Lesson Updates

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June 2024 

ACS REVIEWS
All (Private, Instrument & Commercial) ACS Reviews updated to the newest ACS requirements

WHAT's NEXT
Focus on the PowerPoints

May 2024 (Update #2)

CFI & MEI Lessons
Cleaned up, expanded on, and/or added to, and annotated, all Risk Management concepts in the CFI & MEI lessons
Added an ADM, CRM, & SRM lesson to the Appendix. This coincides with updates to the Commercial & Private syllabi ground training
Added a "case study" and associated YouTube videos to the Runway Incursion lesson, and the Flight Deck Management lesson

PRIVATE & COMMERCIAL SYLLABI
Updated to the match the new ACS lesson plans

WHAT's NEXT
Updates to the ACS Reviews
More updates to the PowerPoints
The ball is rolling again with the PowerPoint developer (improved design, navigation & color)

May 2024

CFI & MEI Lessons
NEW CFI & MEI ACS PowerPoints matching the updated ACS lesson plans!

What's Next
A review & clean up of the new Risk Management concepts
PowerPoints are close to heading to the developer for new design, color, and navigation

April 2024

CFI & MEI Lessons
Updated to the new Instructor ACS layout and content!

What's Next
PowerPoints to match the ACS content are already in the works
Once they're complete, they'll be sent to the developer for new professionally designed PowerPoints!

February 2024

CFI, CFII & MEI 
Updated the Weather Theory lesson with new graphics as well as information on vertical motion and cloud formation, cloud forms, and mountain/valley & freezing fog
Created new PowerPoint slides for the Weather Theory lesson

SYLLABI (Private, Instrument & Commercial)
Updated to include suggested Flight Training Device (FTD) flight lessons based on the FAR FTD hour allowances

What's Next
Professionally designed PowerPoints - we're talking to different developers

December 2023

CFI 
Added Cirrus SR20 Operation of Systems & Systems and Equipment Malfunctions lessons
Added Piper Archer III Operation of Systems & Systems and Equipment Malfunctions lessons
Removed references to the ACs incorporated into the Aviation Weather Handbook

CFII
Sections VIII, IX, X & XI: Overhauled all PowerPoints with new pictures, content and layouts (minimal changes to the lesson eBook to coincide with PPTs)
Removed references to the ACs incorporated into the Aviation Weather Handbook

ACS Reviews
Removed references to the ACs incorporated into the Aviation Weather Handbook

What's Next
A new website!
With the CFII PowerPoint overhaul complete, we'll move on to the CFI and MEI PowerPoints
Syllabi improvements & updates

October 2023

CFI & MEI 
II.B. Runway Incursion Avoidance: Added a section on low visibility operations
III.C. Operation of Systems (Generic): Added turn indicator information & picture

CFII
V.XX. Low Visibility Taxi: New lesson & PowerPoint focusing on low visibility operations (not PTS required)
Sections V, VI & VII: Overhauled all PowerPoints with new pictures, content and layouts (minimal changes to the lessons to coincide with PPTs)

July/August 2023

CFI & MEI
Minor updates to terminology

CFII
Updated all PowerPoints in Sections I, II, and III
Expanded content, a lot more pictures, and more modern and engaging design and layout
Updated lesson plans to coincide with new PowerPoint presentations

What's Next
The rest of the CFII PowerPoints followed by the CFI and MEI
Syllabi improvements and additions are in the works
Continued updates to coincide with the anticipated Instructor ACS
Updates based on YOUR feedback

May/June 2023

We're continuing to update our CFI lesson plans to coincide with the FAA's latest pre-release of the Instructor ACS (haven't seen an official release date for the Instructor ACS at this point)

CFI & MEI
Added a Download All Content zip file for easier downloads

CFII
Added a Download All Content.zip file for easier downloads
II.A. Instruments & Navigation Equipment: Updated the entire lesson and added pitot/static blockage content

All Users
Creating accounts and logging in has been simplified! You can now use your Shopify account to login to your account and access the content from the website

What's Next
Continued updates to coincide with the anticipated Instructor ACS
More modern and improved PowerPoint presentations
Updates based on YOUR feedback

April 2023

We've started updating our CFI lesson plans to coincide with the FAA's latest pre-release of the Instructor ACS

CFI & MEI:
II.K. National Airspace System: Reorganized ADS-B info, added SFRA & Special VFR info
II.M. Logbooks & Endorsements: Reorganized lesson, added info and examples
III.B. Weather Information: Added Aviation Weather Handbook to references

