396 episodes

The Finer Points is the original educational aviation podcast. Launched in 2005, TFP delivers expert CFI wisdom from award winning certified flight instructor, Jason Miller. Over the last 20 years Jason has been working to perfect the art of flight instruction. He was named FAA Wester Pacific CFI of the year in 2009 and 2016, works as an AOPA Air Safety Institute instructor, and writes monthly columns for FLYING magazine. Jason is passionate about conveying accurate, meaningful information to pilots.

The Finer Points - Aviation Podcast Jason Miller

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    • 4.7 • 360 Ratings

The Finer Points is the original educational aviation podcast. Launched in 2005, TFP delivers expert CFI wisdom from award winning certified flight instructor, Jason Miller. Over the last 20 years Jason has been working to perfect the art of flight instruction. He was named FAA Wester Pacific CFI of the year in 2009 and 2016, works as an AOPA Air Safety Institute instructor, and writes monthly columns for FLYING magazine. Jason is passionate about conveying accurate, meaningful information to pilots.

    Turn And Face The Changes - Aviation Podcast

    Turn And Face The Changes - Aviation Podcast

    This podcast discusses the upcoming changes to many of the ACS. Special guest, John Ewing is an author, CFI, and former DPE join us as we discuss some of these changes that will impact us all. 
    Fly Your Best!
    Jason

    • 14 min
    The MYTH of Wind - Aviation Podcast

    The MYTH of Wind - Aviation Podcast

    Apart from gusts, once the airplane leaves the ground it knows no wind. Agree? Let's discuss on this episode of TFP!
    Fly Your Best,
    Jason

    • 13 min
    To CFI or not to CFI - Aviation Podcast

    To CFI or not to CFI - Aviation Podcast

    In this episode, we join another Office Hours discussion on whether or not to become a CFI, how to make great lesson plans, and more! Please enjoy!
    Jason

    • 23 min
    Talkin' with Dr. Mike Jones - Aviation Podcast

    Talkin' with Dr. Mike Jones - Aviation Podcast

    In this podcast, we talk with Dr. Mike Jones about why some airports fail and some succeed. What makes an airport ... good? Please enjoy!

    • 36 min
    Learn Your Lesson - Aviation Podcast

    Learn Your Lesson - Aviation Podcast

    In this podcast, we answer a few listener questions and drop in with this week's Office Hours to discuss the practical application of lesson plans. 
    Fly Your Best!
    Jason

    • 12 min
    Check Your List - Aviation Podcast

    Check Your List - Aviation Podcast

    In this podcast, we discuss how to use checklists, which to use, and how to make your own. Please enjoy!

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
360 Ratings

360 Ratings

beau.harper ,

Best aviation podcast

Jason is a top notch CFI with an encyclopedic knowledge of of the “finer points” of aviation. A true teacher who enjoys sharing knowledge and making pilots better and safer. As a CFI I’m always learning new things, new ideas to use in training my own students. Thank you Jason (and TFP team) for all your hard work with the podcast, YT channel and flight training app & other resources.

Rmgreenesq ,

Not a lot of actual aviation content here

The vast majority of the time (10 to 12 minutes of a 15 minute episode) of this podcast is spent advertising. The podcast contains multiple plugs for Patreon, the producer’s app, AOPA pilot protection insurance and an aviation headset. Only two to three minutes devoted to actual aviation content. There are better podcasts out there.

AV8N Cheatham ,

The Finer Points Indeed

I have now listened to all of the Finer Point’s podcasts. I find Jason’s podcast to be fun & entertaining, but more importantly, to be very informative. A good pilot is always learning and I think The Finer Point’s videos and podcasts are some of the best for learning and keeping our pilot knowledge sharp. It will also remind you of why you love flying and aviation. It’s definitely worth the listen and my hats off to The Finer Points. Job well done!

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