CFI Lesson Plans

CFI PTS Lesson Plans (Single Engine Land)


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Spend your time flying! We've compiled all of the information required for each task in the CFI PTS (single engine) into an awesome, easy to use eBook and PowerPoint to make your life, checkride, and instructing easier. 

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All lessons shown below are included. Lessons in blue can be previewed to see sample lesson layout and content. Let us know if you have any questions!

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

  • Straight and Level Flight
  • Level Turns
  • Straight Climbs and Climbing Turns
  • Straight Descents and Descending Turns

Performance Maneuvers

Ground Reference Maneuvers

  • Rectangular Course
  • S-Turns Across a Road
  • Turns Around a Point
  • Eights on Pylons

Slow Flights, Stalls, and Spins

Basic Instrument Maneuvers

Emergency Operations

  • Emergency Approach and Landing
  • Systems and Equipment Malfunctions
  • Emergency Equipment and Survival Gear
  • Emergency Descent

Post Flight Procedures

  • Post Flight Procedures


  • Flight Review
  • Plan of Action

Customer Reviews

Based on 51 reviews
Thomas Linden

CFI Lesson Plans

Zachary Hogan

Very detailed and awesome information. It is a great reference.

Roger Mcgehee

Overall, excellent resource. It hits all the pts items for each task. My only complaint is some of the information is out dated. For example the airspace section says nothing of the new ads b out requirements. Also, some of the advisory circulars referenced have new versions available.

Daniel Roberts

CFI Lesson Plans

Noah Richard Bryant
A great resource to build lesson plans for CFI

Good afternoon everyone, as I am finishing out my commercial Multi engine add on rating, I bought backseat pilot to start preparing for my CFI and CFII… first and foremost the documents are phenomenal… you have the PDF to reference any knowledge you can think of regarding meeting the PTS. If you are someone who is looking to start building your own lesson plans, this is the perfect produce to guide you from start to finish in that process.