• Aviation Instructor's Handbook

Aviation Instructor's Handbook
Author:  Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.)
Published in 2008
Softcover, 226 pages
Dimensions: 8.3 x 10.8 x 0.35 inches (212 x 275 x 9 mm)

If you want to become an aviation instructor, you will need to read this book.  It comes highly recommended by every soaring flight instructor I know.

Free Download
This book is also available as a free download on the F.A.A. web site.  A link to the PDF files is below.  However, it would probably cost much more to print it at home than the price of the book.  You can see the table of contents and every page of the book using the link below.  Take it for a test flight before you buy.


Lesson plans available from the FAA as a free download:

Designed for ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors, this Aviation Instructor’s Handbook was developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in cooperation with aviation educators and industry to help beginning instructors understand and apply the fundamentals of instruction. This handbook provides up-to-date information on learning and teaching, and how to relate this information to the task of teaching aeronautical knowledge and skills to students. Experienced aviation instructors will also find the information useful for improving their effectiveness in training activities. This book is a key reference tool to all the information necessary for operating as an authorized flight instructor and passing the Fundamentals of Instructing FAA Knowledge Exam.

Subjects covered include human behavior, the learning process, effective communication, the teaching process, assessments, planning instruction activity, instructor responsibilities, techniques of flight instruction, and risk management. Appendices include a comprehensive bibliography of references, information on how to develop a test item bank, certificates and ratings endorsements, personal minimums checklist, flight instructor endorsements, and relationships of decision-making models. Newly illustrated with full-color drawings and photographs. Softcover, 8.25"x10.75", 226 pages.


  • Chapter 1 - Human Behavior
  • Chapter 2 - The Learning Process
  • Chapter 3 - Effective Communication
  • Chapter 4 - The Teaching Process
  • Chapter 5 - Assessment
  • Chapter 6 - Planning Instructional Activity
  • Chapter 7 - Instructor Responsibilities and Professionalism
  • Chapter 8 - Techniques of Flight Instruction
  • Chapter 9 - Risk Management
  • Appendix A - References
  • Appendix B - Developing a Test Item Bank
  • Appendix C - Certificates, Ratings and Endorsements
  • Appendix D - Personal Minimums Checklist
  • Appendix E - Flight Instructor Endorsements
  • Appendix F - Relationships of Decision-Making Models
  • Glossary
  • Index

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Aviation Instructor's Handbook

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