Updated: Dec 12, 2022
This is the Master Copy of the FOI Workbook. It does not teach any topics in depth but provides tools for helping students to memorize important items needed to fly safely and to pass their FAA Written Test and Checkride Exams.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Below you will find all of the applicable PTS/ACS Subject Areas. Clicking any of the links in this table of contents will jump you to the appropriate section of this document.
HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
Definition of Human Behavior
The product of factors that cause people to act in predictable ways. The result of attempts to satisfy certain needs.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Theory X vs Theory Y People
Reactions to Stress
Basic Elements of Communication
Barriers to Effective Communication
Remember the acronym “COIL.”
THE LEARNING PROCESS
Principles of Learning Theory
Perceptions vs Insights
Perceptions = Anything sensed by one of the 5 human senses.
Insights = Grouping perceptions into meaningful wholes for understanding.
Stages to Acquiring Knowledge
The Laws of Learning
Remember the acronym “REEPIR.”
Stages to Acquiring a Skill
Types of Practice
Types of Errors
Slip = A slip occurs when a person plans to do one thing and then inadvertently does something else.
Mistake = A mistake is when a person plans to do the wrong thing and is successful.
Reasons for Forgetting
Remember the acronym “FIRR.”
THE TEACHING PROCESS
Organization of Material
Past to Present.
Simple to Complex.
Known to Unknown.
Most Frequently to Least Frequently Used.
Training Delivery Methods
ASSESSMENT AND CRITIQUE
Characteristics of Effective Assessments
Types of Critiques
INSTRUCTOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND PROFESSIONALISM
Flight Instructor Responsibilities
Helping students overcome physiological obstacles.
Ensuring student ability.
Evaluating student ability.
Preparing students for exams.
Ensuring student safety.
How to Minimize Frustrations
Use an organized syllabus.
Keep students informed.
Approach students as individuals.
Give credit where credit is due.
Admit errors you make.
TECHNIQUES OF FLIGHT INSTRUCTION
Student Obstacles During Learning
ADM AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Types of Risk
Total Risk = The sum of identified and unidentified risks.
Identified Risk = Risk that has been identified and determined.
Unidentified Risk = Risk that has not yet been identified.
Acceptable Risk = Risk that can be allowed to persist.
Unacceptable Risk = Risk that cannot be allowed to persist.
Residual Risk = Risk remaining after safety efforts have been fully employed.
Checklists and Models
The 5P Model
Plan - Plane - Pilot - Passengers - Programming.