Over on a popular Lancair information site I just read a post by the moderator about Lancair training.
1. There is no requirement to be a LOBO member to use a LOBO named instructor. That’s just a fact-period.
2. This site moderator claims they are open to a “full range” of training options, not a “sub-set of CFI’s”.
LOBO named CFI’s have been selected form the cream of the crop please take a minute to review their resumes, (While the Director of Training and Safety I had them posted). Does background and experience count for quality of training and a final product that is produced? YOU BET IT DOES. LOBO named instructors are the best in the business- Period.
The post implies that any CFI qualified in a Lancair is sufficient for his customers. The very appearance that any flight instructor can give the required quality of instruction in a high performance Lancair boarders on dangerous. Please read the upcoming article reviewing this data done by Jeff Edwards. If you’re looking for the facts- there they are.
Along with developing the TRUST system, (originally brought to me by Bob P.), designating “lead instructors” per aircraft type, establishing levels of proven proficiency, and kickstarting the LIFT Academy, I also designed a program that would research, recorded accidents and incidents in Lancair aircraft. Once those numbers were complete, the data was cross-referenced to pilots that had received LOBO training, (I tasked Tom Sullivan with this segment of the program). Then, I had the data independently researched by a separate source- Ron Wantaja. After his work was complete, I turned to the foremost expert on Lancair safety to have any differences reconciled- The founder of LOBO- Jeff Edwards.
Jeff is currently in the process of writing an academic paper on this research, to be peer reviewed and published. This was one of my proudest undertakings, but my name hasn’t been so much as mentioned by the LOBO BOD, and likely will not be. Now you know “rest of the story”
Former LOBO Director of Safety and Training