PowerPoint Presentations

This is a listing of the PowerPoint presentations that I have downloaded from the FAA, NASA, the NTSB, and various other sources.

In the Notes column I have indicated whether the presentation has an accompanying narrative (or at least some additional information) besides the text and graphics shown on the slides. You will find that presentations that have an accompanying narrative are much more useful than those that do not.

To make it a bit easier to find what you want, I've divided the presentations into those for Pilots, Instructors, Maintainers, and Other.








Aeronautical Decision Making - (Theoretical version)

FAA Aeronautical decision making, directly from AC 60-22. Yes 49

A Personal Matter - GA Fatal Accidents

FAA Extensive review of GA accidents, with lots of statistics (1930 - 2001) and pictures of recent accidents.  Unfortunately the lack of accompanying narrative limits the usefulness of this presentation. No 101
ADM 2007 Unknown Extensive info on two accidents, with analysis of ADM elements associated with the accidents.  Interesting.   No 99
ADM intro Steve Reisser ADM, physiology, etc.   Sort of an intro to the concepts for student pilots. No 51
ADM Notre Dame University of Notre Dame Created by pilots at Notre Dame Univ. Covers ADM, DECIDE, etc. usual descriptions.  Yes 26
ADM-CFI-WS-2004 Pan Am Flight Academy Hazardous Attitudes. DECIDE. Suggests a few ADM scenarios, but no detail.  Yes 15

Aeronautical Decision Making - (CRM oriented)

FAA Aeronautical decision making,  CRM orientation, somewhat broader content than the Dallas FSDO version. No 42
Aircraft-Upset-High Altitude Operations FAA Transport or biz jet oriented.  Lots of detail on how and why of jet upset at high altitude.  Yes 53

Airplane Flying Handbooks

FAA Gives an overview of the Airplane Flying Handbooks published by the FAA. Yes 31

Airport Signs & Markings Quiz + Answer Guide

FAA Discussion Leader's Guide for the Airport Signs & Markings lecture. Includes the test and answers. Really the Leader's Guide (PDF document) scanned into a powerpoint format. (FAA-P-8740-6) No 13
Applying Human Factors University of Central Missouri Emphasis on Aeronautical Decision Making.  Nice presentation.
No 29

Approach & Landing Accidents - Reduce The Risk

FAA Causes of A&L accidents, risk awareness No 19
Aviation weather hazards Embry-Riddle University Weather hazards.  Very detailed with lots of good info.   No 94

Avoiding the Landing Accident

FAA Extensive discussion of causes of accidents during landing, with suggested remedies. Yes 50
Basic Aerodynamics – Aircraft Stability Harry Whitehead Extensive discussion of the characteristics of an airplane in flight that causes it to return to a condition of equilibrium, or steady flight, after it is disturbed. No, but each slide has extensive text. 58
Basic Aerodynamics – The Atmosphere Harry Whitehead Extensive discussion of the atmosphere as it relates to aircraft aerodynamics. No, but each slide has extensive text. 129

Cold Weather Survival Techniques

FAA Discusses factors contributing to survival following a crash in a cold climate. No 29

Collision Avoidance

FAA Avoiding mid-air collisions among GA aircraft (including gliders). Yes 31

Communication Barriers: Pilots / Mechanics

FAA Communications problems between pilots and mechanics Yes- extensive 61

Crew Resource Management (CRM) (Short version)

FAA General presentation on CRM, including attitudes, communications, stress, etc. No 32

Crew Resource Management (CRM) (Long version)

FAA Crew resource management principles, accidents. Yes 79
CRM Personality and Attitudes Unknown Pilot personality, and hazardous attitudes. Yes 20
CRM Refresher2002 US Coast Guard Mainly CRM (crew) oriented.  Yes 51
Decision Making Unknown ADM & PAVE.  Usual content. No 43
Decision-making and Risk Management Soaring Safety Foundation Cursory overview of ADM and SRM.  No 18
Declaring an emergency FAA A few general comments on when and how to declare an emergency.  No 9
Ditching and water survival US Coast Guard Presentation from USCG on water survival - includes extensive guidance on preparing and executing ditching, and then surviving afterwards.   No 110

FAA-Industry Training Standards (FITS) Briefing

FAA FAA Industry Training Standards (FITS). Briefing covers major concepts & components of FITS. Status of various major FITS partners in implementing FITS. No 30

