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PTS CFI CFII (2) (2)

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FAA-S-8081-6D 12 2. Competent to teach the subject matter, procedures, and maneuvers included in the standards to students with varying backgrounds and levels of experience and ability; 3. Able to perform the procedures and maneuvers included in the standards to at least the Commercial Pilot skill level while giving effective flight instruction; and 4. Competent to pass the required practical test for the issuance of the flight instructor certificate with the associated category and class ratings or the addition of a category and/or class rating to a flight instructor certificate. Throughout the applicant's training, the flight instructor is responsible for emphasizing the performance of, and the ability to teach, effective visual scanning, runway incursion avoidance, collision avoidance procedures, and Land and Hold Short Operations (LAHSO). The flight instructor applicant should develop and use scenario-based teaching methods particularly on special emphasis areas. These areas are covered in AC 90-48, "Pilot's Role in Collision Avoidance"; FAA-H-8083-3, "Airplane Flying Handbook"; FAA-H-8083-25, "Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge"; and the current Aeronautical Information Manual. Examiner Responsibility The examiner conducting the practical test is responsible for determining that the applicant meets acceptable standards of teaching ability, knowledge, and skill in the selected Tasks. The examiner makes this determination by accomplishing an Objective that is appropriate to each selected Task, and includes an evaluation of the applicant's: 1. Ability to apply the fundamentals of instructing; 2. Knowledge of, and ability to teach, the subject matter, procedures, and maneuvers covered in the Tasks; 3. Ability to perform the procedures and maneuvers included in the standards to the Commercial Pilot skill level while giving effective flight instruction; and 4. Ability to analyze and correct common errors related to the procedures and maneuvers covered in the Tasks. It is intended that oral questioning be used at any time during the ground or flight portion of the practical test to determine that the applicant can instruct effectively and has a comprehensive knowledge of the Tasks and their related safety factors. During the flight portion of the practical test, the examiner acts as a student during selected maneuvers. This gives the examiner an opportunity to evaluate the flight instructor applicant's ability to analyze and correct simulated common errors related to these maneuvers. The examiner must place special emphasis on the

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