The question this week is about scenario based training. I am in the process of "catching up" and was listening to podcast #125 recently. Other podcasts have also talked about the benefits of SBT.
So my question is: Is SBT really that much better of a way to learn? And if it is, how do I go about finding SBT flight training? Bonus points for tips on locating this training near Seattle.
I have found both as a student and a teacher that learning "as you go" (aka scenario based) changes the lesson from just a dull fact that needs to be learned into a "this is important because" lesson. I am currently looking for a place to take flight lessons and am having a hard time locating an FBO that is open and/or will return a phone call When I finally get ahold of someone at an FBO they seem to be very negative about the SBT concept. I suspect that is because they have a syllabus that was established a loooong time ago and are not willing to entertain changing. One FBO told me that SBT was only good if I was going to fly one of those "fancy schmancy glass cockpit planes".... The only glass at that particular FBO was by the water cooler in the FBO