Flight Instructor Training Resources

Flight Instructor Training Resources

I'm often asked about resources for CFI applicants. Here are a few resources that you might find useful. When I discover more, I'll be happy to list them here. 

Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook - A  must have book to help you explain basic aviation concepts in clear and interesting way.

Rod Machado’s How to Fly an Airplane Handbook - Learn the basic stick and rudder concepts that all pilots need to learn and the order   in which they need to learn them.

Rod Machado’s Plane Talk (The Mental Art of Flying an Airplane) - This is a MOST valuable book for helping you understand the psychology of thinking like a capable and safe aviator.

Rod Machado's (FREE) Private Pilot Flight Training Syllabus

Rod Machado's Private Pilot Ground School Slides for CFIs - Over 900 images that you can use in developing your lesson plans and in teaching ground school. These are for your use only and may not be transmitted electronically or displayed on any web site.

Rod Machado's (FREE) Nine-Week Private Pilot Ground School Syllabus for CFIs and BGIs.

The Flight Instructor’s Manual by William Kershner 

The Savvy Flight Instructor Manual by Greg Brown

Train Like you Fly by Arlynn McMahon

Instructional Methods for Flight Instructors by Gordon Henrie

Lesson Plans by ASA: 

Flight Instructor’s Lesson Plan Handbook by Ed Quinlan

Flight Instructor’s Lesson Plan Handbook by Ed Quinlan (on web)

Instructional Methods for Flight Instructors by Gordon Henrie 

CFI Resources by Gordon Henrie 

The Flight Instructor Survival Guide by Arlynn McMahon

Secrets to Checkride Success (web page) by Russel Still

Note: Rod Machado Flight Training Syllabus available in January

1 comment

I’m excited to come across this new site. Piloting has my career goals since childhood. Unfortunately didn’t get the opportunity to train.

Yahya Bulle

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