The Flight Instructor Guide is an online resource to assist new C-category instructors. It provides briefings, whiteboard layouts, and diagrams.

These can also be downloaded, or you can buy a printed version of this guide by calling 0800 GET RULES (0800 438 785) or order online, www.vertia.co.nz(external link).

For rotary, see the Helicopter flight instructor manual.


Briefings

All the briefings have been revised in 2021.

Basic concepts

These first seven lessons are provided in this recommended order. Please refer to your CFI for the order your organisation uses.

Circuit training

The order for the following ten lessons will be dictated by the conditions on the day, the student’s ability to learn the new material, and their progress in mastering the skills.

All of the circuit lessons must be completed before the student can achieve their first milestone – first solo.

In order for the student to be sent solo in the training area they must have shown their competency in all of the manoeuvres, particularly the solo circuit consolidation training.

Please refer to your CFI for the order your organisation uses.

Advanced manoeuvres

The order of the next ten lessons will be dictated by conditions on the day. It's expected that the student be sent solo to practise these manoeuvres in the training area on a regular basis between dual lessons. Please refer to your CFI.

Instrument flying

These instrument lessons will be dictated by conditions on the day. It's expected that the student be sent solo to practise these manoeuvres in the training area on a regular basis between dual lessons, however they will need a safety pilot for any simulated instrument flight. Please refer to your CFI.


Downloads

The Flight Instructor Guide is being revised in 2021. All the briefings have now been revised as well as the diagrams download. The downloads for the whiteboard layouts and print version are still in progress. 

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