Aviation Instructor’s Handbook

Designed for ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors, the Aviation Instructor’s Handbook
was developed by the Flight Standards Service, Airman Testing Standards Branch, in cooperation with aviation educators and
industry to help beginning instructors understand and apply the fundamentals of instruction. This handbook provides aviation
instructors with up-to-date information on learning and teaching, and how to relate this information to the task of teaching
aeronautical knowledge and skills to students. Experienced aviation instructors will also find the updated information useful
for improving their effectiveness in training activities. While this handbook primarily uses the traditional term “student” to
denote someone who is seeking certification in aviation, the accepted term in educational psychology is “learners.”

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