The Whole Shebang

Sale price$ 149.00
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A One Stop CFI Shop

ALL content has been updated to the latest ACS requirements.

Our most popular product and our best deal! Everything you need for your Instructor checkrides and to teach future students! We've compiled all of the information required for each task in just about every FAA ACS and PTS into awesome, easy to use eBooks to make your life, checkrides, and teaching easier, and we'll keep them up to date for you.

Prep & Check: CFI, CFII & MEI checkrides (ACS & PTS)

Teach: Private, Instrument & Commercial students

What's Included

Lessons & PowerPoints

  • CFI ACS Lessons & PowerPoints
  • CFI Condensed ACS Lessons
  • MEI ACS Lessons & PowerPoints
  • CFII PTS Lessons & PowerPoints

Word, PDF & PowerPoint documents

ACS Reviews

  • Private Pilot ACS
  • Instrument Pilot ACS
  • Commercial Pilot ACS

Word & PDF documents

Syllabi

  • Private Pilot (SE)
  • Instrument Rating (SE)
  • Commercial Pilot (SE)
  • Hourly Breakdowns
  • Student Trackers

Word, PDF & Excel documents

Reference Card

  • IFR / VFR Reference Card

Physical product (not a download)

146

Individual CFI, CFII & MEI Lessons

Just about $1 a lesson! And that's not counting the 125 ACS Review tasks, the Appendix content (BFRs, IPCs, ADM & CRM, plans of action, Common Carriage), aircraft specific systems & malfunctions lessons, the Private, Instrument & Commercial syllabi and their hourly breakdowns and student trackers, or our numerous other features.

As a CFI this product has helped me provide next level instruction to my students. Worth every penny!

John

This helps mitigate the high level of stress already involved when you're preparing for a check ride! Now I can better focus on cleaning up the areas I'm not as proficient in. Thank you!

JM

Topnotch. Saves a ton of time buying this product and you can build off of it. Highly recommended.

Michael

Samples

A sample ground and flight lesson from our Private & Instrument syllabi along with the associated Lesson Plans, PowerPoints, and ACS Reviews to demonstrate how our products all work together!

The Whole Shebang Specifics

Get a clear picture of the incredible content included in our most popular package!

We added a specific Operation of Systems lesson and Systems & Equipment Malfunctions lesson for each of the aircraft listed.

PTS Lessons

72 CFI
38 CFII
67 MEI & MEI Add-on

Covers all CFI, CFII & MEI sections & tasks

Additional Lessons

3 CFI
3 CFII
3 MEI

  • Forces of Flight & Maneuvers
  • Weather Theory
  • Airworthiness Requirements (FARs)
  • ATC System
  • Low Visibility Taxi
Aircraft Systems

9 single-engine
8 multi-engine

  • Generic System Operation (SE & ME)
  • Cessna 152 & 172S
  • Cirrus SR20
  • Diamond DA20 & 40
  • Piper Archer II & III
  • Piper Arrow
  • Beechcraft Baron 58
  • Beechcraft Duchess 76
  • Diamond DA42
  • Piper Aztec
  • Piper Seminole
  • Piper Seneca II
  • Tecnam P2006T
Appendix Content

3 CFI
2 CFII
3 MEI

  • Flight Review
  • Instrument Proficiency Check
  • Plan of Action
  • Common Carriage
  • ADM, CRM & Risk Management
ACS Review Tasks

125

Covers all Private, Instrument & Commercial ACS tasks

Syllabi

3

  • Private (SE)
  • Instrument (SE)
  • Commercial (SE)
  • Hourly Breakdowns
  • Student Trackers
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Free Updates

We'll do the work to keep your content current!

And not just that, we're constantly adding & improving content (over 12 years of updates so far). Login to your account to access the most current documents. No subscription fees, just FREE updates for life!

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Additional Content

A specific lesson for each task in each CFI PTS (FOI included), and we aren't stopping there. We've added content on Flight Reviews, Instrument Proficiency Checks, Common Carriage, ADM, CRM & Risk Management, and specific aircraft systems & malfunctions, with more to come!

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Work Efficiently

FULLY editable with built in navigation!

With our 100% editable content you're not tied to someone else's teaching style & program. Built in navigation allows you to access any lesson with a tap. Follow links to additional eBook & online content.

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Your Work is Done

Save time & start instructing sooner!

Our easy to use eBooks contain detailed lessons for each task in each Instructor PTS (FOI included). Combine that with a PowerPoint for each lesson, our ACS Reviews, and our syllabi, and your work is done!

01

Free Updates

We'll do the work to keep your content current!

And not just that, we're constantly adding & improving content (over 12 years of updates so far). Login to your account to access the most current documents. No subscription fees, just FREE updates for life!

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Additional Content

A specific lesson for each task in each CFI PTS (FOI included), and we aren't stopping there. We've added content on Flight Reviews, Instrument Proficiency Checks, Common Carriage, ADM, CRM & Risk Management, and specific aircraft systems & malfunctions, with more to come!

03

Work Efficiently

FULLY editable with built in navigation!

