The Complete CFI Binder (C-172RG)

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$199.00 Today, then an annual subscription fee of $50.00 / year with 1 year of free product updates included.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Designed for the CFI Applicant, Current CFI, and Airline Pilots who provide flight instruction on the side. The Complete CFI Binder, Cessna 172-RG Edition, was designed for really anyone who want’s the most up-to-date flight instruction resource available on the market, today!

The Complete CFI Binder, Cessna 172-RG Edition, covers every testable subject in the FAA PTS. In addition to all the mandatory meat and potatoes, the text also contains many more Technical Subject Areas that are valuable to a newly certified instructor. This textbook was designed to make our customers more successful by arming them with as much information as they could ever imagine.

IT’S COMPREHENSIVE

The Complete CFI Binder Series is more than just Plain Old Lesson Plans! This textbook was designed to include the lesson plan, but also all of the lesson content! It’s all located directly within each and every single lesson. Say goodbye to all of those giant books you’d normally have to lug around. Instead. Use the e-Book version of The Complete CFI Binder! Take it with you in the cockpit, in the debrief room, and even on vacation (if you’re that kinda person).

We’ve written The Complete CFI Binder so that anyone can understand the material. You don’t need P.H.D. in Aeronautics. Yet, the content is incredibly comprehensive. You can easily pick up the textbook and begin teaching a student fundamental knowledge areas, without even knowing what you’re about to teach! The book is clear, concise, extremely detailed, and easy to read.

PERPETUAL PRODUCT UPDATES

The Complete CFI Binder Series was designed to be a dynamic product. A product that is perpetually updated us on an annual to semi-annual basis (sometimes more, as needed) to ensure that our customers always have the most current, up-to-date material to use on the FAA Practical, and to teach their students. The Perpetual Update Subscription is how we provide you with these updates. The subscription isn’t just for simple updates either. In addition to updates, we also routinely publish new content to our product during scheduled releases. We provide all customers a FREE one-year trial subscription with all orders. Get more information about the Perpetual Update Subscription, and the FREE Trial.

The Perpetual Update Subscription can be canceled at any time. Customers are only billed the $50 Annual Fee, if they do not cancel their subscription, after the free trial period expires. The $50 Annual Fee will be billed to each subscription customer, exactly one-year from the original date of purchase.

Description

CESSNA 172 RG EDITION

The Complete CFI Binder was designed for flight instructor applicants, current aviation instructors and even airline pilots who instruct on the side. This book contains the material for each and every testable subject area found in the FAA CFI PTS. Each lesson plan contained within this book is mandatory for the CFI Practical Examination. Immediately, you’ll notice that this is the best CFI Binder™ ever created. As it not only contains each lesson plan you’ll need for the practical, and to teach your students; but also is “all-encompassing.” This is advantageous, as all of the content that you’ll need in order to study, or teach, is found directly within this book!

The Complete CFI Binder was designed to arm our customers with an arsenal of “quality” lesson plans, which are loaded with the most comprehensive aeronautical knowledge, needed to not only pass the CFI Oral Exam, but to also successfully teach the material to your students.

The incredible benefit of having all needed content at your finger tips, built into this book, eliminates the need for additional resources, or the act of doing your own research to build your own lesson plans. This book is a godsend for the CFI Applicant during the study process! Furthermore, after obtaining your CFI, this book can and should be used to comprehensively educate your students! The Complete CFI Binder is a resource that has been meticulously, and comprehensively engineered to yield only the most successful aviation instructors. The material contained within this book will guarantee your future success, and provide you with a stress-free way to study essential CFI material in preparation for your Practical Examination.

Nearly 80% of all CFI Candidates never actually get their CFI Certificate, because they realize how much work is involved in obtaining the certificate, then quit. Don’t be a statistic! Much of the work that you would have been required to do yourself, has already been done for you, with The Complete CFI Binder! Because you were smart, and purchased a copy of The Complete CFI Binder, you’ll no longer need to dedicate thousands of hours building your own CFI Binder. Now, by studying this textbook, you’ll be greatly investing in your future success as an Aviation Instructor.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • You are ordering the Cessna 172 RG (Cutlass) Version of The Complete CFI Binder.
  • Printable, Loose-Leaf PDF Version of The Complete CFI Binder.
  • FREE iPad Version, as an added benefit of buying directly from PILOTNICK™!
  • FREE (1 Year) Perpetual Update Subscription (auto-renews at $50.00 per year, and must be cancelled by the customer).

