Lesson Plans


As a flight instructor, you have the rewarding, yet daunting, responsibility of training the pilots of tomorrow. Tasked with ensuring that your students are well trained and safe, you are on the front lines to improve the safety record of the industry. AOPA understands the many challenges and pressures you face as a member of the flight instructor community--which is why we want to provide you with as much help as possible.

Our free set of private pilot lesson plans is offered for you to use as you see fit. Even if you already have lesson plans that have served you well for years, these lesson plans highlight important topics that you can readily incorporate into your existing lessons. Many include "suggested homework assignments" that you can give to your students at the end of a lesson, ensuring that they will have an opportunity to review relevant material before your next session.

The lesson plans are presented in an attractive format that you can simply print out and use. Or if you'd like to make a good thing better, use our Complete Lesson Plan Library link. You will access a Microsoft Word document with the full text of all the lesson plans; download that and copy any sections you choose when you next update your existing plans--or customize the lessons to fit your instructional preferences.


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