The CFI checklist
For all of you who are as aeronautically or linguistically challenged as me, a “stage check” has nothing to do with guitarists checking their gear or volume level on stage, or dress rehearsals at a theater. It’s a check during pilot training to see if you have reached a certain “stage” of your training and is sometimes also called “progress check”.
When translating this strip to German for Fliegermagazin, I had a hard time with it. I finally settled on translating “stage check” as “stage check”. After all, many aviation terms are adopted in English as they are.
Anyway, it’s a bit of a throwback to the old days, when teachers could discipline their students by knocking them on their fingers with sticks or a ruler. Anyone in here old enough, or raised in a place backwater enough to have experienced this first hand? My parents still did, but fortunately this method had been disposed of by the time I went to school.