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New Book Provides Much Needed Lesson Planning Resources for Flight Instructors

Newcastle, WA —This new ASA book, the follow-up text and companion to Train Like you Fly, is the latest title written by Arlynn McMahon, 2009 National Flight Instructor of the Year and recipient of the 2009 NATA Excellence in Pilot Training Award.

Lesson Plans to Train Like You Fly presents lesson plans for flight instructors in the form of “maneuver briefings.” A superb resource for active instructors, this book is also helpful to CFI applicants preparing their own materials for their checkride. It is the ideal reference tool to complement any syllabus, with illustrations throughout so instructors know exactly what to draw and what to say to teach every flight maneuver covered in the Private and Commercial training programs. Common errors are discussed in the form of keys to success, and the Practical Test Standard minimum tolerances are included for reference. Each maneuver briefing concludes with a fill-in-the-blanks template to be used for the student’s airplane and location.

In addition to the lesson plans, the book includes templates, checklists, and student assignments to build proper flight preparation habits and help determine the student’s readiness to act as pilot-in-command. These tools are especially helpful to the flight instructor for use with major flight training milestones, such as first solo, solo cross-country, and the checkride.

Lesson Plans will help flight instructors become more effective, and their students will enjoy their flight training as they master their stick and rudder skills in the context of scenario-based training. Soft cover, 8-3/8" x 10-7/8", 192 pages, illustrations throughout.

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