ASA Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans to Train Like You Fly presents lesson plans for flight instructors in the form of scenario-based maneuver briefings. A rich resource for active instructors, these lesson plans are also helpful to CFI applicants preparing their own materials. This book can be used as a companion book for flight instructors who are following the principles of scenario-based training taught in Arlynn McMahon’s first book, Train Like You Fly: A Flight Instructor’s Guide to Scenario-Based Training.
This book is designed to complement any syllabus and FAA testing standards (ACS/PTS) by explaining how to teach each maneuver, making the flight instructor’s favorite curriculum even more effective and enjoyable for clients. Each maneuver briefing features a series of drawings instructors can discuss with their clients or replicate in the classroom and an accompanying script to teach from, which includes a story or motivation on why and how the maneuver is applied in actual flight. Common errors are discussed in the form of keys to success, to positively inspire clients to become sound aviation citizens.
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 ahead of the major flight training milestones, such as first solo, solo cross-country, and the checkride.
"When the student understands meaning before tackling detail, they learn more quickly and more completely. Arlynn seamlessly combines the 'why' with the 'how' of learning maneuvers...[and] provides the instructor with more tools for their teaching bag-of-tricks." —From the Foreword, by Frank Ayers, Ed.D. Executive Vice President, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Flight instructor extraordinaire and flight school owner/ operator Arlynn McMahon has helped more than 1,000 students and CFIs fulfill their dreams of flight since 1984. She is a nationally recognized, professional aviation educator and leader in the field. Arlynn McMahon is also author of Train Like You Fly and The Flight Instructor's Survivial Guide.