The Oral Exam
- What happens when the FAA issues an AD (Airworthiness Directive)? Mandatory mx action.
- How many pilot certificates? Rec, Sport, Priv, Comm, ATP.
- What is an STC (Supplemental Type Certificate)?
- What are eligible endorsements to become a Private Pilot?
- If I fail a practical exam for the 3rd time, I could just take it again.
- Renew a CFI how? 3 people through wings, 5 at 80%, add rating, seminar renew, reexam with examiner.
- AROWS - things needed on aircraft to fly. Registration is Federal and state.
- Engine, HP, landing gear, prop, fuel, burn rate, range, oil 10W-50, capacity, min oil?
- 3 theories of lift?
- Induced drag (little pressures all add up to..)
- Force on aircraft in a turn. Slip & Skid.
- Where do VFR endorsements? For me, having given it, retain for 3 years.
- What topics block others? Steep turns early, instrument early, Night before XC, Ground Speed part of all turns.
- FIA responsibilities? Service. Ethics.
- If student is exhibiting anxiety, what would I see?
- What weather students to let student go?
- Hire me to run a flight school, how do I setup the syllabus, what topics in various phases of training? Designing the teaching curriculum, where would you put each of these topics?
Phase II - VOR Navigation, Night dual XC
Phase II - Solo XC
Phase IV - Preparation for the flight test
3x5 card memory aids I used to prepare:
Acceptable to student
CFI PTS cross-references pending...
Characteristics of Professionalism
Defintion of Professionalism
Extended training and preparation
Code of ethics
Study and research
Service provided to others
Characteristics of an Effective Written Test
Characteristics of a Bad Written Test
Prefer multiple choice
Characteristics of an Effective Oral Question
1 correct answer
1 correct idea
Applies to subject being taught
Brief and concise
Challenges the student
Characteristics of a Bad Oral Question
Decision Making Process (Aeronautical Decision Making)
Steps in the Teaching Process
Demonstrated Performance Methods
Characteristics of an Effective Critique
Acceptable to the student
Good Human Relations; How to Minimize Student Frustration
Individuals - treat people as individuals
Credit - give credit
Constructive - be constructive when correcting
Error - admit instructor errors
Interference - outside instructor's control (psycho, enviro, physio)
Lack of Common Experience
Over use of Abstraction - generalities rather than specifics
Confusion - when a word is confused with what it's meant to represent
Guided Discussion Method (types of questions)
Overhead - to the whole group
Rhetorical - stimulates group and gives answer
Direct - to a specific person
Reverse - responding to a student question
Relay - pass back to another student
Briefing - facts without elaboration
Formal - to inform with little student interaction
Illustrated - speaker relies heavily on visual aids
Teaching Lecture - allows stud participation directed to desired outcome
Principles OR Laws of Learning
Theories of Learning
Combined - same two above
Domains of Learning
Cognitive - mental activity
Affective - values, attitudes, beliefs
Psychomotor - physical skills
Levels of Learning
Characteristics of Learning
Factors how people learn
Senses How People Learn (Perceptions)
Defense Mechanisms to Student Learning
Flight or Fantasy
(older version of FAA pub lists Resignation and Aggression in lieu of Displacement)
Retention of Learning
Theories of Forgetting
Principles Applied to Learning a Skill
Transfers of Learning
Factors that affect Perceptions
Cognitive and Aesthetic
(older FAA pub lists Egoistic instead of Esteem, and omits Cognitive and Aesthetic)