The Complete CFI Binder (in PDF Format) is an industry-leading, fully unified, fully converged solution that practically eliminates the need for additional supplemental study resources (extra books) for CFI Ground School, the CFI Checkride, and while teaching your flight students.
The Complete CFI Binder was designed to be used as a full CFI Training Framework. You'll find robust knowledge on every subject area required by the FAA CFI Practical. You'' learn exactly what you need to know to be a safe and successful Flight Instructor. Easily use our product to teach in confined spaces, like inside the Cessna 172, without worrying about hundreds of pages and a giant binder. Instead, buy our product and install it on your iPad. Have access to all the knowledge you need right from your EFB.
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The Complete CFI Binder is NOT "just CFI Lesson Plans!" You can find those anywhere on the internet. Sometimes for free. If you're looking for FREE lesson plans. This product is NOT for you. Remember: You get what you pay for!
You will not find complicated jargon in our material, nor will you find useless verbose information. Our writing style embodies the principle of "simple to complex." We have intentionally designed The Complete CFI Binder to be fundamentally easy to understand. You don't need a P.H.D. in Aeronautics to understand or teach our material!
For decades the process of becoming a Flight Instructor has largely stayed the same. The "Primary CFI" assigns a "lesson" to be taught by the applicant. The applicant will then make an attempt to "build a lesson plan" for this subject area, then will try to make an attempt to teach the material. The FAA believes that by completing the FOI written exam, you suddently and instantly become a "teacher." This is obviously grossly incorrect.
The majority of CFI Applicants have no clue how to teach. Most applicants painstakingly "get through" the FOI portion of the CFI training program. Some barely pass. Most applicants use study aids to help rote memorize the answers to the FOI test.
How would you feel if your college professor got his teaching credits the same way you obtained your FOI? Yeah, we're thinking you probably would'nt have much confidence in this professor. You'd likely protest the education. We believe that a CFI Applicant has absolutely no business trying to build their own lesson plans (or training program).
Ever wonder WHY the Flight Instructor at your local FBO is suggesting or maybe demanding that you build your own CFI Lesson Plans? We've asked many CFIs this question. Most just regurgitate the same traditional answers below. All of which WE disagree!
Needless to say, this is just downright resistance to innovation. This type of thinking is ultimately the cause of longer-term deficiencies in areas where a better process could exist.
While we absolutely do advocate self-study and self-research. There is a point when this can be dangerous. That point is when a CFI has no idea what to study or where to start studying. This often leads a CFI Applicant down a dangerous path of studying either incorrect information or things that aren't required for the checking event. When a CFI Applicant doesn't know where to start. This causes confusion and can ultimately lead to negative training.
Remember Thorndike's Laws of Learning: the law of Primacy "is the state of being first, often creates a strong, almost unshakable impression and underlies the reason an instructor must teach correctly the first time and the student must learn correctly the first time."
We believe that a CFI Applicant should be learning the correct information from DAY ONE. Not by eventually learning the correct way, after building an incorrect lesson plan, which is then later refined by the Primary CFI administering the training for the certificate.
Our product has been refined so well that we have FAA-appointed DPEs that utilize our product as an outline for the CFI Checkride. This is simply an invalid objection with no basis.
The key here is the CFI Applicant's ability to teach the material. The purpose of the DPE is to "check" the applicant for the required knowledge and proficiency to meet the requirements of issuance for the CFI ticket. There would be no basis for an examiner to fault a CFI Applicant for becoming intimately familiar with the exact elements outlined in the FAA testing standards, by studying a professionally developed training manual, like ours.
This particular objection statement is extremely destructive to the aviation profession. This type of "indoctrination statement" is often said by instructors who resist innovation and better processes.
The Complete CFI Binder is a Digital Book created to be used on ANY Mobile Device or Computer. Take it with you in the cockpit, in the debrief room, and even on vacation. Say goodbye to all of those big books.
While you cannot edit or modify our copyrighted work. You can fully highlight any text, annotate anywhere you want, all without ever losing your thoughts. These options are saved directly to the PDF.
The Complete CFI Binder was not created like a regular book. We designed it to be continuously updated on-the-fly. We routinely publish updates and content enhancements so that you always have what you need to effectively study and teach!
Easily print the entire copy of The Complete CFI Binder (either at home or professionally) to use on the FAA Practical, with your students and/or with your Primary CFI. Study the material using the electronic version, then print it when you're ready for the Practical.
We do NOT use hard-DRM on any of our work. We designed this resource to HELP you. Therefore, we don't lock you into a specific program to consume our work. Download it and add it to any PDF reader of your choice, even add it to ForeFlight!
Free work is usually nor quality work. That's why we charge for updates. You'll get 6-months of free content updates after initial purchase. Then an optional semi-annual subscription exists to provide you with product updates, revisions, and future downloads. The subscription is optional and may be canceled at any time.