Certified Flight Instructor


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Aeromedical Factors

Objective: To create an understanding of medical conditions that may develop in flight, how to identify each condition and what can be done about the condition. Hypoxia – lack of Oxygen to the brain Cause – high altitude Symptoms – Euphoria, dizziness Treatment – use Oxygen, take deep breathes 12.5 – 14000 – 30 min […]

Chandelles

Definition: Maximum performance climb combined with a 180 degree turn. Objective: To develop the pilot’s coordination, smoothness, and orientation in a maximum performance maneuver; also to develop positive control techniques at varying airspeeds and altitudes. Mechanics: This maneuver is considered done after adding full power, banking thirty degrees, pitching up, turning 180 degrees, and ending […]

Eights On Pylons

Definition: Ground reference Maneuver where a pylon is kept in the same relative position to the wingtip. Objective: To develop the ability to maneuver the aircraft accurately while dividing ones attention between the flight path and selected points on the ground. Mechanics: Pitch for airspeed and keep the correct bank in while circling the points […]

Navigation Aids

VOR – Very high Omni-directional ranger-reliable ground based means of electronic navigation which enables a pilot to navigate \ without reference to the ground. VHF so line of sight applies (108.0 – 117.95) 360 different radials extending from the center each one on a specific degree of heading like the spokes of a wheel Radial […]

Power Off Stalls

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to develop a student’s ability to perform and knowledge of the maneuver. To develop the students ability to perform the maneuver with proficiency according to the standards set forth in the PTS. To develop an understanding of the factors involved in a Power-Off stall. Mechanics: A stall is […]

Power On Stalls

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to develop a student’s ability to perform and knowledge of the maneuver. To develop the students ability to perform the maneuver with proficiency according to the standards set forth in the PTS. To develop an understanding of the factors involved in a Power-On stall. Mechanics: A stall is […]

Rectangular Course

Definition: a practice maneuver where the pilot tracks a rectangular course along the ground. Objective: to prepare the student to operate in that traffic pattern. To teach the student to divide his attention between inside and o ut while correcting for wind and maintaining a rectangular ground track. Terms: Heading: The way the nose is […]

S-Turns

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to develop a student’s ability to perform and knowledge of the maneuver. To develop the students ability to perform the maneuver with proficiency according to the standards set forth in the PTS. To develop an understanding of the factors involved in S-turns. Mechanics: It’s just like a turn […]

CFI PTS Overview

Area of Operation (FOI) Learning Theory – Learning – a change in behavior as a result of experience (1-3) Basis of Learning – all learning comes from perceptions that are based off of the five senses…experience.(perception of experience) (1-4) iii.      Perception – bits of information + meaning = perception. (G-8) (1-4) Insight – relating of […]