RECOMMENDED USAGE

PRINTING

We recommend that customers wait until about a week or two prior to their check-ride, before printing a copy of The Complete CFI Binder. This is merely a recommendation, and customers can certainly print their purchase immediately, if so desired. But we do recommend waiting on the printing process, as updates to our product can be distributed at any time, and we’d like to see our customers have the most recent version of The Complete CFI Binder Series for the check-ride.

PRODUCT UPDATES

Protect your investment in aviation education by way of a Perpetual Update Subscription. The Complete CFI Binder was designed to be updated on an annual to semi-annual basis (at the discretion of our editing team, and based on the need for content revisions, and/or additions). You will receive a notification email when the product has been updated, which will contain instructions on updating your product. Your subscription will automatically renew each year. It can be canceled at any time by you, our customer. To view the historical revision data, and to check the current version. Please review the Changelog Page.

STUDYING

We recommend utilizing the complimentary iPad Version of The Complete CFI Binder for self-study. This iPad Version is interactive, and contains many features that the PDF Version does not have. Therefore, we recommend doing all study, and teaching operations, directly from your iPad via the complimentary interactive version that we provide you with your order.

Additional information

CESSNA 172 RG

This version of the book has been customized for a Cessna 172 RG Cutlass. Please be sure to purchase the correct version of the book, to match the version of the aircraft you're flying.

Delivery Method

This product is 100% downloadable and printable. Therefore, no book will be shipped to you. The book in the photo at the top of the page is merely an example of what the CFI Binder was designed to look like, after being printed out and inserted into a binder of your choice.

Annual Update Subscription

1 Year free trial for product updates via the Update Subscription. Can be canceled at any time.

NOTE: If you cancel your Annual Update Subscription, you will loose access to your download files, and will no longer be provided with product updates.

eBook ISBN:

978-0-9984654-1-8

Print ISBN:

978-0-9984654-0-1

Print Length

The Complete CFI Binder (C-172RG) is 680 pages in length, as of the most recent update.

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  1. Derek Dimock

    5 out of 5 The only CFI Binder you will ever need!

    Derek Dimock (verified owner)

    The Complete CFI Binder is an amazing tool for flight instructors. When they say “complete”, they mean it. It is thoroughly constructed, visually easy to follow, and organized to follow the PTS categories. I used it for my CFI checkride and found it so thorough it has become my sidekick for my first flight instructor job!

    Thanks PilotNick!

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  2. Steven Gutierrez

    5 out of 5 If you want to learn the material and pass the Check-ride look no further than PilotNick.

    Steven Gutierrez (verified owner)

    I was struggling keeping up with all the books, documents etc needed to create my Lesson plans, I decided to give PILOTNICK a try after hearing great things about them, and I’m glad I did. All the information, graphs, references etc are rich in the lesson plans. There’s no need to ‘reinvent the wheel’ here. All the material is ready for you to study, learn and most importantly to teach from. I was a little hesitant at first because the product is expensive, but I purchased it anyway. Once I began using it I saw that the product was well worth the cost, and I would buy it again in a heartbeat. Thanks, PILOTNICK for a great product!

    If you have an iPad these lesson plans are great as a teaching tool, as many of the lesson plans have videos you can show your students!

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  3. Dwayne VanMeerten

    5 out of 5 An Essential Tool Every CFI Should Have!

    Dwayne VanMeerten (verified owner)

    Yesterday was my CFI checkride. I printed out the entire binder and used it for the oral. The DPE never made any mention of it not being my own lesson plan collection. I have to tell you that it worked absolutely great. The oral was essentially a breeze. I didn’t even get to finish teaching most subject areas, as the DPE was quickly satisfied and moved on to the next lesson. I used the PilotNick CFI binder exclusively for my 6-hour oral examination. The PilotNick CFI binder is an essential item that every CFI needs to have in their toolbox, even if they are experienced CFIs. Thank you for a product well designed! I intend on purchasing the CFII and MEI binders as well.

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  4. Anthony Rizzuti

    5 out of 5 Much better than alternatives

    Anthony Rizzuti (verified owner)

    I looked at (and regretfully bought) some of the alternatives available to The Complete CFI Binder… However, The Complete CFI Binder was BY FAR THE BEST! The price is a bit steep, but the graphics are far superior and the lessons are far more complete than any of the alternatives (other competitors products) available.

