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Flight Instructor Flight Maneuvers


The Gleim Flight Instructor Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep book illustrates and provides step-by-step instructions for all flight maneuvers required for the Flight Instructor (CFI) certificate. This book also contains the Practical Test Standards and Oral Exam Guide.

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The Gleim Flight Instructor Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep book is designed to simplify and facilitate your flight training. Through discussions and detailed illustrations, this book teaches you each flight maneuver or other subject area task (such as preflight preparation) prior to your flight lesson. Thus, you will be thoroughly prepared to spend more quality time in the airplane. This book will make your flight training easier to understand and is a must for study prior to your FAA practical test.

Three books in one!

  1. Fully illustrated and detailed flight maneuvers based on the FAA test standards
  2. Official Practical Test Standards reprint
  3. Oral Exam Guide containing hundreds of possible questions your evaluator might ask during the practical test


  • Prepare for your oral exam by using the Oral Exam Guide, included as an Appendix
  • Logbook entries, certificate endorsement section, and blank lesson plan form are provided for reference
  • Learn from others’ mistakes by reviewing common errors and how to avoid them
  • Review completion requirements with an exact reprint of FAA Flight Instructor Practical Test Standards (PTS)

Table of Contents

Part I: — General Information

Study Unit 1: The Flight Instructor Certificate
Study Unit 2: Flight Instruction Techniques
Study Unit 3: Flight Instructor Related FARs
Study Unit 4: Your FAA Practical (Flight) Test
Study Unit 5: Special Emphasis Areas
Study Unit 6: Single-Pilot Resource Management (SRM)

Part II: — FAA Practical Test Standards and Flight Maneuvers: Discussed and Explained

Study Unit I: Fundamentals of Instructing
Study Unit II: Technical Subject Areas
Study Unit III: Preflight Preparation
Study Unit IV: Preflight Lesson on a Maneuver to Be Performed in Flight
Study Unit V: Preflight Procedures
Study Unit VI: Airport Operations
Study Unit VII: Takeoffs, Landings, and Go-Arounds
Study Unit VIII: Fundamentals of Flight
Study Unit IX: Performance Maneuvers
Study Unit X: Ground Reference Maneuvers
Study Unit XI: Slow Flight, Stalls, and Spins
Study Unit XII: Basic Instrument Maneuvers
Study Unit XIII: Emergency Operations
Study Unit XIV: Postflight Procedures

APPENDIX A: FAA Flight Instructor Practical Test Standards (Reprinted)
APPENDIX B: Oral Exam Guide

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Irvin N. Gleim, Garrett W. Gleim