Flight Instructor/CFI

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Use this section as a guide to products useful in gaining a Flight Instructor Rating and as a library of knowledge for flight instructors, CFI’s and flying training organizations.

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AVIATION INSTRUCTOR’S HANDBOOK | (NEW EDITION) | FAA

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Suitable for ground, flight and aviation maintenance instructors, this book provides information on learning and teaching aeronautical knowledge and skills to students.

It covers the subjects that include human behaviour, the learning process, effective communication, the teaching process, assessments and risk management. Includes eBook Download.

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GFD FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR TEXTBOOK  | Book by Jeppesen

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Intuitive organization and colourful presentation make this manual an essential study aid on your journey to becoming a flight instructor.

Includes 1,000 full-colour photos and illustrations.

Features:

  • Concise and complete explanations of training concepts.
  • Point-of-view inserts provide examples from an instructor’s viewpoint of how to apply the concepts in real training situations. Key terms are highlighted throughout.
  • Various inserts on theory including human elements supplement your learning summary and review questions are presented at the end of each section.
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THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR’S MANUAL |  5th EDITION  | Book by William K Kershner

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Written for the pilot who is working on his or her Flight Instructor Rating and is also a practical reference for the flight instructor after certification.

This is an excellent source of information about the problems students and more advanced pilots will encounter.

The book is organized so each chapter can be used as a stand-alone reference for a particular phase of instruction.

Major topics include:

  • Fundamentals of Flight Instruction
  • Presolo Instruction
  • First Solo to the PPL
  • Advanced VFR Instruction
  • Introduction to Aerobatics
  • Instrument Instruction

Also features a comprehensive spin syllabus, material on multi-engine aircraft, instructing international students, teaching ground school & setting up tests.

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21ST CENTURY FLIGHT TRAINING  | Book by Sean E Lane | ASA

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This is a general aviation manual for Primary Flight Training in the new millennium which will provide help for flight instructors and their students in an increasingly complex aviation system.

The author discusses core concepts such as flight phases, task prioritization, proficiency segments for performance maneuvers, as well as visual situation awareness – all of which lead to improved training efficiency and intelligent aeronautical decision making.

At the centre of this discussion is Integrated Sensory Flying (ISF), a concept that answers a long-awaited call for a visual flight instruction program similar to that of Basic Attitude Instruments (BAI)>

This manual teaches all the primary flight training maneuvers from the perspective of an examiner with countless checkride insights.

Develop a complete set of lesson plans, learn how to teach maneuvers and navigate through oral examinations, practical tests and on to certification as twenty-first century flight instructors.

This manual will show you how to apply to your instructional lessons visualization and psychomotor techniques as flight instruction tools and scenario-based training.

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TRAIN LIKE YOU FLY    – AN INSTRUCTOR’S GUIDE TO SCENARIO-BASED TRAINING |   Arlynn McMahon

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Scenario-Based Training (SBT) uses a script of real-world experiences to address flight training objectives. Scenarios are powerful training tools precisely because the future is unpredictable and using scenarios, both students and expert pilots will develop, practice and rehearse their judgement and decision-making skills.

In this book, instructors will gain insight on creating scenarios and learn how to:

  • Teach systematic risk reduction
  • Incorporate aeronautical decision making (ADM) and develop critical thinking skills in their students
  • Employ effective grading and evaluation using latest practices
  • Help new instructors gain from the most effective habits of experienced instructors
  • Implement scenario-based training into their current teaching methods

With the guidance from this book, flight instructors will learn how to provide superior instruction to general aviation pilots who, in the light of today’s technologies, fly farther, faster and higher than ever before.

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LESSON PLANS to TRAIN LIKE YOU FLY | Arlynn McMahon

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Designed to work in complement with the scenario-based training techniques taught in Arlynn McMahon’s first book Train Like You Fly . Each maneuver  briefing features a series of drawings & accompanying script to teach from & includes a story or motivation on the why & how each maneuver is applied in flight. Includes illustrations throughout.  232 pages.

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FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR VIDEO SERIES ON DVD  | Jeppesen

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This is a great supplement to the Flight Instructor textbook from Jeppesen and you can only gain from the nine hours of critical flight instruction content.

This series covers many important topics including:

  • Fundamentals of Instruction
  • Instructing the Private Pilot Student
  • Instructing the Commercial Student
  • Instructing the Instrument Rating Student
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AERODYNAMIC PRINCIPLES | DVD  | Jeppesen

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Get a complete look at the forces that keep an aircraft flying and those that work counter to it.

By studying the four forces of flight – lift, weight, thrust and drag – you will learn how each force affects flight.

A classroom tool for school and instructor.

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THE SAVVY FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR 2nd Edition  | Book by Gregory N Brown

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There is much more to becoming a successful Flight Instructor and this book can help you get there.

If you are a little apprehensive about where those students are going to come from and how you are going to teach them, you are not alone.

This book is designed to help out with all those ‘other’ instructing questions, such as how to recruit new flight students. And once you have them, how do you keep them flying? How can you optimize your pass rate on checkflights? And how do you get students to return for their advanced ratings?

The author condenses more than twenty years of flying, teaching and marketing know-how into a single book.

Along with tips on how to attract and retain flight students, this book is about professionalism: how to advance your personal flying career by increasing the skills and satisfaction of your students, while promoting general aviation at the same time.

This is an excellent resource book and marketing tool for both the flight instructor and the flying school.

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THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR’S SURVIVAL GUIDE |Book by Arlynn McMahon

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The author lifts the fundamentals of instructing from the classroom into the cockpit. Her forty four stories demonstrate the FOI principles in flight and offer practical strategies for dealing with both common and unexpected situations – all with wisdom, grace and humour. An invaluable guide for all flight instructors.

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AIRPLANE MODEL CLASSROOM TRAINER | SINGLE ENGINE / MULTI-ENGINE

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This instructional model – single & twin engine and is designed to be easily built by snap-together method.

The control surfaces are attached to the fuselage or wing by silver adhesive tape, allowing movement for demonstration purposes.

Aerodynamic forces and other useful information is etched into the durable fuselage and wings.

Inexpensive and made in the U.S.A., this non-flying model will provide years of service in the classroom.

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