Change History

The Complete CFI Binder, Piper Arrow III Edition

The data presented in the timeline below are manually added to the page after a new release has been published. After a new release is published, we list the most important areas where we have "enhanced" the content of the book. The most important changes are listed below for tracking purposes.

  • September 12, 2019

    Release 3.0

    General Updates: This update of The Complete CFI Binder is a major revision. We have completely re-written the entire book and have changed the page numbering scheme to allow for easier content additions in the future without disrupting the current page numbering in the binder.

    • We have added a Master Table of Contents a the beginning of the CFI Binder which will allow for global navigation. This Master TOC is hyperlinked and can be used to directly jump to any section within the binder. We’ve also created a hyperlinked lesson plan for each chapter which is clickable for easy navigation directly within each lesson plan.
    • All broken hyperlinks have been fixed. All multimedia within the binder that was previously broken has been fixed.
    • Each chapter has been completely written and reformatted and all errors reported by our customers have been fixed. Many of these errors were typographical with some factual. We hope this update provides our customers with a better user experience.
    • The binder reflects our new branding for Divergent Aerospace with text and color formatting.
    • This version is compatible with both the FAA PTS and FAA ACS.
    • This update is a product of our new publishing software which has taken us over 1 year to perfect and release.
    • Because of the magnitude of this release. We have chosen not to document each specific area that we have updated, as every single chapter and section with the binder itself has been completely re-written and modified from its previous version 2.1.0.
    • Master Table of Contents (TOC): Corrected a typographical error in the chapter title. The title was previously “Runaway” instead of “Runway.” This has been corrected in this chapter and in the book master table of contents.
    • Aeromedical Factors; Chapter 3, Section 9: Corrected an issue with figure 3.9.3 showing with overlapping text.
    • Runway Incursion Avoidance; Chapter 4: Corrected a typographical error in the chapter title. The title was previously “Runaway” instead of “Runway.” This has been corrected in this chapter and in the book master table of contents.
    • The most significant user improvements have been listed above.
  • August 13, 2017

    Release 2.1.0

    General Updates: Minor text changes, and content revisions. Modified formatting to be cleaner and easier to read.

    • Logbook Endorsements; Chapter 15, Section 2: Section two is a new section titled: “Protecting Your CFI Certificate.” This section was added to educate a new instructor on CFI Liability Insurance, AOPA Legal Services, and using affidavits to certify student training. We’re providing access to documents developed by Divergent Aerospace for Bi-Annual Flight Reviews, Initial Solo Privileges, and Solo Cross-Country Privileges.
    • Logbook Endorsements; Chapter 15, Section 3: We’ve added guidance on the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) which pertains to teaching international students without a U.S. Passport.
    • Logbook Endorsements; Chapter 15, Section 4, 5, 6: Corrected outdated endorsement references which were being used from the old canceled AC-61-65E, and replaced with corrected endorsements from AC-61-65F.
    • Logbook Endorsements; Chapter 15, Section 5: Corrected text at the end of that chapter which stated that the AIM 3-2-3 (b)(2) reference listed “Class B Airspace prohibited to student pilot operations.” This statement was incorrect. The simple act of a student pilot operating within the airspace listed in AIM 3-2-3(b)(2) isn’t prohibited. Specifically what is prohibited, is landing at the primary airport in which the bravo airspace serves, without a minimum certificate level of Private Pilot. Therefore, the prohibited act is landing at one of the listed, without a minimum certificate level of Private Pilot.
    • Pre-Flight Procedures; Chapter 21, Section 2: Corrected the PAVE checklist to reflect the correct IMSAFE acronym. We previously had “Eating” listed. This has been replaced with the correct term “Emotion.”
  • July 8, 2017

    Release 2.0.5

    General Updates: Minor text changes, and content revisions. The formatting and text of the textbook have been modified to promote a better user experience.

