21st Century Flight Training, by Sean E. Lane

21st Century Flight Training

by Sean E. Lane

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A powerful new resource for flight instructors and their students, with insights into the challenges of training in the new millennium.

Effective flight training in this advanced technological age calls for improved teaching methods. Sean Lane’s 21st Century Flight Training discusses core concepts such as flight phases, task prioritization, proficiency segments for performance maneuvers, as well as visual situational awareness — all of which lead to improved training efficiency and intelligent aeronautical decision making.

The book introduces new training models such as Integrated Sensory Flying (ISF): a concept that answers a long-awaited call for a visual flight instruction program similar to that of Basic Attitude Instruments (BAI). The new training models and teaching methods provide tools to help resolve the inherent conflict between technically advanced aircraft and an increasingly complex flight environment, and general aviation accident trends.

21st Century Flight Training teaches all the primary flight training maneuvers from the perspective of an examiner with countless checkride insights, guiding readers from initial flight instructor lessons to conducting flight reviews on their own. Flight instructor candidates are led through the development of a complete set of lesson plans, learning how to teach maneuvers, navigate oral exams and practical tests, and on to operating as twenty-first century flight instructors.

  • Applying reasoning and problem solving to achieve intelligent ADM (aeronautical decision making)
  • Understanding the mental airplane at work
  • Human factors at work in GA
  • Integrated Sensory Flying (ISF) - a visual pilots' companion to BAI (basic attitude instrument) flying
  • Using visualization to triple flight lesson redundancy and achieve cost efficiencies
  • Ingredients of instructional knowledge explained
  • Reference Integrations - correlated technical references to increase depth of knowledge
  • Progress Points - to improve ground reference maneuver situational awareness, accuracy, and collision avoidance
  • Proficiency Segments - to eliminate wasted flight time and to improve performance maneuver learning efficiency
  • NTSB Aviation Investigation Manual guidelines converted to accident prevention
  • Links to over 300 free integrated training resources at www.21CFT.com electronic resource area


  • Introduction
  • Visual Situational Awareness
    • General Aviation Accident Trends Analysis
    • Impact Factors
    • Training in Visual Environments
    • Conclusion
  • The Mental Airplane
    • Memory and Learning
    • Memory and Learning Knowledge Applied to Flight Instructing
    • Human Factors
  • Integrated Sensory Flying
    • Integrated Sensory Flying Dfined
    • Integrated Sensory Flying
    • Aircraft Control by Integrated Sensory Flying
    • Applying Integrated Sensory Flying to Correction of Trainee Errors
  • Pre- and Postflight Lessons
    • Establishing the Need
    • Revisiting the Fundamentals - In Classrooms
    • Preflight Lesson Plans
    • Postflight Lessons
    • More About Pre- and Postflight Lessons
    • Practical Test Standards
  • Flight Phases and Respective Task Priorities
    • Standard Training Flights
    • Cross-Country Flights
  • Flying and Flight Maneuvers
    • Fundamentals of 21st Century Flight Training - In Flight
    • Deconstructing Ground Reference Maneuvers
    • Performance Maneuvers
    • Slow Flight and Stalls
    • Takeoffs, Landings, and Go-Arounds
    • Emergency Operations
    • Multi-Engine Operations
    • Technically Advanced Aircraft
    • Postflight Briefings
    • Practical Test Standards
  • 21st Century Flight Instructor
    • Managing Your Training Program
    • CFI Ground Lessons
    • CFI Flight Lessons
    • CFI Checkrides
    • After CFI Checkrides
    • FAA/Industry Training Standard - FITS
  • Appendix
    • FAR<->AIM Reference Integration
    • FAR<->Advisory Circular Reference Integration
    • FAA Advisory Circular Index
    • FAA Aviation Safety/Accident Prevention Program Publications Index
    • U.S. Governemt Aviation Related Publication Internet Resource Index
    • AOPA Air Safety Foundation Publications Index
    • Rating Requirements & Instructor Endorsements Quick Guide
  • Acroynms
  • Notes
  • Bibliography


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