The Flight Instructor's Manual


Both experienced and newly certified flight instructors can turn to this excellent resource for information about the problems students and more advanced pilots will encounter in obtaining their CFI.
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Both experienced and newly certified flight instructors can turn to this excellent resource for information about the problems students and more advanced pilots will encounter in obtaining their CFI.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560276210
  • Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: The Flight Manuals Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Fundamentals of Flight Instruction 1
1 On Being a Flight Instructor 3
2 How People Learn to Fly 12
3 Anatomy of a Flight Lesson 33
2 Presolo Instruction 39
4 The First Flight 41
5 The Second Flight 53
6 High Work - The Confidence Building Maneuvers 69
7 Low Work - Wind Drift Correction Maneuvers 78
8 Introducing Emergency Situations 92
9 Elementary Stalls 99
10 Shooting Takeoffs and Landings - and Solo 112
3 First Solo to the Private Certificate 159
11 The Postsolo Visual Maneuvers 161
12 Teaching Emergency Flying by Reference to Instruments 181
13 Night Flying Instruction 197
14 Cross-Country - Ground Instruction 201
15 Cross-Country - Flight Instruction 217
16 Transition from Student to Private Pilot 230
4 Advanced VFR Instruction 235
17 Instructing in Complex Single-Engine Airplanes 237
18 Instructing in the Light Twin 246
19 Advanced Ground Reference Maneuvers 262
5 Introduction to Aerobatic Instruction 277
20 Introducing Aerobatics 279
21 Spins 294
22 The Three Fundamentals of Aerobatics 336
23 Combinations and Variations of the Three Fundamentals 358
6 Instrument Instruction 399
24 Basic Instrument Instruction 401
25 Communications, Navigation, and ATC 436
26 Putting It All Together 463
Appendixes 467
App. A Effects on the Pilot during Aerobatics 469
App. B Flight Instructor Performance Tips 488
Bibliography 489
Index 491
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