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  5. Ronnie Aroety

    5 out of 5 Outstanding instructional product for a CFI

    Ronnie Aroety (verified owner)

    I was searching online for instructional aids that could help me deal with the massive amount of information that the CFI course required. I could find nothing that suited my needs… Until I came across The Complete CFI Binder. The investment in the product is worth it. Especially when you consider how much money you’ve invested in your flight training, and career.

    At first, I was hesitant to purchase because of the cost. But I ended up buying it. It was a great decision. Everything is clearly explained, well setup, and will make your life easier. It’ll help you survive the CFI Checkride! Great content, very colorful, and formatted very well. It will keep your your attention and make your training easier.

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  6. David Ketcham

    5 out of 5 Great Layout & High Quality Graphics

    David Ketcham (verified owner)

    I love the great high quality graphics and layout. This has saved me from tons of hours of work putting something together of this quality. Thanks!

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  7. Drake Ferruzzi

    5 out of 5 Made My Preparation Less Intimidating!

    Drake Ferruzzi (verified owner)

    I approached the CFI prep with doubt purely due to the amount of information one has to assemble to teach all of the required topics. This binder allows one to get a great foundation while still adding their own touch!

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  8. Alex Kelly

    5 out of 5 Great Product

    Alex Kelly (verified owner)

    I did a one month boot camp CFI, CFII program in January. I did my best to write my own lesson plans but ultimately purchased or was given several different plan packets from various companies and places. Most were too wordy, confusing or just plane black and white from a past era. A classmate turned me on to Pilotnick two weeks before my check ride. I didn’t want to spend anymore money but ended up buying the packet. Great decision: ended up using these plans for my check ride in spite of doing all my prep with other plans. They are that good that I felt comfortable substituting at the last minute and nailed the check ride. Great content, colors, videos, great format that keeps your attention and makes it easy.

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  9. Bradley Barker

    5 out of 5 Great Study Guide/Lesson Plan

    Bradley Barker (verified owner)

    I am using The Complete CFI Binder to prepare for my CFI Practical. The information that I need to study and prepare is presented in a very thorough, and concise way. Five Stars!

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  10. Denis Breslin

    5 out of 5 San Diego Christian College pilots use PilotNick CFI Binder to help pass the CFI checkride.

    Denis Breslin (verified owner)

    As the Director of Aviation for San Diego Christian college I found creating the CFI notebook a daunting task for our college-student CFI candidates. While studying for classes, working on CFI ratings, and all that aviation college students deal with in academia – creating the CFI notebook was incredibly time-consuming, and the sheer enormity of the project caused our pilots to put it off as long as possible, and in some cases, do a less-than-their-best job when they did. The PilotNick CFI Notebook is the most advanced and easy-to-use notebook in existence. While we don’t advocate using the commercial version for the CFI oral, we encourage our students to study the contents, then personalize their own notebooks in the likeness of the PilotNick Binder to use in front of the FAA. The binder catches all necessary topics, parses them into “chewable bites,” and makes common sense out of some difficult-to-describe maneuvers and the aerodynamics involved. Many of our students have purchased the CFI Binder and are now more confident that they will deliver a thorough briefing and not miss any important aspect. I have also personally found the CFI Binder to be helpful teaching concepts, regulations and maneuvers to our students. I have also used some of the other resources including the FOI Study Guide – to help encourage our CFI students that a simple, ordered, method is best for processing all the information. I’m looking forward to using the Kneeboard reference guide. PilotNick puts out a quality product and I can’t say enough about how helpful it has been!

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  11. Joseph Damico

    5 out of 5 Saved Me Countless Hours

    Joseph Damico (verified owner)

    I am a military helicopter pilot who has been out of fixed wing aviation for more than a decade. The biggest challenge for me getting back into fixed wing aviation and picking up my civilian flight qualifications was the time that it required. The Complete CFI Binder made becoming a Certified Flight Instructor possible while still on a tight schedule. It saved me countless hours putting my own lesson plans together and it also saved me time in that it focused my studying for the brief and the practical test. I was asked several questions during the brief that came right out of the binder and when I got them all correct we quickly moved on. I aced the brief and the check ride with a minimal investment in time. My instructor stated that he had never seen a product as thorough and complete as my Complete CFI Binder. I will definitely be purchasing the Complete CFII Binder!

    -Joe

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  12. Ashley Hall

    5 out of 5 Still helping me out!

    Ashley Hall (verified owner)

    I used this to refresh everything for my Checkride and I’m still using it for teaching today! It’s super helpful and I’d recommend it to anyone getting their CFI.

