AVSC 2160 COURSE PREVIEW
Designed for advanced pilots preparing for the Flight Instructor rating. Trains students to discuss and teach while precisely performing maneuvers and maintaining proper operational control. Emphasizes the identification of common student errors and proper correction. Prepares students for the required FAA Flight Instructor Airplane Practical Test.
ObjectivesUnderstand instructional theory as it relates to the flight environment by demonstrating the ability to recognize instructional principles applied to in-flight scenarios, and identify their influence on developing pilot knowledge and skill.
- Review the learning process and apply learning principles to the flight training environment.
- Apply the proper teaching methods to flight training scenarios.
- Understand how to manage the in-flight learning environment.
- Understand how to incorporate realistic scenarios into flight training.
- Understand how to conduct practical evaluations and their role in determining student proficiency and preparedness for continued learning and assuming pilot privileges.
- Understand the essential role of performance critiques and how to give constructive feedback.
- Become familiar with the purpose and organization of a preflight lesson.
- Understand how objectives and standards apply to the preflight lesson.
- Explain why the area of operation is essential to good piloting.
- Describe the abilities a student should exhibit as a result of training on the area of operation.
- Describe in influence the area of operation has on developing specific piloting skills.
- Give an overview of how the maneuver is to be performed.
- Identify what theory must be understood as a background in order to successfully perform this maneuver.
- Create a very simple listing of the procedural elements of the maneuver in their proper order of execution.
- List the Practical Test Standard requirements for the maneuver.
- Describe the influence teaching each specific maneuver will have on essential piloting skills.
- Describe the specific abilities a student should exhibit as a result of learning this maneuver.
Identify the potential pitfalls and common errors related to each PTS maneuver or procedure, and how an instructor would recognize those errors in flight;
- Identify the potential pitfalls or most common errors related to the maneuver or procedure.
- Describe some possible causes of each common error.
- Describe how an instructor would recognize each error and its cause while observing student flight performance.
- List several hints students should know to successfully perform the maneuver or procedure.
- Observe an example of student performance of each area of operation from a cockpit perspective.
- Evaluate the performance in relation to Practical Test Standards.
- Give organized and constructive feedback on the student’s performance.
- Recommend effective training steps for the correction of student errors.
- Understand the importance of a student’s demonstrated consistency in flight performance.
- Explain how proficiency and competence in piloting relates to assuming the responsibilities of a Pilot in Command.
- Describe what “mastery of the aircraft” and “single-pilot competence” means in terms of student performance and the ability to act as Pilot in Command.
- Describe actions a competent pilot takes when they make an error.
- List several areas of demonstrated pilot performance that would most significantly affect flight safety.
- Using an example for each area of operation, describe what good or poor judgment would look like when preparing a student for a practical test.
- Explain steps an instructor can take to develop good judgment and proper decision making in a student pilot.
- Document for yourself two experiences you had in your own training that led you to believe you were not ready for the burden of the responsibilities of Pilot in Command.
- Explain how your instructional standards will contribute to the overall safety of the aviation industry.