A new edition of the Aviation Instructor’s Handbook (FAA-H-8083-9B) was presented to the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) Airman Certification Standards (ACS) working group for review and comment. While the FAA did not distribute the draft for public comment, members are invited to provide comment through ATEC for consideration by the working group. The draft is available here.
Members of the AMT sub-working group pointed out that while the publication is applicable to maintenance instructors (as stated in the lead-in paragraph), examples and illustrations in the text are all operations focused. Working group member and Florida State Florida State College at Jacksonville Program Manager David Dagenais believes “the AMT instructor community will embrace the handbook more readily if content focuses on the unique qualities of multi-student instruction in a classroom or shop environment.”
ATEC members are therefore invited to contribute sample examples, illustrations or other suggestions that would enhance the handbook’s value to the maintenance educator community.
Comments are due to ATEC by August 24.
Stay tuned for updates on everything ATEC members need to know as well as ways that you can help the council and the AMTS community.