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  13. herbert.honaker

    5 out of 5 CFI Binder C172RG version is Outstanding!

    herbert.honaker (verified owner)

    I am really pleased the product and my CFI training is progressing extremely well. Nicholas has done a spectacular job in gathering the information and presenting it in a logical format. The binder has saved me many hours in prep work which has the key benefit of allowing me to focus on “how to teach” the lesson. I am absolutely certain I will continue to use this product well beyond the check ride. Thanks Nick for the dedication and effort! Herb

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  14. Jonathan Akre

    5 out of 5 Not just a series of lesson plans...

    Jonathan Akre (verified owner)

    The collection of information contained in “The Complete CFI Binder” is more than just outlines for “checking the block” on your CFI check-ride. The material does all that and goes 10 steps further. It has become my primary study tool, a go-to reference which is easy to navigate, and the interactive content is just icing on the cake. Another nice feature is the ability to imbed notes to yourself in the iBook (reminders, mnemonics, etc.) I expect to use this resource for years to come and will be buying the CFII and MEI versions.

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  15. Maya

    5 out of 5 Very Comprehensive Product That Boosted My Confidence Immensely

    Maya (verified owner)

    I purchased this CFI Binder prior to getting my first instructor rating (which was actually my MEI) and used it to study for the non-multi-engine specific areas of my test. Of course I used it for my check rides, too. It is very comprehensive and boosted my confidence immensely. My examiner challenged me on couple items, but I just sat patiently while he looked up the information and proved himself wrong. I knew I had the most current information and everything required to pass the test was in my magic binder. Since I began teaching I’ve referred to it and found it very intuitive. Thank you!

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  16. Mike Bills

    5 out of 5 A Product That Goes Above & Beyond FAA Requirements

    Mike Bills (verified owner)

    This is a great product that will not only assist me in getting my CFI but be useful in teaching in the future! This product goes a step above the FAA requirement to have a CFI Binder! As it comes equipped with all of the references and material needed for the oral exam, and to teach students, after passing the practical.

    The recent change to a subscription based plan for the product was a bit of a surprise, but after careful thought, I still couldn’t think of another product that would serve the same purpose, and be updated continuously for the money. M. Bills, Windsor, VA

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  17. Merrick

    5 out of 5 My Instructor Was So Impressed, He Now Recommends The Complete CFI Binder to Other CFI Candidates

    Merrick (verified owner)

    I am a CFI candidate in Palm Beach, Florida that was building my own CFI binder, for about 3 months when I decided to purchase Nicks complete CFI binder and was amazed at how well it was put together. My instructor had reservations about me purchasing my CFI binder on line but after giving him lessons on airspace, aerodynamics, and aircraft systems he was so impressed that he now recommends it to other CFI candidates. If there was one con on the C 172 RG binder it would be that it does not include anything on Anti-ice/deicing systems. I Know the C 172 RG does not have anti or deicing technology but a general lesson on it would be nice considering it’s included in the PTS. I had my own lesson plan on Anti-ice/deicing systems so it was not a big deal, just a suggestion but overall the product is excellent and I would recommend it to every CFI candidate.

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  18. Alex

    5 out of 5 This Product Saved Me Tons of Time

    Alex (verified owner)

    I was very satisfied it saved me tons of time. I just passed my practical first attempt, and my examiner said they were good. Also, getting my CFI helped me get a pilot slot in the USMC, I’m going to Navy pilot training! Thanks again.

    -Alex

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  19. Ron

    5 out of 5 The CFI Binder Worked So Well. I Am Going To Buy The CFII Version Next.

    Ron (verified owner)

    The CFI Binder worked very well. Personally, I used the paper version for self-study and utilize the iPad version to continually refresh my aeronautical knowledge. I’m in the process of purchasing a copy of the CFII Binder!

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  20. Austin

    5 out of 5 My Examiner Was Blown Away by How Prepared I Was!

    Austin (verified owner)

    I was impressed with how organized and detailed all of these lessons were. My examiner was blown away by how prepared I was. Not only did the CFI Binder help me pass my check ride, but I am confidant that it will an asset to use in the future while teaching my students. I plan to purchase the CFII Binder too, and I expect it to be just as detailed and well organized as The Complete CFI Binder.

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  21. Thomas

    5 out of 5 My Examiner Was Totally Blown Away With The Preparation & Presentation of The Complete CFI Binder!

