Ames Municipal Airport - Ames, IA - Phone: (515) 232-4310
'Aircraft instruction' in Ames is received through a flight school in an aircraft or aircraft simulator. It is imparted by an aeronautical instructor or by any air school or flying club. Aircraft instructors in Ames are skilled pilots who have specialization which allows them to teach in flying clubs or air school.
A flight instructor who serves as an aircraft instructor is approved of providing course for the issuance of a flight instructor rating and must hold a flight instructor certificate with the appropriate rating and pass the required initial and recurrent flight instructor proficiency tests. Aircraft instruction is provided to the students who want to get themselves trained in becoming pilots.
The instructor must be sure that the students develop, from the start of their training, the habit of looking for other air traffic at all times. As a part of aircraft instruction, the instructor must imbibe responsibility among the students for scanning and collision avoidance procedures, so that the habit of maintaining a constant vigilance develops, which is essential to safety. Any observed tendency of a student to enter flight maneuvers without first making a careful check for other air traffic must be corrected immediately. During aircraft instruction, it is essential to make it clear that the use of instruments is being taught to prepare students to accurately monitor their own and their aircraft's performance. The instructor must avoid any indication, by word or action, that the proficiency sought is intended solely for use in difficult weather situations.