier to female
in General Aviation was Instructor-student communication
incompatibility--Venus vs. Mars. Only the lack of money was
listed as more important to their success by the participants in
the Teaching Women to Fly Research Project.
Recognizing the need to strengthen communication
skills for General Aviation Flight Instructors, The Wolf
Aviation Fund recently awarded a 2011 grant to partially fund
the research and production of the new Teaching Women to Fly:
General Aviation Flight Instructor Communication Manual.
This easy-to-read textbook for flight
instructors will include self-study exercises and case studies
to increase flight instructor communication skills, using proven
and effective techniques. The training manual foreword is
by Captain Emily Howell Warner. She is America's first female
Airline Captain for a US scheduled airline and an experienced
flight instructor with over 21,000 total flight hours and has
performed more than 3,000 check rides and pilot evaluations.
Dr. Penny Rafferty Hamilton will write the
textbook using the research results from the original Teaching
Women to Fly Research Project. The textbook topics will include:
Introduction to Brain Research
What Women Pilots-in-training Need To Succeed
How to Be More Effective in Ground School Instruction
How to Be More Successful in Flight Training
Breaking Down Female-male Communication Barriers
Double the Pleasure Double the Fun
Effective Communication Exercises
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