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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


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




Advice of the Day


Many publications can be downloaded onto a tablet and carried in flight however, it is recommended you carry a paper copy of all appropriate navigation charts.



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: Cessna Citation Longitude

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Bell AH-1 Cobra

System of the Day


Gyroscopic Systems: Flight without reference to a visible horizon can be safely accomplished by the use of gyroscopic instrument systems



Aviator of the Day


Aviator of the Day

Wilbur Wright: Learn More!


Regulation of the Day


FAR 91.173: ATC clearance and flight plan required



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-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


Coming Soon

Mishap 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