The Backseat Pilot Reviews

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Based on 305 reviews
Well worth the cost

Saved a lot of blood, sweat, and tears with lesson plans. Acted as a good study guide too.

Exactly what I was looking for!!

Outstanding Product!

The Backseat Pilot’s Whole Shebang of information provides an outstanding source of training materials for CFI’s, Learners, and current Pilots. The various Syllabi, Lesson Plans, and ACS Reviews are informative, accurate, and easy to understand. BSP has taken an immense amount of literature from various sources and consolidated them in an organized manner. Several formats including PDF’s, Word Docs, and Power Points are provided. All the materials are easy to understand, flexible, and updated on a regular basis. BSP’s support has been prompt and thoughtful when I have had questions.
This is an incredible product at a very reasonable price.

CFII Lesson Plans
Daniel Alizadeh

I was really satisfied with the help Nate gave to me . It could turn to a bad experience but he helped me to solve the problem with paypal and made my experience perfect .

Very detailed and organized

These plans are great! They have most everything you could need. So far I’ve found very little to add to a lesson. Well worth the money!

CFII Lesson Plans
Evaishka Tyagi
Good and very detailed

I looked literally everywhere for CFII lesson plans but these were the best ones I could get. Super detailed and if it weren’t for these lesson plans I would have a hard time getting CFIII done in such a short period of time and so efficiently. It’s good because they have all the required stuff put together in accordance with the PTS. All the tasks and sub parts are covered which is great! Would recommend 10/10!

Fantastic notes. Straight and to the point.

Fantastic notes. I utilized several different companies, but this one was far and away the best.

CFI-A Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan is so detailed and covered everything a CFI-A needs in Preparation for this Rating.

Awesome for check-ride

I had spent many hours trying to write my own lesson plans and materials for the check ride. After finding these, I realized I did not have to reinvent the wheel. They will allow me to focus on instructional techniques rather than material creation.

Very detailed

Great option for CFI candidates looking for a way to prep for ride.

Great Package

The “Whole Shebang” package is quite comprehensive. It’s covers so much material (e.g., CFI, CFII, MEI, etc.) in so many formats (Word, PDF, PowerPoint, etc.). Great material at a very reasonable price - with payment plans/options - and will save tons of time.

So helpful!

Backseat Pilot is the BEST! I'm working on my CFI right now and the CFI Condensed notes have been so helpful. All the information you'll need is in one place, so you don't need 12 different tabs open trying to compile and organize all the information. Do yourself a favor and make your life a whole lot easier by buying this.

Great Help!

I bought the Whole Shebang package in order to use the lesson plans and ACS reviews for my CFI course and as a guide for when I start training student pilots. Nate was a big help with the purchase and made sure that I got what I needed. It includes a full lesson plan package, as well as a condensed version that follows the PTS perfectly. This makes life so much easier, and I appreciate the time and effort put into each section to ensure all necessary information is covered.


Amazing lesson plans! Just starting the CFI path and couldn’t do it without these plans. Well worth the investment!

Great product

Using your training materials for an initial CFI candidate now. Helps me prepare for each ground and flight training session. Encouraging my others to buy this too.

CFII Lesson Plans
Joshua Robinson
Sub par..

All the information is there in the lesson plans. But they are extremely wordy, overly complicated explanations that lack depth or detail. Im putting just as much work into organizing information as before. Not worth the cost. I expected better for what i paid!

Worth every penny

Lesson plans are very detailed, reference source documents, and serve as a good review and info source for the instructor as well as the student.
Customer service is OUTSTANDING! I had 2 minor issues that were resolved within minutes outside of normal business hours. When is the last time you've seen that?

Good but a lot of improvements to be made.

The lessons plans in the PowerPoints lack in information and can be improved in quality. The ppts do not include all the information that needs to be taught.


It's a huge help. Will make my CFI class so much easier

CFII Lesson Plans
Phillip Ulstrup

Passed checkride so I am happy.

CFI Lesson Plans
Kaitlyn Shroyer
CFI lesson plans

amazing product and amazing service

The Whole shebang is incredible!

Highly recommend. Has both a lengthened version and condensed versions, INCLUDING PowerPoint which was my selling point. Follows the current CFI PTS task by task, has made my life 1000% better and more efficient for studying.

Great Information for an aspiring CFI!

I purchased this product to assist my studies for my CFI, CFII and MEI. So far this is exactly what I was looking for! The lessons follow the PTS which makes it easy to ensure you’re studying everything.

Great job! I will definitely refer this product!

CFII Lesson Plans
Ramin Eghbali

All good.