    • Fundamentals of Instruction; Chapter 3, All Sections: Updated formatting and image placement for a better user experience. Lesson Plan updates.
    • Aeromedical Factors; Chapter 3, Section 2: Added more detailed information on how to obtain an FAA Medical Certificate, and locate an AME. Added information on the all-new third-class medical reform (FAA BasicMed).
    • Aeromedical Factors; Chapter 3, Section 3: Corrected the broken link on obtaining a student pilot certificate using IACRA.
    • Aeromedical Factors; Chapter 3, Section 4: Added additional content on Hypoxia to provide a more in-depth informative approach to understanding what each type of Hypoxia does. Added a more thorough explanation of Time of Useful Consciousness.
    • Aeromedical Factors; Chapter 3, Section 5: Added a more thorough explanation of Hyperventilation.
    • Aeromedical Factors; Chapter 3, Section 6: This is a new section titled "Sensory Systems of the Body."
    • Runway Incursion Avoidance; Chapter 4, Section 3: Added information on Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (SMGCS) for low visibility taxi. Modified content for better readability.
    • Principles of Flight; Chapter 6, Section 2: Added video by Shell Oil which aids in teaching how transonic flight occurs.
    • Principles of Flight; Chapter 6, Section 4: Added information on how swept-back wing works.
    • Principles of Flight; Chapter 6, Section 6: This is a new section titled "High Altitude Aerodynamic Stalls." Discusses Coffin Corner, Mach, Mach Tuck, High-Speed Buffet, Low-Speed Buffet, MCRIT.
    • Principles of Flight; Chapter 6, Section 10: Added additional information on lateral stability and dihedral. We realize that we had accidentally labeled the tendency of the types of turns incorrectly. In some cases, yawing and rolling were improperly placed. This update affects the lesson plan for this chapter for The Complete CFI Binder, Cessna 172RG Edition.
    • Navigation and Flight Planning; Chapter 9, Section 8: Added updated information on lost procedures. Corrected some typos.
    • Night Operations; Chapter 10, Section 4: Updated graphics and corrected some typos.
    • High Altitude Operations; Chapter 11, Section 4: How Cabin Pressurization Works has been re-written to be clearer and easier to understand.
    • High Altitude Operations; Chapter 11, Section 6: The Rapid Depressurization section has been re-written to allow for an easier understanding.
    • National Airspace System; Chapter 13, All Sections: Graphics updates, and content enhancements throughout the entire chapter in all sections. Added information on Flight Information Regions (FIR).
    • Weather Information; Chapter 17, Section 7: Added important details on changes to FA Charts, a reference source for this information is the FAA Safety Team, Notice Number: NOTC7226.
    • Cessna 172-RG Aircraft Systems; Chapter 18, All Sections: Graphics updates, content additions throughout the entire chapter in all sections.
    • Pre-Flight Procedures; Chapter 21, Section 6: Corrected typo. The subheading “Quartering Headwind” was incorrectly typed twice.
    • Airport Operations; Chapter 23, Section 3: New color graphics added, a better description of the traffic pattern legs, added wind-shear escape maneuver techniques, proper pattern entry procedures for both controlled and uncontrolled airports.
    • Takeoff Lessons; Chapter 25, All Sections: Modified purpose and objective of the maneuver. Added new updated graphics, added ACS for Private and Commercial Pilot.
    • Landing Lessons; Chapter 26, All Sections: Modified purpose and objective of the maneuver. Added new updated graphics, added ACS for Private and Commercial Pilot.
    • Fundamentals of Flight; Chapter 27, All Sections: Modified purpose and objective of the maneuver. Added new updated graphics, added ACS for Private and Commercial Pilot.
    • Performance Maneuvers; Chapter 28, All Sections: Modified purpose and objective of the maneuver. Added new updated graphics, added ACS for Private and Commercial Pilot.
    • Ground References Maneuvers; Chapter 29, All Sections: Modified purpose and objective of the maneuver. Added new updated graphics, added ACS for Private and Commercial Pilot. New content has been added.
    • Slow Flight, Stalls and Spins; Chapter 30, All Sections: Modified purpose and objective of the maneuver. Added new updated graphics, added ACS for Private and Commercial Pilot. New content has been added.
    • Basic Instrument Maneuvers; Chapter 31, All Sections: Modified purpose and objective of the maneuver. Added new updated graphics, added ACS for Private and Commercial Pilot. New content has been added.
    • Emergency Operations; Chapter 32, All Sections: Modified purpose and objective of the maneuver. Added new updated graphics, added ACS for Private and Commercial Pilot. New content has been added.
  • December 25, 2016

    Release 2.0.4

    General Updates: Minor text changes, and content revisions. Correction of typographical errors throughout the publication and Image credit has been added for all lessons.

