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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 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

Forecasted ceilings in the Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) is shown in _____.

Advice of the Day

Trim for airspeed, not altitude

Airplane of the Day

Aircraft of the Day

Learn more: Airbus A380

Helicopter of the Day

Helicopter of the Day

Learn more: Bell AH-1 Cobra

System of the Day

Ignition Systems: The ignition system provides the spark to ignite the mixture in the cylinders

Aviator of the Day

Aviator of the Day

Wilbur Wright: Learn More!

Regulation of the Day

FAR 91.5: Pilot in command of aircraft requiring more than one required pilot

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-1340 Wasp: The?Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp?is an?aircraft engine?of the?reciprocating?type that was widely used in?American?aircraft?from the 1920s onward

Event of the Day

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Mishap of the Day