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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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Question of the Day


The airport is below VFR minimums because of low clouds with tops at 2000. You want to depart and fly through the overcast so you can do VFR maneuvers (above 300) in a nearby practice area. What type of clearance would you request from ATC?




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


Learn more: Cessna 425 Corsair/Conquest I

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Bell UH-1 Huey

System of the Day


Electrical System: The primary function of an aircraft electrical system is to generate, regulate, and distribute electrical power throughout the aircraft



Aviator of the Day


Aviator of the Day

Wilbur Wright: Learn More!


Regulation of the Day


FAR 91.155: Basic VFR weather minimums



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


Engine Failure: The total loss of power requires immediate actions which depend upon speed (life) and altitude (life insurance)



Powerplant of the Day


R-1830 Twin Wasp: The?Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp?is an?American?aircraft engine widely used in the 1930s and 1940s



Event of the Day


Coming Soon

Mishap of the Day


ERA20CA139: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The airplane hydroplaning while landing on a wet runway, which degraded its braking capability and resulted in a runway overrun onto grass and mud and the nose landing gear collapsing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's improper decision to land the airplane until it was near the runway midpoint due to fog over the approach end of the runway.