    • Principles of Flight; Chapter 6, Section 2: Revised the direction of the greater than symbol for “subsonic.”
    • National Airspace System; Chapter 13, Section 4: Clarified the speed limit inside of Class B Airspace. Added 250 KIAS restriction inside of Class B, above 10,000 feet MSL, and 200 KIAS below 10,000 feet MSL.
    • National Airspace System; Chapter 13, Section 5, 6, 7, 8: Corrected typo on Weather Minimums listed.
    • Weather Information; Chapter 17, Section 6: Added Takeoff & Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA) and Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM). This is the new process for disseminating Runway Conditions that went into effect on October 1, 2016. This data can be found in the airport NOTAMS.
    • Federal Aviation Regulations; Chapter 12, Section 7: Removed “EST” from the example NOTAM made available for decoding. 1305011200-1312111200EST should show as 1305011200-1312111200, as this time is displayed in UTC, and NOT in Eastern Time.
    • Navigation and Flight Planning; Chapter 9, Section 4: Added guidance on how to use the new ICAO Flight Planning format which will be implemented in January 2017. FAA Form 7233-1 will be superseded by FAA Form 7233-4.
    • Navigation and Flight Planning; Chapter 9:Various updates to the entire section which include text revisions, and content enhancements.
  • June 20, 2016

    Release 2.0.3

    General Updates: Minor text changes, and content revisions.

    • Fundamentals of Flight; Chapter 27, Section 1: Revised trimming procedure to conform to a more logical approach, PPT. Pitch, Power, then Trim.
    • Aircraft Systems; Chapter 18, Section 9: Updated “Types of Altitude” to reflect more detail. Updated “Types of Airspeed” to reflect more detail.
    • Performance & Limitations; Chapter 19, Section 3: Updated “Types of Altitude” to reflect more detail.
    • Performance & Limitations; Chapter 19, Section 4: Updated “Types of Airspeed” to reflect more detail. Added “The Three Types of Hydroplaning.”
    • National Airspace System; Chapter 13, Section 7: Corrected Class E VFR WX Minimums.
    • Aircraft Airworthiness Requirements; Chapter 20, Section 4: Removed text that stated that a VOR Check was required every 12-months for VFR Operations.
    • Aeromedical Factors; Chapter 3, Section 3: This is a NEW SECTION. It covers the process of obtaining a Student Pilot Certificate via IACRA, which is the result of a regulation change that took place on 4/1/2016.
    • Night Operations; Chapter 10, Section 6: This is a NEW SECTION. It covers, in detail, FAR §91.209, which discusses the three periods of “nighttime” (Sunset to Sunrise, Beginning & End of Civil Twilight, and 1 Hour After Sunset to 1 Hour Before Sunrise).
  • April 1, 2016

    Release 2.0.2

    General Updates: Minor text changes, and content revisions.

    • Preface; Chapter 1: Added copyright notice.
    • Navigation and Flight Planning; Chapter 9: Text formatting fixes have occurred in section 3.
    • Pre-Flight Procedures; Chapter 21: Modifications have been made to the PAVE checklist.
  • February 5, 2016

    Release 2.0.1

    General Update: Minor text changes, content revisions, image changes. 

  • September 22, 2015

    Release 1.2.0

    Version Number Change: We were required to modify our version numbers in our books to comply with Apple Books. This is why a large jump exists between version 1.0 and version 1.2.0.

  • February 25, 2015

    Initial Release (Version 1.0)

    This is the initial release of The Complete CFI Binder, Piper Arrow III Edition.