What does it take to be an instructor?
Flight instructors need a sound knowledge of basic aerodynamics in order to teach a student to fly.
Students will regularly ask their instructor questions, ranging from 'why do propeller blades have a twist?', to 'what causes cloud to swirl when planes fly through them?'.
As an instructor we need to be able to answer as many questions as possible.
Teaching standards are set by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).