Five Steps to Better Pilot Decisions

FAA Discussion of pilot error, judgment, and various tools to improve decision making. No 47
Fuel Monitoring and Management FAA Discussion of fuel exhaustion as a major cause of accidents. Several fuel totalizing and monitoring devices available to help in management. Yes 11
Gliding Human Factors Dragonflight Aviation Covers a lot of human factors issues, in context of gliding.  No 54
Going Beyond the Preflight Inspection FAA The presentation uses photos and worksheets to “perform” a preflight inspection. After the “Preflight” there is a discussion of additional items not on the factory checklist. Yes 92
Ground School – Private Pilot Airplane Kathryn Maycock Everything from basic aerodynamics to ADM, weather, and flight planning. No 116
Hazardous Attitudes CAA New Zealand Lots of detail on attitudes. No 35

Helicopter Accident, Bluefield, WV

FAA Detailed analysis of the crash of an EMS helicopter in Bluefield, WV. No 16
Helo Human Factors FSI Risk management, ADM, hazardous attitudes, etc. Yes 57

How To Avoid A Gear-Up Landing

FAA Avoiding a gear-up landing - causes and cures. No 59
How to Survive a Ramp Check FAA Some inspectors were asked, “If you have 10 minutes to look at an airplane, what do you check? A list was developed from their answers that is discussed in this presentation. Yes 36
Human Performance Cranfield University Apparently the slides for a complete course on Human Performance issues in aviation.  Lots of information across multiple domains/topics.  Yes 148
IFR-Refresher FAA Tampa FAAST presentation No 62

Instrument Procedures Handbook

FAA Very brief overview of the Instrument Procedures Handbook (FAA-H-8261-1) No 4
Intro to SMS FAA Intro to Safety Management Systems.  Extensive coverage,   Yes 167
Judgement FAA Part 135 ADM, and safety management.     Yes 69
Limits of Expertise NASA Human error and aviation. Oriented toward air carriers, but general enough for GA. Extensive notes with each slide.  Very detailed.  Yes - extensive 33
Loss of Control – Transitioning to Complex Aircraft FAA Discusses the need to obtain adequate instruction re: how to operate this new Advanced Avionics Systems … when to use them, how these tools affect the pilot and the way the pilot flies, and as always a consideration of related Human Factors Yes 24
Loss of Control – Transitioning to multi-engine aircraft FAA Discusses issues that need to be addressed in transitioning to a multi-engine aircraft. Yes 34
Loss Of Control FAA Loss of control events during various phases of flight. Causes and remedies.  Yes 42

METAR/TAF (Long version)

FAA Very detailed explanation of METAR and TAF.  Lots of accompanying narrative notes. Yes 104

METAR/TAF (Short version)

FAA Detailed introduction to METAR and TAF Yes 59
Multi Tasking and Memory Failures NASA Multi-tasking, memory failure and human error. No 25

Multiengine Aerodynamics

FAA Fairly extensive presentation on aerodynamics of multiengine aircraft (i.e., light twins).  Unfortunately, the lack of accompanying narrative makes it of limited value. No 58

Operating At Non-Towered Airports

FAA The risks of operating at non-towered airports. No 43

Pilot Requirements (Review FAR Parts 61 & 91)

FAA Review of Part 61 and Part 91 requirements for pilots (certificates, medicals, recency, etc.) No 63
Plane Sense FAA This program has been developed by the FAA Safety Team to review the requirements that an aircraft operator must know to make an informed decision about the airworthiness of an aircraft. Yes 65

Review of Aviation Terms

FAA Formulas, terms, mnemonics, and trivia used in aviation. Yes 61

Runway Safety Briefing

FAA Runway safety - statistics & causes of runway incursions. No 24

Single-Pilot CRM

FAA Single pilot CRM. No 26
Situation Awareness University of West Florida Situational Awareness. General description. No 31
Situation Awareness B FSF Situational awareness.  Good detail. Yes 31

Spatial Disorientation

FAA Sensory systems involved in spatial disorientation.  Yes 28
Stall-Spin-Awareness-Avoidance FAA Discussion of how to reduce the Risk of Stall / Spins Related Accidents                   due to Improper Takeoffs, Landings and Loss of Aircraft Control. Yes 82
Stress Fatigue and Flying-FAFI Clinic FAA Effects of stress and fatigue on flying.  Yes 20

