Writing/Published Material

Jason Blair actively writes and advocates in the aviation community. He is an active Designated Pilot Examiner and CFI.

Some of the articles can be found below:

Risking a Career (Or More) On a Drink
by Jason Blair and published in Plane and Pilot Magazine
November 2017
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Chart Wise – Training and Technique
Consider the operating environment around an ILS approach – Laguardia KLGA ILS or LOC Rwy 13
Flying Magazine
by Rob Mark and Jason Blair
October 6, 2017
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Chart Wise – Training and Technique
A new GPS procedure demands some study – Santa Monica KSMO GNAV (GPS) Z Rwy 3
Flying Magazine
by Rob Mark and Jason Blair
August 31, 2017
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Chart Wise – Training and Technique
A new GPS procedure demands some study – Aspen KASE Roaring Fork Visual Rwy 15
Flying Magazine
by Rob Mark and Jason Blair
August 8, 2017
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All Those Older Planes – Challenges and Opportunities
by Jason Blair and published by Avemco
August 2017
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Inoperative Equipment We Learn to Live Without (and Shouldn’t)
by Jason Blair and published in Plane and Pilot Magazine
August 2017
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A Different Path
By Ian Twombly and published in AOPA Flight Training Magazine
August 2017
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How to Prepare for and Pass Your Checkride
Webinar Conducted with Sporty’s
June 6, 2017
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All Those Older Planes – Challenges and Opportunities
by Jason Blair and published by Avemco
May 2017
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The Post-Maintenance Check Flight
by Jason Blair and published in Plane and Pilot Magazine
June 2017
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FAA Data Shows Airline-Ready U.S. Pilot Numbers Tumbling
by Jason Blair and published by Flying Magazine
May 2, 2017
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Discussing Finances with Flight Students
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
April 18, 2017
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“Nope, Not Today’ – More Avoidable Reasons for Checkride Cancellations
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
March 15, 2017
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Over Before They Started – Avoidable Reasons for Checkride Cancellations
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
February 16, 2017
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Practical Test Delays: The Industry and FAA Search for Solutions
by Jason Blair and published by Flying Magazine
February 3, 2017
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Become a CFI
by Jason Blair and published in Plane and Pilot Magazine
February 2017
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Entry Level Flight Instructors Challenges and Opportunities
by Jason Blair and Published in the AOPA Air Safety Institute CFI to CFI Newsletter
December 2016
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Deep Dive What a pilot needs to know about scuba diving and flying
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Pilot magazine
December 2016
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Don’t Cook the Books – Bad Maintenance Records Could Damage Your Busines
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
November 11, 2016
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Scuba Diving and Flying – Everything you need to know – What a Diver Needs to Know About Scuba Diving and Flying
by Jason Blair and published by TDI/SDI/ERDI
November 2016
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Hazardous Attitudes Lead to Diving Incident
by Jason Blair and published by TDI/SDI/ERDI
November 2016
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New CFIs and Your Training
by Jason Blair and published in Plane and Pilot Magazine
November 2016
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The Lost Art of Pilotage: Finding Your Way with Visual Cues
by Jason Blair and published by Avemco
October 2016
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Airplane Geeks Podcast – Episode 415: Airman Certification Standards with Jason Blair
August 22, 2016
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Trouble with Angel Flights
by Jason Blair and published in Plane and Pilot Magazine
June 2016
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4 Tips for Summer Fly Ins
by Jason Blair and published by Avemco
May 2016
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Be There For Your Student’s Checkride
by Jason Blair and Published in the AOPA Air Safety Institute CFI to CFI Newsletter
April 4, 2016
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The Top 10 Mistakes Students Make on Their Practical Test
by Jason Blair and Published on the ASA Learn to Fly Blog
April 4, 2016
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Things an Airplane Should Carry
by Jason Blair and Published in AOPA Pilot Magazine
March 2016
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How to Prepare Physically for Your Practical Test
by Jason Blair and Published on the ASA Learn to Fly Blog
March 7, 2016
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How to Prepare Mentally for Your Practical Test
by Jason Blair and Published on the ASA Learn to Fly Blog
February 22, 2016
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2016 FSANA Flight Instructor Compensation Survey
by Jason Blair
February 10, 2016
Published by the Flight School Association of North America
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Best Practices for Implementation of New Student Pilot Certificate Requirements for Flight School Operators
by Jason Blair
February 10, 2016
Published the the Flight School Association of North America
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What a DPE Wants to See on Your Practical Test Beyond Mechanical Skills
by Jason Blair and Published on the ASA Learn to Fly Blog
January 18, 2016
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Savvy Flight Instructor, Second Edition
Contributing Writer
Published by ASA
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IFR: Flight at Mid-Level Altitudes
by Jason Blair and Published on the ASA Learn to Fly Blog
January 18, 2016
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Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Flight School
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
December 15, 2015
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Five Reasons to Complete an Avionics Upgrade
by Jason Blair and published by Avemco AvemcoOnApproachWINTER-02-2016
December 2015
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Choosing an Insurance Agent for Your Flight School
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
November 3, 2015
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How to Find a Good Home for Your Aircraft
by Jason Blair and published by Avemco
Fall 2015
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Dogfight: The Best Training – Fly Local or “The case for ‘pilot mills’
by Ian Twombly and Jason Bliar
AOPA Pilot Magazine, November 2015
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7 Tips for Flying at Night
by Jason Blair and published by Avemco
October 2015
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Reflections and Tips from Recent Practical Tests
by Jason Blair
September 28, 2015
and Published on the ASA Learn to Fly Blog
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Practice the Glide
by Jason Blair
September 21, 2015
and Published on the ASA Learn to Fly Blog
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Implementing the Airman Certification Standards
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
September 8, 2015
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DPE Experience Requirements Updated
by Jason Blair and published by Flying
May 21, 2015
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Fixing the Pilot Shortage
by Jason Blair and published by AVweb
May 20, 2015
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Working with Examiners
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
April 7, 2015
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Choosing the Right Airport to Call Home
by Jason Blair and published by Avemco
March 2015
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What to Expect on Your Checkride (Video)
Video with MZeroAviation
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Review Your Engine-Out Procedures if you Fly Multi-Engine
Aircraft More Often than Just Your Last Checkride

