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FOI Workbook

Updated: Dec 12, 2022

WORKBOOK INTRODUCTION

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.


After studying this document, we suggest printing the Practice Copy of this Workbook at the link below:



WORKBOOK AUDIO READING

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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

Defense Mechanisms

Reactions to Stress

Basic Elements of Communication

  1. The Source.

  2. Symbols.

  3. The Receiver.

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

  1. Slip = A slip occurs when a person plans to do one thing and then inadvertently does something else.

  2. 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

  1. Past to Present.

  2. Simple to Complex.

  3. Known to Unknown.

  4. 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

  1. Helping students overcome physiological obstacles.

  2. Ensuring student ability.

  3. Professionalism.

  4. Evaluating student ability.

  5. Preparing students for exams.

  6. Professional development.

  7. Ensuring student safety.

How to Minimize Frustrations

  1. Use an organized syllabus.

  2. Motivate students.

  3. Keep students informed.

  4. Approach students as individuals.

  5. Give credit where credit is due.

  6. Criticize constructively.

  7. Be consistent.

  8. Admit errors you make.

 

TECHNIQUES OF FLIGHT INSTRUCTION


Student Obstacles During Learning

 

ADM AND RISK MANAGEMENT


Types of Risk

  1. Total Risk = The sum of identified and unidentified risks.

  2. Identified Risk = Risk that has been identified and determined.

  3. Unidentified Risk = Risk that has not yet been identified.

  4. Acceptable Risk = Risk that can be allowed to persist.

  5. Unacceptable Risk = Risk that cannot be allowed to persist.

  6. Residual Risk = Risk remaining after safety efforts have been fully employed.

Hazardous Attitudes

Checklists and Models

The 5P Model

Plan - Plane - Pilot - Passengers - Programming.

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