The successful Cross-Country – Part 1

FAA This lesson covers: Operating from a part-time towered airport. Understanding the airport diagram. Review of signs markings and lighting. Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) roles and useful publications. Understanding the Airport/Facility Directory (AFD) Yes 93

The successful Cross-Country – Part 2

FAA This lesson covers: Operating at a Non-Towered Airport. Using the Airport/Facility Directory (AFD ). Utilizing AFSS, ARTCC, ASOS and ATIS. Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) Yes 63

The successful Cross-Country – Part 3

FAA This lesson covers: Operating at a busy 24 hour towered commercial airport. Using the AFD. Understanding the airport diagram. Utilizing AFSS, ARTCC, ASOS and ATIS. Communicating with the tower Yes 79

The successful Cross-Country – Part 4

FAA This lesson covers: Anatomy of a close call. Conclusions. Yes 39

Tips On Winter Flying

FAA Very brief tips on winter flying issues. No 17
Top 10 Causes of General Aviation Accidents FAA Presents the top 10 causes of general aviation accidents, and gives an example of an accident associated with each cause.  Limited value because there are no accompanying notes. No 33
Weather considerations for pilots FAA Uses the PAVE checklist to help pilots establish suitable weather minimums. Yes 20
Weather and GA Accidents National Weather Service Presentation based on data taken from AOPA Nall Report.  No 24
Winter Operations FAA Slides list various items to consider during winter operations.  These include aircraft (battery, oil), the environment (ice, snow on runway), and the pilot. Since there are no notes, and not a lot of text on the slides, this may be of limited value. No 38








Accident/Incident Review

FAA Description of the Flight instructor special emphasis program; review of accidents from around Orlando circa 2004 No 42
ADM Lesson Plan Unknown Understanding and teaching ADM. For instructors.  Fair detail. Yes 25
Airworthiness Limitations – CFI Workshop FAA Discussion of how limitations are taught and how to motivate pilots to consider them seriously, not only in training but throughout their flying careers Yes 65
FAAST Module 1 FAA FAA Inspectors and FAAST Managers Training- Module 1. Topics covered in the first module:  scenario-based training (SBT), single-pilot resource management (SRM), and learner-centered grading (LCG). Yes 25
FAAST Module 2 FAA FAA Inspectors and FAAST Managers Training- Module 2.  This is an FAA presentation. It has annotated notes. This module covers the difference between maneuver-based and scenario-based training as well as the advantage of using SBT
Yes 31
FAAST Module 3 FAA FAA Inspectors and FAAST Managers Training - Module 3. This covers  single-pilot resource management including ADM, RM, AM, TM, SA, and CFIT avoidance.  It also includes the 5Ps (plan, plane, pilot, passengers, and programming) and how to use them to increase or regain SA Yes 31
FAAST Module 4 FAA FAA Inspectors and FAAST Managers Training - Module 4. This covers  how learner-centered grading promotes learning and how to use maneuver and SRM grading scales and appropriately grade pilot maneuvers and SRM performance Yes 29

Flight Instructor Professionalism

FAA Short discussion of characteristics of a professional flight instructor No 18
Flight Review FAA Presentation at Lakeland Sun 'n Fun, 2012. Yes 28
Go Around - CFI Workshop FAA Slides intended to accompany a workshop with instructors on the subject of planning and executing go-arounds. Yes 37

GPS - A short overview


FAA Brief overview of GPS No 25

GPS, What CFI's Need To Teach


FAA GPS - what flight instructors need to teach their students. No 25

How To Teach Flying, Part 1 of 2

FAA Methods and principles of flight instruction No 27

How To Teach Flying, Part 2 of 2

FAA Topics, tips, techniques and tricks for flight instruction No 63
Instructor Effectiveness – CFI Workshop FAA Discussion of the key elements that contribute to effective teaching. Includes Building blocks of flight, needs, stress, learning styles, etc. Yes 41
Instructor Professionalism – CFI Workshop FAA This is a guided discussion opening with an establishing quote and words from the NTSB Top Ten list regarding an erosion of professionalism. Yes 24
Instructor Professionalism FAA Discussion of training and FAA activities in Florida, along with a lot of statistics on accidents. However, last half of the presentation covers ADM and related topics, with fairly good accompanying notes. Yes 73
Maneuvering at low altitudes – spins – CFI Workshop FAA This is a guided discussion opening with a “typical” stall/spin accident that occurred during a flight review Yes 26

