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Unlock the full potential of your flight instruction with our comprehensive lesson plans and supporting notes tailored for Private Pilot (single-engine) Flight Instructors and instructor applicants. This latest edition encompasses a wide range of lessons aligned with the FAA Practical Testing Standards, covering essential areas of operations for a thorough and effective learning experience.


Covering a broad spectrum of topics, this edition includes lessons dedicated to Preflight Procedures, Airport Operations, Takeoffs, Landings, and Go-Arounds, Fundamentals of Flight, Performance Maneuvers, Ground Reference Maneuvers, Slow Flight, Stalls, and Spins, Basic Instrument Maneuvers, and Emergency Operations. With over 40 meticulously crafted lessons, you'll have a comprehensive roadmap to guide your instruction.


To further support your teaching journey, an appendix is included, featuring acronyms, vocabulary words, and teaching aids to enrich the learning experience. Additionally, each lesson is designed to address the specific topics required by the Practical Testing Standards (PTS), ensuring alignment with the latest FAA guidelines.


Within each lesson, you will find a detailed lesson plan providing a structured framework, accompanied by a comprehensive lesson schedule that outlines time allocations and necessary materials. To enhance engagement and facilitate learning, additional resources such as videos, visual aids, and teaching examples are included. Furthermore, teaching/learning activities are thoughtfully integrated into each lesson, promoting active participation and reinforcing key concepts.


Seamlessly integrate these lesson plans with ForeFlight, leveraging the power of technology to enhance your instructional sessions and provide an interactive learning experience for your students.


Rest assured, these lesson plans are meticulously crafted to meet the requirements outlined in the most recent update of the FAA Practical Testing Standards for Single-Engine (FAA-S-8081-6D), ensuring compliance and relevance. As of May 2023, this edition reflects the latest industry standards, equipping you with up-to-date information.


Unleash the potential of your flight instruction with our comprehensive lesson plans and supporting notes. Elevate your teaching capabilities, engage your students, and provide a solid foundation for their aviation journey.

CFI Lesson Plans: FAA PTS Areas of Operation V-XIII

Launches January 25th
  • Digital download or print copy

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