CFII:
II.A. Instruments & Navigation Equipment: Added info on GPS backup nav requirements
III.A. Weather Information: Added Aviation Weather Handbook as a reference
III.B. Cross-Country Flight Planning: Updated RNAV & GPS backup nav requirements

February / March 2023

New Commercial Pilot Syllabus added!
Designed around our CFI lesson plans & PowerPoints, and Commercial ACS Reviews
Added to all products containing the CFI Lesson Plans

CFI & MEI Content:
XV.C. Common Carriage: Added a Common Carriage lesson to the appendix to supplement the new Commercial syllabus

CFII Content:
II.A. Instruments & Navigation Equipment: CDI deflection update

January 2023

New Instrument Rating Syllabus added!
Designed around our CFII lesson plans, PowerPoints, and ACS Reviews
Added to all products containing the CFII Lesson Plans

CFII:
Numerous updates to supplement the Instrument Syllabus
II.B. Aeromedical Factors: Added Illusions
II.C. Regs & Pubs Related to IFR: Expanded IFR specific AIM references
III.A. Weather Information: Added section on recognizing weather hazards
V.A. ATC Clearances: Reorganized and added information for clarity
V.B. Compliance with Procedures: Reorganized and added ATC required pilot reports
V.X. The ATC System: New lesson to supplement the instrument syllabus
VIII. Lessons A, B, C & D: Added Safety & Efficiency section to match ACS req.
XI.A. ADM, CRM, & Risk Management: New lesson to supplement syllabus and ACS req.

CFI & MEI:
II.B. Runway Incursion Avoidance: Added LAHSO info
Private Pilot Syllabus: Added numerous lesson plan references to the GND/FLT lessons

November 2022

New Private Pilot Syllabus added!
Private Pilot syllabus designed around our lesson plans, PowerPoints, and ACS Reviews
Added to all products containing the CFI Lesson Plans

CFI & MEI:
Updates to coincide with the new syllabus training schedule
II.C. Scanning & Collision Avoidance - Added CFIT information
II.J. 14 CFR & Publications - Added info on FAR Parts 21, 39,43 & 67 as well as NTSB notification requirements, and links to FAR 61 subparts to facilitate teaching

September 2022

All Lessons and ACS Reviews:
Added VOR MON (Minimum Operating Network) information and new service ranges
Added MOS (Model Output Statistics) weather information

June & August 2022

All Lessons:
Updated NOTAM (Notice to Air Mission) terminology
Added content on preflight self-briefings and AC 91-92

CFI & MEI:
Updated downwind leg to reference approach end of runway
Added note for incorrect text on trim tab picture from Airplane Flying Handbook

May 2022

All Lessons:
Updated NOTAM information

CFI & MEI:
Added airfoil design characteristics info to II.D. Principles of Flight
Removed WAC and added Walling Planning Chart to lesson II.G. Navigation & Flight Planning
Rephrased pitch correction terminology in VIII.D. Straight & Turning Descents
Added the ACS stall definition to XI.A. Slow Flight

April 2022

All Lessons:
Updated to latest convective outlook chart information
Updated/reorganized information to coincide with PowerPoints

MEI:
Added propeller feathering system information to XIV.A. Operation of Systems

March 2022

Uploaded NEW PowerPoint Presentations for all CFI, CFII and MEI Lessons

February 2022

All Lessons:
Updated all FAR links

CFI & MEI:
Updated elevator terminology in II.E. Airplane Flight Controls
Added a generic systems & equipment malfunctions lesson to section XIII

Major Updates we've Incorporated

  • Commercial Pilot Syllabus
  • Instrument Rating Syllabus
  • Private Pilot Syllabus
  • PowerPoint Presentations for all CFI, CFII, & MEI lessons
  • ADS-B, TIS-B, FIS-B information
  • 2020 Aviation Instructor's Handbook
  • Discontinuation of NTAP
  • Transition to the ICAO Flight Plan
  • BasicMed 
  • Using a Driver's License as a Medical
  • Discontinuation of Flight Watch (122.0)
  • Updates to the Student Pilot Certificate
  • FAR Training updates for Technically Advanced Aircraft 

Coming Soon

  • New products to work alongside the lesson plans! 
  • Instructor's ACS Updates (when the ACS are released) - in the works!
  • Additional Aircraft Systems (CFI and MEI)
  • More Links to make the Lessons more User Friendly
  • More Pictures, Reformatting Lesson Plans
  • FAA updates to the Private, Instrument, and Commercial ACS (annually)

Anyone owning our PTS lesson plans will be transitioned to the ACS lessons for free when the FAA releases the documents.

Getting the Updated Lesson Plans

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