CFI & CFII Lesson Plans – Flight Instructor Resource

Welcome to! I developed these lesson plans for use as a flight instructor. It took me around 4 months to get all the information together and to write these aviation lesson plans, so I figured I could save some current and aspiring flight instructors some time by posting them here.

Keep in mind that these CFI, and CFII lesson plans should be used as examples only and should not be relied on for accurate information. You shouldn’t use these for instructional purposes, and all information found on these lesson plans should be checked against the appropriate aviation publications before assuming it’s correct.

Lesson Plans

  1. The Learning Process – Aviation
  2. The Teaching Process for Aviation
  3. Teaching Methods for Aviation
  4. Student Pilot Evaluation
  5. Flight Instructor Characteristics & Responsibilities
  6. Human Factors in Aviation
  7. Planning an Instructional Activity
  8. Aeromedical Factors
  9. Visual Scanning & Collision Avoidance
  10. Use of Distractions During Flight Training
  11. Principles of Flight
  12. Airplane Elevators, Ailerons, Rudder
  13. Airplane Trim Devices
  14. Airplane High Lift Devices
  15. Airplane Weight & Balance
  16. Navigation and Flight Planning
  17. Aircraft Night Operations
  18. High Altitude Aircraft Operations
  19. Federal Aviation Regulations
  20. Use of Minimum Equipment Lists
  21. Aviation Publications
  22. National Airspace System
  23. Logbook Entries and Certificate Endorsements
  24. Aviation Certificates and Documents
  25. Aviation Weather Information
  26. Operation of Aircraft Systems
  27. Airplane Performance and Limitations
  28. Airplane Visual Inspection
  29. Crew – Cockpit Resource Management
  30. Airplane Engine Starting
  31. Taxiing Landplane
  32. Airplane Pre-Takeoff Check
  33. Radio Communications & ATC Light-Gun Signals
  34. Airport Traffic Patterns
  35. Airport and Runway Markings and Lights
  36. Normal and Crosswind Takeoff and Climb
  37. Short-field Takeoff and Climb
  38. Soft-field Takeoff and Climb
  39. Straight and Level Flight
  40. Airplane Level Turns
  41. Straight Climbs and Climbing Turns
  42. Straight Descents and Descending Turns
  43. Power on Stalls – Airplane
  44. Power Off Stalls – Airplane
  45. Cross Controlled Stalls
  46. Airplane Elevator Trim Stalls
  47. Airplane Secondary Stalls
  48. Airplane Spins and Spin Recovery
  49. Maneuvering During Slow Flight
  50. Straight and Level Flight (Instrument)
  51. Straight, Constant Airspeed Climbs / Descents (Instrument)
  52. Turns to Headings (Instrument)
  53. Recovery from Unusual Flight Attitudes
  54. VOR – Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Range
  55. Non-Directional Beacons (NDB) and Automatic Direction Finders (ADF)
  56. LORAN-C (Long Range Navigation, Version C)
  57. GPS (Global Positioning System)
  58. Aircraft RADAR Services
  59. Airplane Steep Turns
  60. Airplane Maneuvers – Chandelles
  61. Airplane Maneuvers – Lazy Eights
  62. 180 Degree Power-Off Approach to Landing
  63. Airplane Maneuvers – Steep Spiral Descent
  64. Airplane Maneuvers – Rectangular Course
  65. Airplane Maneuvers – S-Turns Across a Road
  66. Airplane Maneuvers – Turns Around a Point
  67. Airplane Maneuvers – Eights on Pylons
  68. Airplane Maneuvers – Emergency Approach and Landing
  69. Airplane Systems and Equipment Malfunction
  70. Airplane Emergency Equipment and Survival Gear
  71. Normal and Crosswind Approaches and Landings
  72. Airplane Forward Slip to Landing
  73. Airplane Landing Go-Around
  74. Short-Field Approach and Landing
  75. Soft-Field Approach and Landing
  76. Airplane Post-Flight Procedures