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Training panel discussion at the SSA Convention
"Training New Glider Pilots and Keeping Them Soaring"
Growth and Retention: Training Panel Discussion
Russell Holtz and Rhonda Clerkin of Gliderbooks.com will be moderating a panel discussion focused on training and its relationship to the growth and retention of soaring pilots.Â*The panel discussion will be held from 5:00-6:30 on Thursday, March 1st, at the upcoming SSA convention in Reno.
Panelists will include both instructor and student representatives from various types of club and commercial operations. Each panelist will give a short introduction of their background, affiliations, and thoughts about training: the good, the bad, and what can be improved. The discussion will then be opened up toÂ*comments and questions from the audience and panelists.. The goal is to better understand the existing training landscape, and what is and isnâ€™t working for clubs, FBOâ€™s, instructors, and students.
If you would be able to lend your expertise to theÂ*discussion as a panel member, please let them know your availability and willingness to participate by answering the following questions and sending them to . Â*
1.Who are you?
2.Where are you studying/teaching?
3.Do you pay/charge for instruction?
4.WhatÂ*training resources do you use in your training/teaching?
5.What is your flight training background?
6.What has been particularly positive and/or negative for you in your training/teaching experience?
7.What do you think would make training/teaching better?
They would like to get a broad spectrum of voices, but not everyone will be able to be on the panel.Â*However, everyone is encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.
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