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The Flight Instructor's Manual

Sixth Edition   by William K. Kershner

An excellent instructor resource for information about the problems students and pilots encounter in flight training.

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The Flight Instructor’s Manual is an invaluable reference for flight instructor applicants and serves as an indispensable guide for both new and experienced instructors (CFIs). Organized so each chapter can be used as a stand-alone reference for a particular phase of instruction, allowing it to serve as a “how to teach” guide on topics including: fundamentals of flight instruction (FOI), presolo instruction, first solo to the private certifi cate, advanced VFR instruction, introduction to aerobatic instruction, and instrument instruction. The book also features a comprehensive spin syllabus, material on multi-engine airplanes, instructing international students, teaching ground school, and setting up tests.

With teaching tips on:

  • Fundamentals of Flight Instruction (FOI)
  • Presolo
  • First Solo to the Private Certificate
  • Complex Single-Engine Airplanes
  • Light Twins
  • Spins
  • Aerobatics
  • Instruments

With over six decades of experience as pilot-in-command in more than 100 types and models of airplanes, Bill Kershner was FAA/General Aviation Flight Instructor of the Year in 1992, and named Elder Statesman of Aviation in 1997. He was inducted into the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame in 1998. His son, William C. Kershner, was soloed by his father, and holds Flight Instructor and Airline Transport Pilot certificates. He has flown 22 types of airplanes in his over 15,000 hours of flight time, ranging from Cessna 150s to Boeing 777s.

Part Number ASAFMCFI6
ISBN 9781619546134

AuthorWilliam K. Kershner
EditionSixth Edition
Dimensions8.25” x 10.75”
Page Count544 pages
Illustrations460 figures, drawings, and charts (black and white)
Weight2.80 lbs

"Since I first began taking flying lessons, I have used William Kershner's wonderful Flight Manuals—from his Student Pilot's Flight Manual to his Flight Instructor's Manual." I love the way Mr. Kershner makes fun and interesting reading of sometimes-dry subjects. His books are easy and fun to read and filled with all of the best information! I continue to recommend his books to anyone learning to fly, and have bought quite of few of them over the years to give to aspiring pilots. I cannot think of any other books on aviation that I would recommend more highly than William Kershner's Flight Manuals."
—Patty Wagstaff, 2004 Inductee, National Aviation Hall of Fame