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Earning a flight instructor certificate (CFI) is challenging and involves an immense amount of training, studying, preparation, and dedication. The national pass rate for first-time flight instructor applicants hovers around 20%—preparing for this checkride is no small feat.

This Practical Guide to the CFI Checkride clarifies in "plain language" exactly what flight instructor applicants must know and demonstrate during the oral portion of the FAA Practical Exam, eliminating eliminating any surprise about examiner expectations. Incorporated with the specific task elements from the appropriate Practical Test Standards/Airman Certification Standards, the concise information fills the gap between textbook learning and practical application, resulting in better-prepared applicants.

Even the most dedicated flight instructor applicant can become overwhelmed with the sheer volume of information that must be mastered. This book will help you prioritize this information, consolidating thousands of pages of guidance guidance materials into language you can understand, remember, and quickly reference. Also, it includes the CFI Practical Test Standards (Airplane, Single-Engine) as an Appendix, and space is provided for you to take notes&emdash;this book is the ultimate study guide for the checkride and the perfect companion to the Flight Instructor Oral Exam Guide. This book is the ultimate study guide for the checkride and the perfect companion to the Flight Instructor Oral Exam Guide.


  • Author: Gregg Brightwell
  • ISBN: 978-1-61954-707-0
  • Edition: Second Edition, 2018
  • Dimensions: 8.25" x 10.75"
  • Page Count: 192 pages
  • Includes: CFI Practical Test Standards (Airplane, Single-Engine) as an Appendix
  • Weight 1.05 lbs
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Useful in some aspects but many things are out of date. The version says it has been reprinted 2018-2022 but Id estimate you are looking at 2015-2017 information. Its problematic since this is for one of the most difficult check rides. Would be worthwhile if they made some effort to update the information. Would not recommend.

Lou V
June 11, 2021


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