This guide has been prepared by the Transport Canada Aviation Group for the information and guidance of pilots preparing to apply for flight instructor ratings, and for use as a reference by qualified flight instructors.

Some of the material in this guide has been derived from discussions with individual flight instructors and members of Civil Flight Instructor Refresher Courses.

A brief explanation of the content of the various parts in this guide is as follows:

Part I — Learning and Learning Factors

The techniques to be used by instructors when conducting Ground School training, Pre-flight and Post-flight briefings, and the Air Exercises.

Part II — The Ground and Air Instruction Syllabus

This part outlines the purpose of each exercise, the essential background knowledge a student must possess before air instruction of the exercise commences, advice to instructors, and a step by step procedure for the instructor to follow when carrying out the air instruction.