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CFI, MEI, & CFII PTS Lesson Plans (Preview)This download includes our: CFI, MEI, and CFII Lesson Plan eBooksCompare all of our Lesson Plans and Packages Features Save months of time...
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Overview Our new Instrument ACS Review covers the Knowledge, Risk Management, and Skill sections of every task in the FAA's Instrument Rating ACS. Thorough and organized, our ACS Reviews can be used by...
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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.
I just passed my CFI-A checkride with these lesson plans. They saved me a huge amount of time in preparation. I would recommend modifying them to your specific aircraft, including v-speeds, emergencys, systems and maneuvers, but that's to be expected. Overall a great value and a great buy!
Great product! Keep up the great work!
Perfect adherence to the ACS (where available) and to the PTS otherwise. They are complete and will help pass a check ride and teach into the future
The Backseat Pilot lesson plans are simply some of the best money you will spend in aviation! They are incredibly comprehensive and the ebook is a fantastic format, allowing easy and efficient access on your iPad. These lesson plans have literally saved me hundreds of hours. They are not simply to pass the checkride, I know I'll be referring to them throughout my flying career. I bought the "Whole Shebang", and it was well worth it. The BSP reference card is the best I have seen, and is definitely a permanent addition to my knee board.
After searching for the better part of a year for a solid 'kit' to start my Initial CFI from, I found "The Backseat Pilot". I can count on one hand the number of product reviews I have written online... I am rarely so impressed with a product/service and its value that I am willing to write anything.
But... "The Backseat Pilot" kits are different - they are all EXCEPTIONALLY well written, well researched and great as a basis for an expanded kit of your own making or as complete standalone options.
The Whole Shebang is without a doubt one of the BEST VALUES in all of aviation!
I used the ASE CFI kit for my Initial CFI and passed without a hitch the FIRST TIME!
Just buy them - you won't regret it!
Materials were high quality and met all expectations. Thanks guys!
I was having trouble trying to put my thoughts together. Using these I was able to make the lesson plans I need to complete my MEI. Very good job Backseat Pilot!
Has all the right things in a quick reference guide!!
Thank you so much for this, You save months of my valuable time..
Thank you so much for this, You same months of my valuable time..
This is Awesome.
I'm in the middle of CFI initial training, and my instructor high recommended BSP materials. I just bought the whole bundle figuring I could use them for a while. So far they're great and they stick right to the PTS requirements. Glad y'all exist! I also love the fact that I get the lessons in word document form so I can customize them to how I'm going to teach and to also update them as well.
I could not create better more thorough lesson plan than these! I have used the CFI lesson plans for close to a year and I am completely satisfied with the layout and content. I recently purchased the CFII lessons plans and have not yet put them to use but I have no hesitation in thinking they will be equally as complete as the CFI.
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!