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I absolutely love these. I printed them out an had them spiral bound so I can teach off of them more effectively. The ONE thing I would recomend to the developers is anywhere that is aircraft specific (ie diamond aircraft) make some kind of marking so we can adapt them to the aircraft we use. My school house uses pipers and I spent alot of time adjusting to meet my aircraft. I would never expect them to make it perfect to every aircraft, however, a simple marking could save me alot of time in searching.
Great information, saves tons of time on lessons plans and everything is organized well. The PDF table of contents had links which make it very easy to locate topics quickly instead of digging through text books.
Goes over each task and knowledge area in detail, with links to specific parts of the FAR. Perfect for CFI's doing mock checkrides, leading a guided discussion, or even for student pilots; this is a great resource for exactly what the DPE is going to want to hear you say and do.
Outstanding and accurate lessons. Best value of any of these types of products I have found. Great job!
These PDFs really provide a great foundation to study at home and guide oral lessons at the school. I'll be editing them to meet the needs for my students and aircraft options (DA-40 aircraft used in a few lessons), but the editing will be easy because .DOCX files are included in the download.
The lesson plans are so easy to navigate through and very well prepared! No complaints here!
I love this package it really has prepared me well for my CFI checkride as well improve my overall aeronautical knowledge, keep producing good products!
A lot of thought and effort were put into these lesson plans. I added these into my lesson plans curriculum to continue to develop a professional product for students. I am happy with my purchase.
So far everything I have received from BackSeat Pilot has been well worth the money!
This is a very comprehensive set of lesson plans that is well worth the money. I highly encourage cfi applicants to purchase their lesson plans. If you decide to build them yourself, that’s great, and you’ll be better off for it (having researched all the material and referencing it with official FAA publications for literally weeks on end) however for those that just want to get their CFI certificate done, this is for you. Time is money and let’s face it, you’re not supposed to reinvent the wheel here. These lesson plans are so well written that if you really wanted to you could teach straight out of. I gave “the whole shebang” 3 stars because 1. There are a lot of typos here and there, and I’ve seen one huge error (in their airspace VFR night wx requirement for class G airspace) and another because they tailored their lessons for a diamond plane. You have to go through literally all the lesson plans and make sure that the flow, organization and correct aircraft are used. So basically it is a great starting point, besides a couple of errors here and there, they’re a pretty solid lesson plan. Mad props to the organizers of these lesson plans.
I searched high and low for lesson plans that I could reference to create my own lessons and this is it. They are concise and thorough.
I am a CFI in training and have had difficulty in getting my hands on a fully comprehensive lesson plan package that would help me along during my training, that is until I found the set from the Backseat Pilot site. Not only is it fully comprehensive but it is also up to date, very important with all of the changes that have occurred and continue to change. It is very important to always have a solid foundation to start with, yes you have all of the FAA books and the like, but not everyone is keen in trying to decipher it all, the team at Backseat Pilot has done all of that. Using the Backseat Pilot lesson plans will definitely help in reducing the time in training, and time as we know is money.
Thanks for an excellent product!
Exceeded all expectations.
The Whole Shebang was an incredible investment. These lesson plans are quite inclusive and will be an important part of any CFI’s program.
Covers main points precisely task by task from the PTS. Up to date. Consistent updates. Great value.
You get both PDF and DOC formats.
Every student should have this from day one! Extremely well done!
This is great content and just what I needed. Organized perfectly when getting ready for your practical test.
Love it so far! Exceeded my expectations!
Great set up for success
Everything it needs to be!
The Whole Shebang has been awesome! I am currently using it for my CFI training with great success. I recommend this product to others if they would like a jumpstart and excellent reference for training. Thank you again Backseat Pilot!
I have been a CFI for 15 years and just recently decided to add a CFII and MEI. I don't have a lot of time to write the needed lessons plans and picked up the Whole Shebang. I was surprised and very pleased at how well and complete all the lesson plans were written and layed out. I appreciate the ability that the DOC file gives me to personalize each lesson. Excellent product and can't recommend it enough. Great Job Guys!
Detailed but yet brief lesson plans to ensure you teach all the topics without missing anything. Great job!
Been writing lesson plans for 7 months, I still wasn't satisfied. I've done a little bit of editing to suit my teaching style, and I'm happy to say, I'm done. So much info!
Lots of information provided for you and explained very well and in detail.
These lesson plans are comprehensive and follow the order of the ACS table of contents. I will always use The Backseat Pilot lesson plans and would recommend them to anyone, CFI or not.
These lesson plans are extremely detailed and provide good talking points for everything you need, both to pass the checkrides and as legitimate teaching guides in your career. In 20 years of flying, I've never seen a CFI pull out a lesson plan and actually teach to it, but these are good enough to do just that. The only gripe I have, and it is a small one, is that they are obviously the combined work of several people. As such the styles from lesson-to-lesson are not always consistent. That said, Backseat Pilot is very clear on their website that you may need to tweak these to your own liking. Would definitely do business with them again
I personally think this is Amazing and very helpful!!
What an excellent resource....well designed and well thought-out! Highly recommended.
These lesson plans not only saved me time but I learned a lot while adjusting them to my liking. They are easy to change and make your own. Plus the reference card I got in the mail is awesome too!
This is a very thorough product. I have not been through all of the pages yet, however a quick glance through the material shows the great level of detail each subject has.
Hey - wanted to write you a quick note to say you produce an EXCELLENT product and I’m really pleased how up to date you keep it too. I have used your lessons plans for my MEI, CFI, and going to take my CFII check ride on Monday. They are a great teaching resource as well as a refresher for me. I keep them on my iPad and will refer to them often. A lot of time went into these I can tell and they are incredibly detailed and perfectly formatted.
These saved me so much time and effort! Thanks very much.
I can't believe they sell these lesson plans for this cheap. Very thorough and exactly what I needed
Great compilation of material. Extremely helpful.
Great lesson plan
Got the whole shebang. Passed my cfi initial first try. Good lessons just needed to change some stuff around for the 172rg.
The FAA is making changes to try to save you and your students money, and our lessons have been updated to reflect the new regs! New changes to the Commercial Single Engine Rating, and Instrument Recency requirements!