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CFI Practical Test Standards: Technical Subject Areas







Practical Test Standards: Flight Instructor

II. Technical Subject Areas
Task G: Navigation and Flight Planning


  1. Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3)
  2. Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25)

Objective: To determine that the applicant exhibits instructional knowledge of the elements of navigation and flight planning by describing:

  1. Terms used in navigation.
  2. Features of aeronautical charts.
  3. Importance of using the proper and current aeronautical charts.
  4. Method of plotting a course, selection of fuel stops and alternates, and appropriate actions in the event of unforeseen situations.
  5. Fundamentals of pilotage and dead reckoning. Fundamentals of radio navigation.
  6. Diversion to an alternate.
  7. Lost procedures.
  8. Computation of fuel consumption.
  9. Importance of preparing and properly using a flight log. Importance of a weather check and the use of good judgment in making a "go/no-go" decision.
  10. Purpose of and procedure used in filing a flight plan.

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Robert Wederquist   CP-ASEL - AGI - IGI
Commercial Pilot • Instrument Pilot
Advanced Ground Instructor • Instrument Ground Instructor

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