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  1. John D Collins on Sep 10, 2015

    The CFII should not get angry and aggressively or violently control the airplane with the possible exception of an emergency situation. Normally the instructor should notify you that he is taking the controls and use a standard exchange protocol. If necessary, change flight instructors.

    Instrument flying is 90% holding a heading and an altitude. The sooner you get really proficient at those skills, the sooner everything else will snap into place.

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  2. Jontayl on Sep 16, 2015

    The job of a CFII is to make sure that you fly safely and in accordance with applicable rules and regulations while making sure that you learn the things necessary to be a proficient IFR pilot on your own. Remember that. I don’t know all the facts, but if he’s not doing that, then find another CFII. The guy works for you, so you don’t have to put up with him if you don’t want to.

    That said, if his approach is making you a better pilot, then I recommend putting up with him. There is certainly something to be said for learning to keep your composure under trying conditions.

    The bottom line is that you shouldn’t be with somebody whose teaching methods don’t work for you. If you feel as if you are progressing in your training, then that’s probably grounds for putting up with him. But if his actions make you so rattled that you can’t fly well, I recommend firing him.

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