    Thomas (verified owner)

    I let my CFI, CFII, and MEI license lapse several years ago. Getting my certificates re-validated was a daunting task as I had to gather a tremendous amout of information again from scratch. I printed the CFI Binder and supplemented it with the appropriate Advisory Circulars. The examiner was totally blown away with the preparation and presentation I had when he saw all the tasks and lesson plans neatly organized in two 3 inch binders. The oral was a breeze because I was able to reference material when needed fast and efficiently. The Complete CFI Binder saved me months of work! Very professionally done!!

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  22. Joshua

    5 out of 5 This Complete CFI Binder is 100 Times Better Than Anything I Could Have Made Myself!

    Joshua (verified owner)

    Excellent resource! I’m currently going through my cfi training, this binder is 100x better than anything that I would have made. Nick has done a great job on this, as everything is neatly laid out and all information is easy to find. I will additionally be purchasing the CFII binder soon.

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  23. Robert

    5 out of 5 Outstanding!! I HIGHLY Recommend The Complete CFI Binder.

    Robert (verified owner)

    Outstanding!! I HIGHLY recommend The Complete CFI Binder. I am a daily flyer with 4000ish hours of jet time. I have prepared several times over the years for the CFI ride. Did seemingly endless lesson plans just get to a point and say, “I don’t have time for this stuff” and shelved it. I have been flying paperless for around 5 years the ability to have all the lesson plans at my finger tips all the time was just my speed. The binder has everything that I could ask for and more. Save yourself a lot of time and energy get the binder study and go get your Cert.
    Robert Salerno Chino Hills, CA

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  24. Daniel

    5 out of 5 The Holy Grail of Lesson Plans!

    Daniel (verified owner)

    The Holy Grail of lesson plans! Every lesson is thoroughly explained. It’s the kind of binder that not only one should use to study for the practical exam, but also use during ones CFI career. The attention to detail and the continued support that Nick provides is superb. Don’t waste your time or money on any other CFI training aid. Just get the best from the start.

    I’m normally not one to leave reviews, but after my Designated Examiner expressed how pleased he was with the presentation of all the lessons plans, and my knowledge and confidence level of the material, I had no doubt that the Complete CFI Binder was a HUGE key to my success; and it’s not easy to impress examiners… Thank you Nick for your dedication. -Daniel Sanchez, Orlando Florida.

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  25. Kyle Jeffery

    5 out of 5 A Fantastic Resource! What a Tremendous Help!

    Kyle Jeffery (verified owner)

    My name is Kyle and I am a CFI at Henderson State University in Arkansas. I used your CFI binder to help aid me in my studies for my CFI certificate and it was a tremendous help. THANKS! You put together a fantastic source of information that I refer to on a daily basis when I am instructing and you should be proud of that!

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  26. Dean

    5 out of 5 The Best CFI Resource On The Market Today!

    Dean (verified owner)

    I HAVE NEVER WRITTEN A REVIEW ON ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE IN MY LIFE. THIS PRODUCT DEMANDS IT. As a five-thousand hour retired Navy F-14 instructor, I can say with absolute certainty that The Complete CFI Binder is far and away the best CFI resource on the market today. Don’t buy the excuse, “You’ll learn more if you take the time to build your own binder.” Truth is, you’ll learn more if you spend less time copying, cutting and pasting and more time studying this invaluable resource. Based on the PTS, Nick’s binder covers everything you need for a successful checkride and beyond. Well researched, meticulously organized and masterfully presented, Nick’s binder will be a document you reference for as long as you are a practicing CFI. I’d give it ten stars if I could!
    -A. D. Castillo, Virginia Beach, VA

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  27. Alex Marsh

    5 out of 5 The Ultimate Collection of Relevant Knowledge for Aviators that is Full & Complete!

    Alex Marsh (verified owner)

    Nick’s CFI Binder is truly the best set of material for CFI candidates and other pilots looking to gain an edge in the industry. Its simple layout encourages you to dive right in to the material and start learning. I found his work after spending several months of creating my own binder only to realize mine was constantly needing corrections and additions. Nick has done something very special that has never before been available on the internet; he has crafted the ultimate collection of relevant knowledge for aviators that is full and complete. My confidence has already risen substantially as I prepare for my CFI Practical exam. Coupled with his complementary lifetime updates and catered lesson plans of your liking grants you the paramount of practical knowledge. This binder is designed not only for you but your future students as well due to its easy to read style. I highly recommend investing in the one time payment and stop wasting time and money on an endless cycle of editing an out of date binder; Nick’s has it all! -Alex Marsh Oshkosh, WI

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