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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 to provide useful guidance for their students and themselves. Our notebook aims to enhance pilots' aeronautical knowledge by explaining various topics and referencing their sources to enable further learning.

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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


You are on an IFR flight plan and have been given a clearance that asks you to follow an aircraft to the airport that aircraft may in turn be following someone else, and so on. Name the procedure:




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: Airbus Beluga

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Bell AH-1 Cobra

System of the Day


Flight Control System: The flight controls are the devices and systems that govern the attitude of an aircraft and, as a result, the flight path followed by the aircraft



Aviator of the Day


Aviator of the Day

Wilbur Wright: Learn More!


Regulation of the Day


FAR 91.113: Right-of-way rules: Except water operations



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-985 Wasp Junior: The?Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior?is a series of nine-cylinder, air-cooled,?radial?aircraft engines?built by the?Pratt & Whitney?Aircraft Company from the 1930s to the 1950s



Event of the Day


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Mishap of the Day