This book is an essential companion to the FAA's flight training text, the
Airplane Flying Handbook. It contains
study questions and exercises designed to help a student better
learn and understand the material in the FAA text. With Dyer's Dan
Dyer's Flight Training Workbook for Private Pilots, a student pilot
Prepare yourself for training flights!
The Flight Training Workbook is a set of exercises and
study questions matched chapter by chapter to the FAA's Airplane
Flying Handbook. Student pilots and flight instructors use the
workbook in preparation for training flights to better prepare
students for the lessons to be learned in the air.
Flight training is expensive. Use your time in the air wisely!
Good preparation on the ground will enable you and your
instructor to make better use of the time you spend in the air.
Students using the Flight Training Workbook arrive at their
preflight briefing already exposed to the important concepts
from the training texts. Instructors can review the students'
understanding before the flight and allow the in-flight time to
be put to best use. The study questions and exercises in the
Flight Training Workbook allow students to mentally practice for
the flight and gain a better understanding of the maneuvers.
Better homework assignments make for better instruction!
Often, preparing for a flight lesson can be a challenge.
Reading chapters of the Airplane Flying Handbook can be good,
but sometimes boring. And a simple read through does not give
student pilots a chance to work with the ideas in their heads.
What is better? A workbook with simple, guiding study
questions and exercises reinforces important concepts and lets
the student work with the concepts to gain a deeper
understanding of the ideas. Instructors and students using the
Flight Training Workbook for homework assignments before flight
ensure that students are exposed to all of the right topics and
have a richer working knowledge of the material.
How should you use the Flight Training Workbook when
working with a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)?
The Flight Training Workbook is a great tool for CFIs to guide
students to better preflight preparation. Before each flight
lesson students should:
- Ask their instructor what section of the Flight Training
Workbook to work on.
- Read the FAA Airplane Flying Handbook chapter on that
- Work their way through the Flight Training Workbook
questions and exercises.
- Arrive at the flight lesson ready to be quizzed by the
About the Author
Dan Dyer is a flight instructor living and flying in the San
Francisco Bay Area, certified in both airplanes and helicopters.
After receiving his MBA and having a career in management consulting
and software marketing, he left the corporate to focus instead on
aviation. Throughout his many careers, he developed a reputation for
being a charismatic public speaker, and an effective educator. In
one way or another, he has been involved in classroom training and
one-on-one instruction for over 20 years.