James Xie, CFII

[caption id="attachment_1164" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Click to Enlarge Image"][/caption] Congratulations to James Xie for earning his initial instructor rating! James flew with the LGB FSDO for his Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane as the first step in earning his instructor certificates. His next course is the Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI) then his single engine CFI rating. It would be great fun to see James earn one rating in his Nanchang (pictured above). He would, of course, need to modify some normal procedures and checklists to accomodate a Chinese military trainer. Some suggestions would be "disarm missiles PRIOR to glide slope intercept" and "weapons guidance master switch OFF" during the downwind checks. Well done, James!