Author: William K. Kershner
Release Date: 1994
A classic for beginning aviators, The Student Pilot's Flight Manual provides step-by-step ground and flight information for student pilots working toward private certification. Kershner's authoritative volume presents a wealth of practical information while encouraging decision making by students. The eighth edition is fully revised and updated to reflect the dramatic changes in weather reporting. The 744 airplane questions from the FAA Recreational Pilot and Private Pilot Written Test Book are included, with full answers and explanations. In addition, the text includes an appendix on engines and other systems, and seven color maps. And as always, Kershner provides the latest facts about aviation. With over 780,000 copies sold in previous editions, this book is a must for any person learning to fly.
Author: William K. Kershner
Publisher: Flight Manuals
Release Date: 2018-02-20
The Flight Instructor's Manual is an invaluable reference for flight instructor applicants and serves as an indispensable guide for both new and experienced instructors (CFIs). The Sixth Edition is edited by William K. Kershner's son, William C. Kershner. This manual is organized so that each chapter serves as a stand-alone reference for a particular phase of instruction, allowing each to be used as "how to instruct" guides on topics such as fundamentals of flight instruction (FOI), presolo instruction, first solo to the private certificate, advanced VFR instruction, introduction to aerobatic instruction, and instrument instruction. The book also features a comprehensive spin syllabus, material on multi-engine airplanes, instructing international students, teaching ground school, and setting up tests. Teaching tips and common student errors provided for: Fundamentals of Flight Instruction (FOI) -- Presolo -- First Solo to the Private Certificate -- Complex Single-Engine Airplanes -- Light Twins -- Spins -- Aerobatics -- Instruments.
Author: Gregory N. Brown
Release Date: 1997
As a newly certified flight instructor (CFI), a pilot can be faced with a difficult prospect--how to make a living and keep flying to build up piloting hours. This book offers timely and humorous help for flight instructors to market their flight school, meet all those people who really want to fly, and keep them flying. Also emphasized is a broader understanding of the business of the flight school, including how flight schools can revamp marketing and student-recruiting strategies.
Author: William K. Kershner
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
Release Date: 2014-05-13
In this manual covering basic aerobatics, William K. Kershner introduced maneuvers in order of difficulty, covering a variety of them in his clear, understandable, and humorous style. The Basic Aerobatic Manual is fully illustrated with the author's own drawings and contains a practical syllabus, a detailed bibliography and an index. Though the manual emphasizes airspeeds and techniques recommended for the Cessna Aerobat, the maneuvers described in the book may be performed in other airplanes certified for aerobatics. This manual explains and illustrates 26 aerobatic maneuvers in a six-lesson supplement to introductory aerobatics instruction. Updated and revised by the author's son, William C. Kershner.
Author: Federal Aviation Administration
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2009-09
The Aviation Instructor's Handbook was developed by the FAA in order to help beginning ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors understand the basics of flight instruction. This handbook provides aviation instructors with 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 updated information useful for improving their effectiveness in training activities.
The first comprehensive guide to scenario-based instruction, this flight instructor's manual combines years of research with the latest studies and proven practices. The concrete guidelines and tips help flight instructors expand their practices to go beyond the FAA practical test standards and numerous topics are covered such as systematic risk reduction, critical thinking, effective grading and evaluation, including past accidents, and tailoring programs to reach specific and individualized goals. Flight instructors will learn how to build effective, creative scenarios for IFR training, advanced training, instrument proficiency checks, and much more.
Guided Flight Discovery Flight Instructor textbook contains over 1,000 photos and illustrations in attractive GFD style. The textbook presents complete explanations of training techniques that every pilot needs to know, with real-world scenarios and examples for both seasoned CFIs and CFI candidates. Interesting Discovery Insets expand upon ideas presented in the text. ISBN 0-88487-275-0.
Certified flight instructors are rarely educators. Many see instruction as a stepping-stone to the next level of their flight careers and assume that merely telling is the equivalent of teaching. This mistake is detrimental to both students and the aviation industry. Telling a student something has no bearing on actual learning. True teaching requires a much deeper level of communication. Veteran flight instructor and educator Mike Thompson applies principles of educational psychology to the FAA-H-8083-9A Aviation Instructor's Handbook. Using simple, down-to-earth language, Thompson examines how to enable genuine teaching by developing the student-instructor relationship. Teaching is a human endeavor requiring an investment from student and instructor alike. Initially, it takes time to build a relationship with students, but once it's established, rates of engagement and retention increase. True learning is then achieved. Despite advances in educational technology, the human brain continues to learn as it always has. Thompson applies his knowledge of how people really learn and how to build effective student-teacher relationships to provide flight instructors with skills they can use to encourage deep and advanced learning. While primarily aimed at the aviation industry, Thompson's no-nonsense discussion of teaching and educational psychology is applicable in any instructional arena.
Author: Rick Durden
Release Date: 2015-08-28
Volume 2 of The Thinking Pilot's Flight Manual carries on the widely praise, penetrating, and clear-headed approach of Volume I, addressing matters of importance to pilots that ordinary flight training manuals never tough. It delves into everything from the realities of making the go/no-go decision during the takeoff roll, nailing spot landings, which emergencies to practice, and how to take babies and kids flying. It explores how we scare our passengers without realizing it, IFR training in IMC, and takes a hard look at spin training. Rick Durden is one of three 2015 recipients of the Endeavor Award, honoring volunteer pilots who have made significant contributions to flying to serve the public. For 25 years he has made flights in remote areas of the U.S. and Central America in support of conservation. He is an Airline Transport-rated pilot with experience in over 200 types of airplanes, a practicing aviation attorney who has been involved in hundreds of aircraft accident cases, writer, aviation magazine editor, safety counselor, and flight instructor.
Publisher: Jeffrey Frank Jones
The Airplane Flying Handbook provides basic knowledge that is essential for pilots. This handbook introduces basic pilot skills and knowledge that are essential for piloting airplanes. It provides information on transition to other airplanes and the operation of various airplane systems. It is developed by the Flight Standards Service, Airman Testing Standards Branch, in cooperation with various aviation educators and industry. This handbook is developed to assist student pilots learning to fly airplanes. It is also beneficial to pilots who wish to improve their flying proficiency and aeronautical knowledge, those pilots preparing for additional certificates or ratings, and flight instructors engaged in the instruction of both student and certificated pilots. It introduces the future pilot to the realm of flight and provides information and guidance in the performance of procedures and maneuvers required for pilot certification. Topics such as navigation and communication, meteorology, use of flight information publications, regulations, and aeronautical decision making are available in other Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publications.