With our 100% editable content you're not tied to someone else's teaching style & program. Built in navigation allows you to access any lesson with a tap. Follow links to additional eBook & online content.

04

Your Work is Done

Save time & start instructing sooner!

Our easy to use eBooks contain detailed lessons for each task in each Instructor PTS (FOI included). Combine that with a PowerPoint for each lesson, our ACS Reviews, and our syllabi, and your work is done!

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$135

$96

Lessons & PowerPoints

CFI, CFII, MEI

CFI, CFII, MEI

CFI

ACS Reviews

Private, Instrument, Commercial

Syllabi

Private, Instrument, Commercial (SE)

Private, Instrument, Commercial (SE)

Private, Commercial (SE)

Reference Card

IFR / VFR

FAQ

Let's clear up some common questions

More Questions? Email info@thebackseatpilot.com

Customer Reviews

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Harrison Vanleeuwen
Missing ACS knowledge areas in many lesson plans.

in their current state, the ACS CFI lesson plans are incomplete. Backseat Pilot claims to deliver complete lesson plans, however there are many lessons that, when compared to the requirements listed in the FAAs ACS, are missing entire sections that are required to be taught. If not adapted and added to by the CFI candidate, they would result in a failure. For example, in the stall lessons, a risk management requirement is to discuss “Stall Warning Range and Limitations.” The only notes on the subject say: Buffett, stall horn, ranges and limitations, with no further information. This is useless. Also, the ACS update formatting is lazy and forces the student to constantly refer to separate sections of the lesson plans in order to complete the lesson. For example, the risk management sections simply say refer to weather hazards, or situational awareness section of the risk management concepts page. This is unacceptable as lesson flow is key to a properly delivered lesson.

Hi Harrison,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback! I'm glad you reached out, as it seems there’s a misunderstanding rather than missing or incomplete information.

As you have likely noticed, the ACS is quite repetitive, especially with Risk Management concepts. Broken out individually, these concepts would add hundreds of pages to the document. To keep our already lengthy documents as concise and user-friendly as possible, these overly repetitive concepts are combined into a single document at the end of each relevant section. Each concept is specifically referenced in the lesson plan and directly linked to its explanation, making it easy to find and use.

Regarding the missing information you mentioned, the three empty bullet points just serve as an outline for instructors comfortable with that specific content. If you want to review the details on buffet, stall horns, and range and limitations, just tap the blue, underlined Stall Warning Range & Limitations header to be taken directly to the content.

As you mentioned, this can affect the flow of the lesson, and we want to keep things as smooth as possible. If you’re using apps like GoodReader or Content, for example, after tapping the link and covering the Risk Management concept(s), simply tap the back button, and you'll be right back where you left off. Easy and seamless! The content is also referenced and displayed in the PowerPoint and can be taught from there as well.

I assure you, this approach is anything but “lazy.” A tremendous amount of effort goes into making the content as useful and efficient as possible. The goal is to ensure every piece of information required by the ACS/PTS, and a bit more, is included for your success. With that said, if you or anyone else encounters any issues or has questions about the content, don’t hesitate to send an email. I’m more than happy to talk through the issues, and if something isn’t quite perfect, or there's a better way to do things, I’ll make sure it gets fixed promptly. Your success is what matters, and our consistent free updates are an awesome tool in making that happen!

Thank you again for your valuable feedback. When you have a few minutes, send over the information that appears to be missing. I’m more than happy to email and get on a call to talk through it with you. Again, your success is the entire focus!

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Anthony Fazio
Excellent product.

I would like to see each lesson separated in a unique file. I like to customize each lesson to my personal methodology.

Hey Anthony, great news! I've received a handful of emails asking for the same thing. Individual CFI lessons are in the works. We'll start there and if there's enough demand we'll do the same with the rest of the content. Specific notations for every ACS required Knowledge and Risk Management task are also being added. The new content will be included for free, of course, as soon as they're complete. Thanks for the feedback!

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Jeff J
The unsurmountable became understandable.

I wanted to do all my own lesson plans from scratch and create a binder that had all the information I managed to store in my head at my fingertips. Boy, what a mistake. The Backseat Pilot is way better than I could have ever done on my own, and not only that, but I'm learning more with each lesson than I would have if I had done it on my own. This is THE MOST AMAZING training purchase I have ever made. Thank you Backseat Pilot!

I'm so glad to hear it, Jeff! Thank you so much! Expect an update to the MEI lessons along with the new MEI ACS PowerPoints in a few days, followed by another update to the CFI content to clean up and add to the new Risk Management content shortly after. Feel free to pass along any suggestions as you make your way through the content. Thanks again!

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Jamie Higdon
Great purchase !

So glad i purchased Backseat Pilot over any of the others! each page is fully editable and the Condensed version is the best. I still reworded some and took out some info just to streamline a bit more but having that option is PERFECT! Get this and be a great informed CFI!!!

Yes! That's exactly the goal. Edit the content as needed (or don't) and you're good to go. I'm so glad to hear it's working out so well! Thanks, Jamie!

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Kazuki Furuya

The Whole Shebang