CFI - Flight Instructor Rating Ground Theory

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This guide has been designed to assist anyone involved in Flight Instructor training. It can be used by a perspective applicant preparing for the Flight Instructor certificate. It can be used by the Flight Instructor preparing a prospective Flight Instructor.

1. General
  • 1. Flight Instructor - Practical Test Standards

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  • 2. Flight and Ground Instructor Knowledge Test Guide

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  • 3. Flight Instructor Endorsement Guide

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  • 4. Field Guide for Flight Training Flight Instructors

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2. Fundamentals of Instruction
  • 1. Fundamentals of Instruction

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  • 2. The Learning Process

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  • 3. Human Behavioir and Effective Communication

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  • 4. Domains of Learning

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  • 5. The Teaching Process

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  • 6. Teaching Methods

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  • 7. Defense Mechanisms

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3. Technical Subject Areas
  • 1. Aeromedical Factors

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  • 2. Visual Scanning and Collision Avoidance

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  • 3. Principles of Flight

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  • 4. Flight Controls

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  • 5. Airplane Weight and Balance

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  • 6. Navigation and Flight Planning

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  • 7. Night Operations

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  • 8. High Altitude Operations

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  • 9. Federal Aviation Regulations

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  • 10. National Airspace System

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  • 11. Navigation Systems and Radar Services

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4. Preflight Preparation
  • 1. Certificates and Documents

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  • 2. Weather Information

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  • 3. Performance and Limitations

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  • 5. Airworthiness Requirements

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5. Preflight Procedures
  • 1. Preflight Inspection

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  • 2. Single-Pilot Crew Resource Management

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  • 3. Engine Starting

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  • 4. Taxiing

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6. Airport Operations
  • 1. Radio Communications

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  • 2. Lost Comms

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  • 3. Airport Sings and Markings

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7. Takeoffs, Landings and Go Arounds
  • 1. Normal and Crosswind Takeoff and Climb

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  • 2. Short Field Takeoff and Max Performance Climb

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  • 3. Soft Field Takeoff and Climb

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  • 4. Normal and Crosswind Approach and Landing

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  • 5. Slip to a Landing

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  • 6. Go Around / Rejected Landing

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  • 7. Short Field Approach and Landing

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  • 8. Soft Field Approach and Landing

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  • 9. Power Off 180 Accuracy Approach and Landing

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8. Fundamentals of Flight
  • 1. Airplane Flying Handbook - Basic Maneuvers

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  • 1. Straight and Level Flight

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  • 2. Level Turns

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9. Performance Maneuvers
  • 1. Steep Turns

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  • 2. Steep Spiral

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  • 3. Chandelles

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  • 4. Lazy Eight’s

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10. Ground Reference Maneuvers
  • 1. Rectangular Course

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  • 2. S-Turns Across a Road

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  • 3. Turns Around a Point

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  • 4. Eights on Pylons

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11. Slow Flight, Stalls and Spins
  • 1. Maneuvering During Slow Flight

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  • 2. Power On Stalls

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  • 3. Power Off Stalls

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  • 4. Uncoordinated Stalls

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12. Basic Instrument Maneuvers
13. Emergency Operations
14. Post Flight Procedures