Flight training is widely believed to be safer than most other aspects of general aviation, but is it? And do specific aspects of the training process pose greater risks and thus offer greater room for improvement? The Air Safety Institute's first comprehensive analysis of instructional accidents in a decade finds surprising differences between different types and phases of training in both airplanes and helicopters.
A properly designed presolo written test serves as a wonderful study guide, in addition to preparation for the first solo flight. This Air Safety Institute publication will help flight instructors prepare a presolo written test for primary students that will both meet the requirements of the federal aviation regulations and serve as an effective teaching tool.
FAA Form 8710-1 must be completed any time you recommend a student for a checkride—or need to renew your flight instructor certificate. The Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) allows you to fill out the form electronically.
This FAA advisory circular provides guidance for flight and ground instructors, pilots, and examiners on pilot certification standards, knowledge test procedures, and other requirements of FAR Part 61. The FAA provides recommended sample endorsements in Appendix 1.
Whether you’re actively instructing or getting back into the right seat, access the Air Safety Institute's free digital flight instructor newsletter chock-full of teaching tips and instruction-related safety articles and videos, anywhere, anytime. Sign up now to receive the Air Safety Institute's CFI to CFI newsletter—optimized for PC and digital tablets.
The Air Safety Institute has collected a more comprehensive list of resources in support of its online flight instructor refresher course (eFIRC). Access everything from the Joseph T. Nall Report on general aviation safety to the practical test standards and information on security awareness training.