Skip to main content

Course Content

Photo of Students and Instructor

The list provided below describes the numerous presentations and workshops which are covered in depth during the classroom-based sessions of each Flight Instructor Refresher Course at Seneca.

Note: Topics, subjects and workshops are subject to change

Pre Flight & Post Flight Briefings

In this session, refine your skills as a Flight Instructor and calibrate your briefings in accordance with the Flight Instructor Guide in a scenario based workshop.

Teaching Situational Awareness

A student’s situational awareness is limited by their limited experience. You will be presented with other perspectives and scenarios that will allow you to enhance your teaching techniques in order to improve situational awareness in your students.

Assessing Performance Criteria Using the 4-Point Marking Scale

Calling all seasoned and new instructors to this presentation and workshop on how to use the 4-Point Marking Scale for evaluating Private and Commercial Pilot student performance.

This scenario based exercise will allow you to apply and calibrate your skills using this important assessment tool.

Teaching the LPV Approach

This presentation and simulator training session is a great insight into the use of this highly valuable instrument procedure. Whether you are a seasoned instrument rated pilot or thinking about undergoing an instrument rating training program, you can’t miss this!

Transportation Safety Board & Flight Instructors

By the end of this presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the TSB Act, Mandate & Role;
  2. Identify TSB Jurisdiction; TSB Investigative history; Office & staff composition;
  3. Understand TSB reporting procedure;
  4. Understand occurrence classification; TSB Investigation Process; and
  5. Identify the role of FTU's & instructors.

Flight Safety & Human Performance in Aviation

By the end of this presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Recall Human Performance Teaching basics;
  2. Recall developmental teaching principles for HP aspects;
  3. Recall HP & decision making integration into flight training
  4. Familiarized with a summary of several TSB accident reports where HP deficiencies may have played a role.

Instructor Supervision

Both small and large flight training units must all conduct adequate instructor supervision as outlined in the Canadian Air Regulations. Join one of Seneca’s Supervising Instructors for this workshop using real industry scenarios to solve supervision deficiencies.

Correcting Flight Test Weak Areas

Do you know what the most commonly failed items are on flight tests in Canada? Join one of our Pilot Examiners to explore this area to gain a better understanding. In this interactive workshop, course participants will strategize and brainstorm ideas and techniques to better serve our students in providing quality instruction, while focusing on improving the most failed exercises.

Aircraft Icing

This environmental hazard may affect us at one time or another. Presented by Seneca’s Meteorology Professor and Class I Flight Instructor; you will gain a better understanding of this subject and review the techniques used to manage the risk effectively and safely.

Flight Training Challenges

What chapter of the Flight Instructor Guide provides guidance on dealing with situation of having your student fail a flight test or written exam? How would you handle losing a student or colleague in an aircraft accident? How do you deal with your emotions when you make a serious mistake when instructing? These are questions that all of us may be faced with in our career as a Flight Instructor. This one of a kind presentation and group discussion is one of our most popular topics.

Cross-wind Landing Techniques – Simulator Sessions

Using our motion “Red Bird” cross-wind trainer, you will learn the benefits of using an FTD to teach this complex maneouver. In addition, you will also practice cross-wind landing in the FTD to refine your skills as pilot.

Redbird Crosswind Trainer

Engine Failure After Take-off – Simulator Sessions

This session is designed for you to understand the risks of turning back to the airport if an engine failure occurs shortly after take-off. You will also learn the benefits of using an FTD for exercises that are difficult to teach or simulate in the actual aircraft. This exercise will be conducted in the C172 G1000 Glass Cockpit FTD.

Cessna 172 glass cockpit simulator

Engine Failure in a Go Around - Simulator Sessions

In this session you will learn the benefits to using an FTD to teach multi-engine air exercises in a controlled environment. You will also practice the maneouver to refine your skills as an instructor in this area using our Beechcraft Baron FTD.

Teaching the 360º Forced Approach Procedure – Simulator Sessions

This session involves reviewing the 360º Forced Approach Procedure using our C172 FTD. In this session, you will have an opportunity to practice this maneouver and learn techniques on how to teach this lesson to your students.

Cessna C172 simulator

Teaching the LPV Approach – Simulator Sessions

In this session, you will interact with our G1000 Glass Cockpit FTD to learn how the LPV “ Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance Approach” works. You will also apply the techniques presented in the classroom to understand and teach the LPV approach.

Unusual Attitudes – Simulator Sessions

Learn the benefits of using an FTD to teach Multi-Crew Flight Operations with emphasis on how to recover from unusual attitudes in a transport category jet aircraft using out CRJ-200 FTD.

Cessna 172 glass cockpit simulator

Pre-Flight Inspection Presentation – Hangar Workshops

During this interactive presentation, you will have the opportunity to see and correct common errors made during pre-flight inspections, as well as ask a seasoned professional in the field any questions you may have regarding the topic.

Seneca aviation hangar

Aircraft Maintenance Presentation – Hangar Workshops

What are some key tips regarding landing gear pre-flight inspections that both instructors and students must be aware of? Discuss inspections from a maintenance perspective during this popular workshop hosted by an experienced AME.