Emphasize the positive

Understanding Risk vs Reward

Instructors have a tremendous influence on a student’s perception of our sport. It’s essential to explain the risks involved in what we do and how they can be mitigated. Then, after explaining the risks, emphasize the rewards. There’s a reason why we all continue to fly…we’ve determined that the rewards outweigh the risks.

Be a positive ambassador for yourself and the PPG community.

“The way instructors conduct themselves, the attitudes they display, and the manner in which they develop instruction all contribute to the formation of either positive or negative impressions by students. The success of an aviation instructor depends greatly on his or her ability to present instruction in a manner that gives students a positive image of aviation.”

FAA – Aviation Instructor’s Handbook