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Onboarding Instructor and Mentor Resources

Onboarding Instructions for Instructor Pilots/Mentors/Check Pilots:

  1. Plan to meet with your onboarding pilot early in the onboarding process to establish a training plan.
    1. Create the training plan from the New Pilot Experience Survey (Section 1 Homework),
    2. You may use the training plan template below, the Training Plan Worksheet in CAPP 70-12 or a template of your own,
    3. Tailor the plan to fit the onboarding pilot's desires, skills and experiences,
    4. Get DOV approval for your plan, if required,
    5. Brief the plan to the onboarding pilot to ensure they understand the process, possible timeline, and what they are responsible to accomplish, 
    6. Use your plan as a guide throughout the onboarding process. 
  2. Monitor progress throughout the onboarding process, evaluate homework assignments, grades exams, complete endorsements in a timely manner.
  3. Plan a meeting with your onboarding pilot just prior to the first flight to ensure all required training, uploads and validations are complete (preflight checklist).
  4. Use available instructor materials identified below. 
  5. Plan to meet again prior to referring the onboarding pilot to a Check Pilot to make sure all documentation is complete (Check Ride Readiness Checklist). 
  6. Check Pilots: Complete and provide the Expectations Document to the onboarding pilot prior to the check ride. 


How to Onboard Pilots for Instructor and Check Pilots Video (Slides)

New Pilot Experience Survey

Instructor Training Plan Example 1

Instructor Training Plan Example 2

Instructor Training Plan Example 3

Instructor and Check Pilot Checklist

Instructor - CAPF 70-11

Instructor Syllabus - NXi/ESP

CAPF 70-5 Check Pilot Expectations

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