A Primer on Aircraft Flight Instructor Liability

In this article (Paragraph No.5271) a brief review of the exposure to civil liability faced by today’s Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) is provided. It provided several ways to “harden the target” and protect one’s self for flight instruction activities through various techniques, which are designed to limit or minimize the risk of providing flight instruction. The simple acronym of “RISC” is offered as a way to minimize the personal liability exposure of a functioning flight instructor. Both authors are Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensed CFIs and have first-hand experience with both the technical side of flight instruction, as well as the legal ramifications that can result after an accident involving a former instructee. This article is especially valuable for pilots who provide part-time instruction or give B-Annual Flight Reviews (BFRs), as well as their council.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Aviation Law Institute

    DePaul University College of Law, 25 E Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60604
  • Authors:
    • Hoff, John Baron
    • Hoff, John Scott
  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Transfer Binder 2: 2004-2008
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1155-1164
  • Monograph Title: Issues in Aviation Law and Policy

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141814
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 2 2009 2:11PM