by Jason Blair and published by Wings of Mercy
February 24, 2015
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So, Where in the Pattern is the Upwind?
by Jason Blair
February 5, 2015
and Published on the ASA Learn to Fly Blog
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Moving into Mobile Payment Options
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
January 27, 2015
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Depend on Automation…When Appropriate
by Jason Blair and published by Avemco
January 2015
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Mobile Payment Options
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
January 13, 2015
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Pickup Truck Annuals
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
December 16, 2014
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ATP Tests Grind to a Halt
by Jason Blair and published by AVweb
October 9, 2014
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5 Tips from the Examiner
by Jason Blair and published by Avemco in On Approach
Fall 2014
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A Responsibility to Safety
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
July 31, 2014
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One Mistake from Infamy
by Jason Blair and published in General Aviation Security Magazine
June 2014
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FAA Goes Backward in Hiring Controllers
by Jason Blair and published bby AVweb
May 18, 2014
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Recent Experience a Major Factor in Checkride Experience
by Jason Blair and published by AOPA Flight Training
May 7, 2014
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Attracting and Retaining Instructors in a Competitive Environment (Webinar)
by Jason Blair and presented as a webinar for AOPA Flight School Busines
April 15, 2014
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Making Safer Decisions with Onboard Weather
by Jason Blair and published by Avemco
April 7, 2014
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LSA: We Took the Wrong Path?
by Jason Blair and published in AVWeb
March 28, 2014
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General Aviation Safety and Security Training – The USA Perspective
by Jason Blair and published in General Aviation Security Magazine
Spring 2014
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Five Strategies to Find and Keep Good Instructors
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
February 11, 2014
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Don’t Get Caught By The Cold
by Jason Blair and published by Avemco in On Approach
Winter 2014
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Passenger Loading and Safety Considerations
by Jason Blair and published by Wings of Mercy
January 8, 2014
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Flight Training Ergonomics
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
December 31, 2013
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‘Earn’ Local Media for Your School
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
December 17, 2013
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A Little Financial Planning Goes a Long Way
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
December 3, 2013
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Considering Aircraft Operations Costs and Planning for Taxiing
by Jason Blair and published by Wings of Mercy
November 6, 2013
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Shutdown Hits Flight Training
by Jason Blair and published by AVweb
October 9, 2013
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Important Decisions for Winter Flights
by Jason Blair and published by Wings of Mercy
October 2, 2013
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Familiarity Breeds Good Training: A Lesson from Cirrus on Instruction Standardization
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight Training Magazine
October 2013
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Be Your Pilot’s Fellow Keeper
by Jason Blair and Published in FAA Saftey Briefing
September/October 2013
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Talking with a DPE – Jason Blair
The Finer Points podcast by Jason Miller
May 15, 2013
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Knocking the Rust Off
by Jason Blair and Published by Avemco
April 2013
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Adding Knowledge Testing Services to Your School
by Jason Blair and published in AOPA Flight School Business
April 23, 2013
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Flight Training, GA Security, and Trends in Both
by Jason Blair and published in General Aviation Security Magazine
Spring 2013
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Good GA Security Also Cuts Maintenance Costs
by Jason Blair and published in General Aviation Security Magazine
Spring 2013
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Wanted: A Methodical Means to Close Towers
by Jason Blair and published in AVweb
March 22, 2013
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50,000 U.S. Airplanes Disappear
by Jason Blair and published in Flying
March 19, 2013
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The Unstable Training Environment and The Coming Pilot Shortage
by Jason Blair and published on AVweb
Dec 13, 2012
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Airplane Geeks Podcast – Episode 226: Flight Instruction with Jason Blair
Dec 5, 2012