Pilot Examiner Handbook

FAA All about pilot examiners -- duties, responsibilities, regulations. Yes 55
Pilot Deviations Including Runway Incursions – CFI Workshop FAA Educate your students to recognize the potential for Pilot Deviations during all Areas of Operation. Emphasis on runway incursions. Yes 40
Risk Management CFIs Part-1 FAA Risk management for pilots and flight instructors.   Yes 54
Risk Management CFIs Part-2 FAA Risk Management for pilots and instructors.   Yes 23
Risk Management for Flight Instructors – CFI workshop FAA Presentation focuses on how to teach risk management. Yes 54
Safe landings FAA Intended for Instructors.  Discusses ways to improve the teaching of landings. Yes 31
Safety trends in General Aviation – CFI Workshop FAA Highlights major causes of accidents in general aviation as of October 2011. Yes 41
Special Use and Restricted Airspace – CFI Workshop FAA CFIs need to ensure that their students have a good understanding of the National Airspace and the importance of being able to identify Restricted/Special Use Airspace. Yes 37
Sport Pilot Flight Instruction – CFI Workshop FAA Presentation will familiarize Flight Instructors with Light Sport Aircraft and Light Sport Pilots Yes 50
Sport Pilot – CFI Workshop FAA This presentation will familiarize Flight Instructors with Light Sport Aircraft and Light Sport Pilots. Yes 46
SRM Instructors FAA Single Pilot Resource Management.  From a FITS Instructors Seminar. No 22
Take Offs and Landings – CFI Workshop FAA Discussion of technical issues (g-loads, bank angle, coordinated turns), along with ADM in contributing to takeoff and landing accidents. Yes 51
Takeoff and Initial Climb – CFI Workshop FAA Discussion of the importance of teaching students proper takeoff and climb procedures. Most dangerous flight segment. Yes 28

Teaching Aeronautical Decision Making

FAA Guidance for flight instructors in teaching aeronautical decision making to students.   Yes 38
Teaching stall awareness and recovery – CFI Workshop FAA Fatal accidents that come as a result of a stall are high on the list of “top ten fatal accident causes” Yes 15

The Flight Review

FAA Regulations regarding the flight review, issues to be addressed during and after the review. No 49
The flight review – CFI Workshop FAA Discussion of the Flight Review specified in 14 CFR 61.56. Review of the basic requirements, and recommendations for conducting an effective Flight Review. Yes 26








Aircraft Inspection & Repair

FAA Acceptable methods, techniques and practices for aircraft inspection and repair.  Objective is to familiarize IA and A&P with new Advisory Circular AC43.13-1B (circa 1998) No 44

Aircraft Inspections

FAA Maintenance technician and inspection authorization inspection task. No 83

Amateur Built Aircraft

FAA Guidance for FAA inspectors to use in the certification of amateur-built aircraft.  Probably very useful if you are building an aircraft. Yes 92

Certification & Operation Of Amateur Built Aircraft

FAA Information for individuals building their own aircraft. No 23

Basic Maintenance for General Aviation

FAA Aircraft maintenance and preventative maintenance information for pilots. Yes 57

Human Error In Maintenance

FAA Human error in maintenance. Types of human error, why people commit errors, how errors impact AMT, types of error prevention. Yes 38

Human Factors for Aviation Maintenance

FAA Examines the role of maintenance personnel in the chain of events that lead to an aviation occurrence. No 59

Maintaining Aging General Aviation Aircraft

FAA Maintenance issues for aging GA aircraft. Yes 38

GA Aircraft - Maintenance Records

FAA Records required for aircraft, forms used, FAA Part covering the forms, etc. No 51

Maintenance Requirement for Part 135 Operators

FAA Maintenance requirements for Part 135 air carriers. No 30









Human Factors and Cabin Crew

FAA Human factors issues for cabin crew.  No 18

Understanding and Addressing Risk Tolerance

Dave Fennell ExxonMobil

Presentation package on Risk Tolerance developed to communicate the results of an ExxonMobil Working Group and the ExxonMobil Human Factors Centre of Excellence based on the concepts of Risk Perception and Risk Tolerance. Excellent illustration of the application of these concepts outside aviation.  Yes 44

Understanding and Addressing Risk Tolerance (PDF)

Dave Fennell ExxonMobil Slightly different presentation on the same topic as above. Make special note of the 10 factors that influence risk perception. No 29
CDM Firefighting Plano Fire Department Application of aviation concepts (ADM, etc.) to firefighters.  Interesting change in point of view. Yes 51