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21st Century Flight Training

General Aviation Manual for Primary Flight Training in the New Millennium

Sean E. Lane Richard A. Skovgaard

472 pages
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc

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.

Author Bio

Sean Lane is an 8,000+ hour, ATP-rated, 14CFR Part 121 Captain flying the Airbus A320 for a major airline.

A Gold Seal CFI with CFII, MEI, and Advanced Instrument Ground Instructor ratings, he was a former Part 141 Check Instructor at FlightSafety Academy, where he conducted check rides of all ratings from Private Pilot through Commercial ASEL/AMEL and CFI, CFII, and MEI. He holds Airbus A320 and Canadair CL-65 type ratings.

Mr. Lane has spent considerable time training CFIs and has given over 1,300 hours dual flight instruction. He has a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics with a minor in Aviation Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an A.S. in Aircraft Maintenance Technologies.