Flight Instructor Flight – AVIA 420

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course covers flight instructor methods and maneuvers in preparation for the FAA Certified Flight Instructor initial evaluation.


AVIA 327 and AVIA 220 and AVIA 225 and Flight training affiliate with a score of 5


The purpose of this course is to integrate all flight training through the commercial certificate into the practical FAA requirements to become a Certified Flight Instructor. The requirements of this course come from FAA Air Circular AC 61-65E regulations. Completion of this course will prepare the student to take the FAA in-flight practical check flight.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the roles and requirements for an FAA Certified Flight Instructor.
  2. Explain the responsibilities and key elements of advanced ground training.
  3. Discuss all maneuvers required for FAA CFI certification.
  4. Exhibit an in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of how a flight student learns.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Flight Student Information Quiz

This quiz consists of questions that were pulled from content within the FTA Student Handbook, and the student video presentations attached in the reading and study section of module 1. This is an open book and open video exam that consists of 20 questions (multiple choice, true/false, and short answer). This exam is required and will provide you with some very important information for your success.

The information is from your Liberty University School of Aeronautics Flight Training Affiliate Student Handbook: https://www.liberty.edu/media/1121/FTA_Student_Handbook_Rv_9.pdf (and) The following video presentation on flight student expectations: https://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=40358

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 100 words.

Reflection Paper

The student must write a 2–3 page Reflection Paper that focuses on teaching and developing student pilots into future pilots with professionalism, ethical values, and Christian character.

Progress Reports (7)

The student must account for the total number of ground, flight, and/or simulator activities completed at the Flight Training Affiliate. The student will receive full credit for answering the question regardless of the number of activities that were completed.

Certificate Submission

In order to pass this class, the student must complete Certified Flight Instructor training at a Flight Training Affiliate. Once this has been completed, the student must submit either a copy of the graduation certificate, license/certificate (front and back), or temporary certificate if applicable.

Quizzes (8)

There will be quizzes in each module/week. Quizzes will be open-book/open-notes, and contain multiple-choice and essay questions. The student will have 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete each quiz.