This handbook supersedes FAA-H-8083-9A, Aviation Instructor’s Handbook, dated 2008.
Designed for ground instructors, ﬂight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors, the Aviation Instructor’s Handbook was developed by the Flight Standards Service, Airman Testing Standards Branch, in cooperation with aviation educators and industry to help beginning instructors understand and apply the fundamentals of instruction. This handbook provides aviation instructors with up-to-date information on learning and teaching, and how to relate this information to the task of teaching aeronautical knowledge and skills to students. Experienced aviation instructors will also ﬁnd the updated information useful for improving their effectiveness in training activities. While this handbook primarily uses the traditional term “student” to denote someone who is seeking certiﬁcation in aviation, the accepted term in educational psychology is “learners.”