Instructor lesson plan for Life Vest and Life Raft Drills
The life vest drill is a required part of flight attendant and pilot training, as applicable. It is important that all features of the life vest and life raft be taught and understood by all crewmembers should a ditching occur. This lesson plan provides guidance for instructors to ensure all important features are taught by the instructor(s) and that all students understand their equipment. It also assists with ensuring consistency of flight attendant training during these drills. All instructors will lead the drills using the same checklist and same expectations. While the form contains the notable aspects of these drills, adjust and edit the checklist according to your procedures. There’s also a section for instructors to take notes for continual improvement of life vest and life raft drill training.
This file is unlocked. You are welcome to download it and adjust it to align with your training program.
Recurrent Training Lesson Plan
In order to have an effective and consistent flight attendant training program, an instructor lesson plan is a must. While many, if not most airlines use pre-designed PowerPoint courseware, it is possible that due to operational necessity, changes to the lesson plan will be made. Having a printed lesson plan provides the instructor a reference document to know where they are in the day, the upcoming subjects, if they are ahead or behind schedule, and a way to check off what they completed to know what is remaining. This is essential, especially when more than one instructor is responsible for teaching flight attendant training. It provides a seamless transition between instructors and ensures all subjects are taught, regardless of who is teaching or any changes that occur. While listed as a Recurrent Training syllabus, through copying the fields on one day, you can use the template to create one for your initial training program. Adjust the times and sequence of topics to match your planned training program.
This file is unlocked. You are welcome to download it and adjust the content and programmed hours with your Initial or Recurrent Training program.
Flight Attendant Manual Interface Tracking Tool
Consistency across manuals is critical to aviation safety to ensure all of those that interface have the same information and know the current processes involved. This Excel tool helps you keep track of and ensure that any changes made to the flight attendant manual are properly interfaced across the manual system to ensure consistency across manuals. The initial time invested to identify where all the interfaces exist may take a few days, but that little bit of time used will provide long term consistency results..
This file is unlocked. You are welcome to download it and adjust it to align with your manual system.
Flight Attendant test tracking
This Excel tool allows for the evaluation of questions answered wrong to look for incorrect answer trends. Edit the calculation cell to suit your needs, based on the number of trainees in each class. Set the number of wrong answers you’ll accept before flagging a specific question. This helps focus on potential manual, training program, or instructor deficiency when teaching certain topics.
Teach your new hires the phonetic alphabet so when there are misunderstandings of what’s being said, or to help with accents, the phonetic alphabet clarifies the letter being said.
Purser preflight briefing questions
Most flight attendants do not look at their manual until a few days before their next recurrent training. Having Purser’s ask just a few emergency questions prior to each first flight of the day helps keep all crewmembers proficient with their normal, irregular, and emergency procedures. It also helps keep them proficient in knowledge of their emergency equipment and limitations.
Sterile cockpit quiz, also known as sterile flight deck
One topic commonly misunderstood by trainees and current flight attendants is when they can and cannot call the flight crew. There are certain topics that are acceptable for calling the flight crew at any time, there are other topics that are unacceptable and must wait until after 10,000 feet. Test your trainees and employees to see how much they know on this topic.
The 24-hour clock
This is essential for all flight attendants to know and understand because all airline operations are based on the 24 hour clock. Knowing Z time is essential for calculating departure, arrival, crew pick up, airport report times, etc.
A useful initial training handout for learning timezones, based on the USA timezones. With some editing, this could be used as the basis for creating one where you are located or for your airline destinations.