FAA-H-8083-9, AVIATION INSTRUCTOR'S HANDBOOK (1999) [SUPERSEDING AC 60-14, AC 61-101 & AC 61-115]
FAA-H-8083-9, AVIATION INSTRUCTOR'S HANDBOOK (1999) [SUPERSEDING AC 60-14, AC 61-101 & AC 61-115].,The Aviation Instructor's Handbook is designed for ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors. It is developed by the Flight Standards Service, Airman Testing
Standards Branch in cooperation with aviation educators and industry. This handbook provides the
foundation for beginning instructors to understand and apply the fundamentals of instructing. This
handbook also provides aviation instructors with up-to-date information on learning and teaching,
and how to relate this information to the task of conveying aeronautical knowledge and skills to students. Experienced aviation instructors also may find the new and updated information useful for improving their effectiveness in training activities.
Chapters 1 through 5 concentrate on learning theory and the teaching process, emphasizing the
characteristics of human behavior and the importance of communication. Chapters 6 and 7 provide
valuable tools for critiquing and evaluating student performance and enhancing instructional presen-
tations with teaching aids and new training technologies. Chapter 8 defines instructor responsibilities
and emphasizes ways that instructors can develop and portray a professional image to their students. Chapter 9 contains useful information that can be applied when teaching in the aircraft, and
also provides comprehensive treatment for teaching aeronautical decision making (ADM) and judgment. Chapters 10 and 11 provide valuable information for planning instructional activity and continuing professional development. his handbook supersedes AC 60-14, Aviation Instructor’s Handbook, dated 1977; AC 61-101, Presolo
Written Test, dated 1989; and AC 61-115, Positive Exchange of Flight Controls, dated 1995.