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CFI PTS Lesson Plans eBook (Preview)
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Fundamentals of Instructing

Technical Subject Areas

Preflight Preparation

Preflight Procedures

Airport Operations

  • Radio Communications and ATC Light Signals
  • Traffic Patterns
  • Airport, Runway, & Taxiway Signs, Markings, & Lighting

Takeoffs, Landings, and Go Arounds


Fundamentals of Flight

Performance Maneuvers

Ground Reference Maneuvers

Slow Flights, Stalls, and Spins

Basic Instrument Maneuvers

  • Straight and Level Flight
  • Constant Airspeed Climbs
  • Constant Airspeed Descents
  • Turns to Headings
  • Recoveries from Unusual Attitudes

Emergency Operations

Post Flight Procedures

Customer Reviews

Based on 42 reviews
Jermaine Kerr

CFI Lesson Plans

Bryan Gatlin
CFI lessons

The most inclusive lesson plans one can get. Some lessons have too much detail but they are very easy to follow.

Hadee Al Hassanawi
Super Detailed and Perfectly Structured

I bought these lesson plans to help me with making my own. I don't plan on printing out all 700 pages for my CFI binder. But these lesson plans have helped me figure out how to structure mine properly and what information needs to be added. I go through every single section and take out any information that I feel is important enough to keep on my own lesson plans. That's why I love these. There is so much information in every single lesson plan that I can pick and choose what is important for me. The structure is in line perfectly with the CFI PTS too which helps tremendously. Every page has a hyperlink to help jump to different pages in the massive document and spend less time scrolling. I absolutely recommend these to any instructor in training and I'll definitely buy these again when I start working on my CFII and MEI.

Also keep in mind, I have not been through every single lesson plan yet so take what I say with a grain of salt. Based on other reviews from other pilots, these plans are properly fact checked. And from what I've seen, they copy a lot of the PHAK and AFH word for word and outline it in a better way with a few added details. Nevertheless, still a great value!

Faizanali Hashme
omitted an Important topic from Assessment and Critique chap from F.O.I

The first chapter after purchasing i was studying it was missing important topics like (Maneuver or Procedure "Grades" & Assessing Risk Managements Skills). I cant rely on it Blind folded, I have to review every thing cant afford to fail because of missing topics

Hi Faizanali, I'm having trouble figuring out what you're referring to. The Assessment and Critique requirements (Lesson I.D.) don't mention Maneuver or Procedure Grades or Assessing Risk Management Skills. If you can send an email to and let me know where you're seeing these requirements I'm sure we can clear it up! We work very hard to ensure each lessons is current and accurate.

Eileen Hamby
Good product, very helpful

Valuable resource in preparation for CFI