CFI Lesson Plans

05/12/12

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This page is WAY under construction!  

Until I post the individual lesson plans on this site, you can download them from my FTP server (login: cfi  password: cfi ). If you access the FTP site from a MS Internet Explorer, you can make the list of files more usable by clicking View, the Details. You can also drag the files from the FTP site to your PC. If the FTP link appears to fail, click 'refresh' on your web browser (F5 in MSIE).

They were generated in Lotus WordPro (included in SmartSuite). There is a ZIP file of the WordPro source documents, as well as a ZIP file of the Acrobat PDF outputs on the FTP server. The formatting of the Acrobat versions is a little off, but this is a stop-gap anyway!

If you have any questions, recommend any changes, or see any errors, please feel free to either call 978-610-1120 x100 or email . Thanks!

I. TECHNICAL SUBJECT AREAS				The Lesson Plans are organized  in the order of the CFI PTS
	A.	Aeromedical Factors	
	B.	Visual Scanning and Collision Avoidance
	C.	Principles of Flight
	D.	Airplane Flight Controls
	E.	Airplane Weight and Balance
	F.	Navigation and Flight Planning
	G.	Night Operations
	H.	High Altitude Operations
	I.	Federal Aviation Regulations and Publications
	J.	National Airspace System
	K.	Navigation Aids and Radar Services
	L.	Logbook Entries and Certificate Endorsements
	M.	Meteorology (ex-PTS)
II. PREFLIGHT PREPARATION		
	A.	Certificates and Documents
	B.	Weather Information
	C.	Operation of Systems
	D.	Performance and Limitations
	E.	Airworthiness Requirements
		
III. PREFLIGHT PROCEDURES		
	A.	Preflight Inspection
	B.	Cockpit Management
	C.	Engine Starting
	D.	Taxiing
	E.	Before Takeoff Check
		
IV. AIRPORT OPERATIONS		
	A.	Radio Communications and ATC Light Signals
	B.	Traffic Patterns
	C.	Airport and Runway Markings and Lighting
		
V. TAKEOFFS, LANDING AND GO-AROUNDS		
	A.	Normal and Crosswind Takeoff and Climb
	B.	Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb
	C.	Soft-Field Takeoff and Climb
	D.	Normal and Crosswind Approach and Landing
	E.	Slip to a Landing
	F.	Go-Around/Rejected Landing
	G.	Short-Field Approach and Landing
	H.	Soft-Field Approach and Landing
	I.	Power-off 180 Accuracy Approach and Landing
		
VI. FUNDAMENTALS OF FLIGHT		
	A.	Straight-and-Level Flight
	B.	Level Turns
	C.	Straight Climbs and Climbing Turns
	D.	Straight Descents and Descending Turns
		
VII. PERFORMANCE MANEUVERS		
	A.	Steep Turns
	B.	Steep Spirals
	C.	Chandelles
	D.	Lazy Eights
		
VIII. GROUND REFERENCE MANEUVERS		
	A.	Rectangular Course
	B.	S-Turns Across a Road
	C.	Turns Around a Point
	D.	Eights on Pylons
		
IX. SLOW FLIGHT, STALLS AND SPINS		
	A.	Maneuvering During Slow Flight
	B.	Power-On Stalls
	C.	Power-Off Stalls
	D.	Crossed-Control Stalls (demonstration)
	E.	Elevator Trim Stalls (demonstration)
	F.	Secondary Stalls (demonstration)
	G.	Spins
		
X. BASIC INSTRUMENT MANEUVERS		
	A.	Straight-and-Level Flight
	B.	Constant Airspeed Climbs
	C.	Constant Airspeed Descents
	D.	Turns to Headings
	E.	Recovery from Unusual Flight Attitudes
		
XI. EMERGENCY OPERATIONS		
	A.	Emergency Approach and Landing (Simulated)
	B.	Systems and Equipment Malfunctions
	C.	Emergency Equipment and Survival Gear
		
XII. POSTFLIGHT PROCEDURES		
	Postflight Procedures	

 

Various CFI Documents       [These are all on the FTP server (login: cfi  password: cfi )]

  • Highly Condensed FOI
  • Maneuvers Checklist (Kneeboard Size)
  • Traffic Pattern
  • Request Flight Following
  • Open VFR Flight Plan

Links to the CFI Reference Documents (listed in the CFI PTS)

Other Useful FAA Links

Other Aviation References (not referenced in the PTS)

Misc CFI information & Links

 

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