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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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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

From which primary source should you obtain information regarding the weather expected to exist at your destination at your estimated time of arrival?

Advice of the Day

With EasyActivate and EasyClose, you have the ability to activate and close a flight plan through the Lockheed Martin Pilot Web Portal at:

Airplane of the Day

Aircraft of the Day

Learn more: A-10 Thunderbolt II

Helicopter of the Day

Helicopter of the Day

Learn more: Sikorski S-333

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 91.7: Civil aircraft airworthiness

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-1690 Hornet: The?Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet?was a widely used?aircraft engine. Developed by?Pratt & Whitney, 2,944 were produced from 1926 through 1942

Event of the Day

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Mishap of the Day

WPR20CA060: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's poor preflight planning, during which he failed to verify the proper procedure to activate the runway lights; his inability to locate the airport without lighting; and the airplane's subsequent low-fuel state as he circled looking for the airport, which necessitated a precautionary off-airport landing, during which the nose landing gear separated.