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Training panel discussion at the SSA Convention

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Old January 13th 18, 03:15 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default 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.*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 to*comments and questions from the audience and panelists.. The goal is to better understand the existing training landscape, and what is and isn’t working for clubs, FBO’s, instructors, and students.

If you would be able to lend your expertise to the*discussion as a panel member, please let them know your availability and willingness to participate by answering the following questions and sending them to . *

1.Who are you?
2.Where are you studying/teaching?
3.Do you pay/charge for instruction?
4.What*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.*However, everyone is encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.

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