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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


An abbreviated departure “… CLEARED AS FILED…” will always contain the name:




Advice of the Day


The most efficient, and safest way to pursue and complete your flight training is to dedicate regular time to your flight lessons and ground study



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: SR-71

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Sikorski S-333

System of the Day


Induction Systems: The induction system brings in air from the outside, mixes it with fuel, and delivers the fuel/air mixture to the cylinder where combustion occurs



Aviator of the Day


Aviator of the Day

Wilbur Wright: Learn More!


Regulation of the Day


FAR 91.127: Operating on or in the vicinity of an airport in Class E airspace



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


ERA14LA450: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's inadequate preflight planning, which resulted in a takeoff with the airplane's center of gravity aft of its limit and led the airplane to exceed its critical angle of attack and experience an aerodynamic stall during the initial climb.