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Aviation Instructor's Handbook (AIH) Audiobook

Updated: May 12, 2022

Below you will find podcast readings of the different chapters of the Aviation Instructor's Handbook. These can be great tools for studying on-the-go. Below each podcast you will also find a list of the general topics that are covered in that particular chapter. If you would like to search for a particular study topic, follow the instructions listed below:


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Chapters of the AIH (click to jump to a chapter):

 

CHAPTER 1 - RISK MANAGEMENT AND SINGLE-PILOT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

General Topics in this Chapter:

  • Defining Risk Management

  • Three P-Model for Pilots

  • Hazard List for Aviation Technicians

  • Pilot Self-Assessment

  • Situational Awareness

  • Single-Pilot Resource Management (SRM)

  • Aeronautical Decision-Making

  • Teaching Decision-Making Skills

  • Assessing SRM Skills


CHAPTER 2 - HUMAN BEHAVIOR

General Topics in this Chapter:

  • Definitions of Human Behavior

  • Motivation

  • Maintaining Motivation

  • Human Needs and Motivation

  • Human Nature and Motivation

  • Defense Mechanisms

  • Learner Emotional Reactions

  • AMTs and Flight Instructors as Learners

  • Teaching the Adult Learner


CHAPTER 3 - THE LEARNING PROCESS

General Topics in this Chapter:

  • Learning Theory

  • Perceptions

  • Insight

  • Acquiring Knowledge

  • Thorndike and the Laws of Learning

  • Domains of Learning

  • Characteristics of Learning

  • Learning Styles

  • Acquiring Skill Knowledge

  • Types of Practice

  • Evaluation Versus Critique

  • Putting it All Together

  • Scenario-Based Training (SBT)

  • Errors

  • Memory

  • Retention of Learning

  • Transfer of Learning


CHAPTER 4 - EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

General Topics in this Chapter:

  • Basic Elements of Communication

  • Barriers to Effective Communication

  • Developing Communication Skills


CHAPTER 5 - THE TEACHING PROCESS

General Topics in this Chapter:

  • What is Teaching?

  • Instructor's Code of Ethics

  • Course of Training

  • Preparation of a Lesson

  • Presentation of a Lesson

  • Organization of Material

  • Training Delivery Methods

  • Problem-Based Learning

  • Electronic Learning (E-Learning)

  • Cooperative or Group Learning Method

  • Demonstration-Performance Method

  • Drill and Practice Method

  • Application of the Lesson

  • Assessment of the Lesson

  • Instructional Aids and Training Technologies

  • Test Preparation Material

  • Future Developments


CHAPTER 6 - ASSESSMENT

General Topics in this Chapter:

  • Assessment Terminology

  • Purpose of Assessment

  • General Characteristics to Effective Assessment

  • Traditional Assessment

  • Authentic Assessment

  • Choosing an Effective Assessment Method

  • Critiques and Oral Assessments

  • Scenario-Based Training


CHAPTER 7 - PLANNING INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITY

General Topics in this Chapter;

  • Course of Training

  • Blocks of Learning

  • Training Syllabus

  • Lesson Plans

  • Scenario-Based Training (SBT)

  • Single-Pilot Resource Management


CHAPTER 8 - AVIATION INSTRUCTOR RESPONSIBLITIES AND PROFESSIONALISM

General Topics in this Chapter:

  • Aviation Instructor Responsibilities

  • Flight Instructor Responsibilities

  • Aviator's Model Code of Conduct

  • Safety Practices and Accident Prevention

  • Flight Instructor Qualifications

  • Professionalism

  • Evaluation of Learner Ability

  • Professional Development


CHAPTER 9 - TECHNIQUES OF FLIGHT INSTRUCTION

General Topics in this Chapter:

  • Practical Flight Instructor Strategies

  • Integrating Instruction Techniques

  • Demonstration-Performance Training Delivery Method

  • Positive Exchange of Flight Controls

  • Sterile Flight Deck Rule

  • Use of Distractions

  • Integrated Flight Instruction

  • Assessment of Piloting Ability


CHAPTER 10 - TEACHING PRACTICAL RISK MANAGEMENT DURING FLIGHT INSTRUCTION

General Topics in this Chapter:

  • Poor Risk Management and Accident Causality

  • Risk Management Teaching Techniques by Phase of Instruction

  • Managing Risk during Flight Instruction

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