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Flight Instruction is About More than Teaching People to Fly
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
December, 2012
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Cleared for the Approach:
(But What Happens When the Approach Isn’t Clear?!)
by Jason Blair and published in FAA Safety Briefing
September/October 2012
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First Things First – What Kinds of Things Do You as an Instructor Want to Know About Your Student Before the First Lesson
with contribution from Jason Blair and published in Flying Magazine
July, 2012
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Today’s Pilots Need More Than Stick-and-Rudder Skills
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
July, 2012
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General Aviation Safety: Climbing to the Next Level
Testimony at the NTSB Forum including Jason Blair
June 19-20, 2012
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The Best Instructors Learn from their Differences
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
April, 2012
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Instructing on the Road
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
March, 2012
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The State of Flight Training
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
February, 2012
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Cherokee Homecoming
by Jason Blair and published in Piper Flyer magazine
January 2012
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How Active is our CFI Community Really
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
November, 2011
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Teaching Students about Logbooks
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
November, 2011
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Instructor Shortage Coming Soon
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
October, 2011
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Teaching Safety Flight Instructors Must Lead the Way
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
September, 2011
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Powered Sport Flying Radio Podcast
with Guest, Jason Blair
May 3, 2011
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Critical Care: Serving Customers Requires Serving Your Business
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
February, 2011
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Doing It Your Own Way Independant Instruction
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
January, 2011
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How to Pass Your Checkride
by Jason Blair with Brady Lane
A Webinar at EAA
June 9, 2010
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Earning My Wings: A Video Blog About Learning to Fly
Project with Brady Lane of EAA that included full documentation of the learning to fly process for his sport pilot certificate.
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Keep Your Students Flying
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
May, 2010
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Other Emergencies: Teaching Students to Handle the Unexpected
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
February, 2010
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Training Plays a Role in All Segments of Aviation
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
December, 2009
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Teaching Students the Value of Aircraft Logbooks
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
November, 2009
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Your Habits can Travel Faster than You
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
September, 2009
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Into the Zone: Seven Tips for Designating a Practice Area
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
September, 2009
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Over the Line: Seven Steps to Avoiding Runway Incursions
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
May, 2009
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Another Set of Eyes
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
April, 2009
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Personal Service: Know How Your Students Learn
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
January, 2009
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The Question of Currency
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
January, 2009
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Educating Local Leaders Averts Myths
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
November, 2008
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The Price They Pay: Why Checkrides Cost So Much
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
September, 2008
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Plan to Succeed: Fifteen Things You Can do to Make Students
Checkrides Go Smoothly

by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
June, 2008
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The Difference Between Simulating and Creating an Emergency
by Jason Blair and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
April, 2008
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Is Sport Pilot Training Uninsurable for Commercial Flight Schools?
by Jason Blair and published on AVweb
May 22, 2005
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