This course is designed to train students to successfully complete the FAA Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Certificate. The course will contain both academic classroom and aircraft flight training required by FAA regulations.
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 Instrument. The requirements of this course come from FAA Advisory Circular AC 61-65E regulations. Completion of this course will prepare the student to take the FAA in-flight practical CFII check flight.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify the requirements for an FAA Certified Flight Instructor Instrument.
- Explain the responsibilities and key elements of advanced ground training.
- Discuss all maneuvers required for FAA CFII certification.
- Exhibit an in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of how a flight student learns.
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
The student must submit a 2–3 minute video introduction. The student may use a multi-media platform of choice to record his/her video. However, Kaltura is recommended. Specific elements stated within the Discussion prompt must be included. This will be a graded assignment. The student must also reply to at least 2 classmates' introductions. Each reply must contain at least 150 words, including a question or a relevant follow-up response to guide the discussion.
The Flight Affiliate Handbook provides essential information to the successful completion of the flight training program and requirements. This quiz will ask the student to acknowledge that he/she has read the FTA Handbook provided via the FTA Welcome Letter as well as any and all information provided on the Liberty University Flight Training Affiliate Program website. (MLO: A)
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student must complete 3 Discussions in this course. The student will post a thread of 400-500 words the assigned module for each Discussion. In addition, the student must then post 2 replies of 250 words. These are intended to be scholarly dialogues and for each thread, the student must support his/her assertions with proper scholarly support in APA format with sources listed as References at the end of the post. (MLO: C)
As the student progresses through Training Course Outline at their Flight Training Affiliate, it is very important that the student stays on pace to complete the course requirements before the end of the semester. To help the student stay fully aware of their own progress and to keep the professor informed, the student will digitally submit a Flight Course Log by 11:59 p.m. (ET) at the end of the assigned Module, regardless of how many training units were complete during the previous week. Each area of the Flight Course Log Form must be completed fully and accurately. This is the student’s opportunity to keep a journal of their flight training experience and it will serve as a means for the professor to understand how things are going in flight training. The student should describe any difficulties or challenges they are experiencing. This is a graded assignment but think of it more as a way to take good notes about progress and as a means of communicating directly with the professor. (MLO B, C)
As an Instrument Flight Instructor, you will be responsible for teaching some of the most challenging material in flight training. It is imperative that you can adequately communicate and instruct your students. At this point in your career, you have already earned the title of Flight Instructor, and you hold an Instrument Rating; now, you are required to integrate the material in a manageable manner for your students. These lesson plan assignments are designed to help you organize your thoughts and prepare for the ground lessons you will need to teach. These three lesson plans must follow the instructions provided in each module and be submitted in the provided template. (MLO: A, C, D)
The purpose of these quizzes is to prepare the student for instructing. Each quiz will cover material from the Flight Instructor: Fundamentals of Instructing Written Exam, not by the assigned Module readings. Questions can come from any aspect of the FOI Written Text. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain various multiple-choice questions. These quizzes may be taken up to 5 times with unlimited minutes. The highest score will be recorded. (MLO: B, D)
The purpose of this assignment is to prepare a Flight Lesson Plan and a visual and audio lesson presentation regarding a student created flight lesson plan to include applicable references from this course. As a Flight Instructor, the future of Aviation is in the student's hands. Providing a clear lesson is crucial for knowledge attainment and skill performance. The following are required elements of the Flight Lesson Plan Presentation Assignment:
- Flight Lesson Plan Template: The student is to use the provided “Lesson Plan Template” and create a thorough flight lesson that he/she would present to his/her student. The lesson must be over a flight topic that a flight instructor would need to teach a flight student.
- PowerPoint Presentation: The student will then create a PowerPoint presentation to “teach” the flight knowledge, concepts, and skills that he/she will use as he/she visually teaches the lesson to the flight student. The student must be sure to use images that will assist in relaying practical real-world skills.
- The student will prepare a video of him/her teaching the lesson he/she has prepared. The student's student can be sitting right beside him/her in the video as he/she teaches or the student can “pretend” his/her student is in the video.
Once the professor watches the lesson, they should fully understand and apply the knowledge and skills the student has taught. (MLO: A, B, C)
As the student progresses through their Flight Training Syllabus at their Flight Training Affiliate, it is very important that the student stays on pace to complete the “Percent of TCO” requirement before the end of the course. To help the student stay fully aware of their own progress and to keep the professor informed, the student will upload the “Percent of TCO Form” verifying “percent of TCO” progress halfway through the course and before the final module of the course. This form will provide crucial information exchanged between all stakeholders (professor, student, and flight instructor/ FTA).
In order to pass this class, the student must complete his/her Flight Instructor Instrument training at an approved Part 141 Flight Training Affiliate (FTA). Once complete, the student must submit both a Part 141 Graduation Certificate and either a copy of the FAA Flight Instructor Instrument Certificate (front and back), or Temporary FAA Flight Instructor Instrument Certificate if applicable. (MLO: A, B, C, D)