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CFI Notebook


Aviation Information comes from a variety of sources which requires a lifetime of dedication to perfect.

The CFI, or Flight Instructor Notebook, is an instructor's guide to navigating the sea of resources in order to provide useful guidance for their students and themselves. Our notebook aims to enhance pilots aeronautical knowledge by not only explaining various topics, but referencing their source in order to enable further learning.

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CFI Lesson Plans


Preparation to teach a student requires time and effort which comes in the form of a lesson plan. Every CFI has their personal preferences but we can help you get started.

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Question of the Day


When making a RADAR DEPARTURE, what information should you provide departure control on your initial call?

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Advice of the Day


Online flight planning tools such as AirNav can help confirm your flight plan

Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


A-10 Thunderbolt II: Learn More!

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Bell AH-1 Cobra: Learn More!

Mishap of the Day


MIA78DLA01: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot in command's misjudgment of distance and speed and physical impairment from hyperventilation

Aviator of the Day


Aviator of the Day


Wilbur Wright: Learn More!

Regulation of the Day


FAR 91.180: Operations within airspace designated as Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum airspace

Maneuver of the Day


Soft Field Takeoffs: Soft field takeoffs are used to obtain maximum performance when departing from a soft or rough runway surface

Emergency of the Day


CHI96LA101: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: an inadequate annual inspection by maintenance personnel, a deteriorated muffler, and pilot incapacitation due to carbon monoxide

Powerplant of the Day


R-2180: Pratt & Whitney R-2180?was the designations for two closely related radial engines developed in the United States by?Pratt & Whitney

Event of the Day


CEN13IA563: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's improper weight and balance calculations, which resulted in the airplane exceeding its weight and center-of-gravity limits and led to a loss of pitch control during takeoff, and the operator's failure to obtain required weight information and to ensure that the flight was properly loaded

System of the Day


ANC13FA091: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's improper decision to load the airplane beyond its allowable takeoff weight and center of gravity limits, which resulted in a loss of control during the initial climb.