The FAA has released new Practical Test Standards (PTS) for the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). Last updated in 2002, the new standards are effective February 22, 2008. Among the changes, new tasks have been added including awareness of Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), runway incursion avoidance procedures, carburetor fire hazards, course of action if selected touchdown point is going to be missed, accelerated stalls, and emergency descents.
Practical Test Standards are used by instructors, students, and examiners to prepare for, review, take, or issue the checkride. They list the knowledge and experience prerequisites, the levels of skill that must be demonstrated, and describe background study and reference materials.
ASA reprints the most current FAA Practical Test Standards in this series of handy cockpit-sized guides. Every PTS is written by the FAA and details the type and levels of skill and knowledge that must be demonstrated before an examiner can issue a certificate or rating to an applicant. Soft cover, 5” x 8-1/4”.