Principles and Methods of Instruction for Helicopter Pilots


This reference book is a comprehensive training resource for the helicopter pilot undertaking the PMI course.


Please have a flip through some sample pages from our Principles and Methods of Instruction book.

What is this?

A practical, hands-on, full colour, perfect bound book of over 100 pages containing hundreds of colour photographs, illustrations and diagrams.


This book presents the Principles and Methods of Instruction (PMI) for Helicopter Pilots based on the latest CASA CASR Part 61 requirements for Flight Instructors. This is an essential resource for anyone seeking to complete a PMI course to become a Flight Instructor under the CASR Part 61 requirements.


  • Part 61 Flight Instructor Rating (FIR),
  • The Helicopter Instructor,
  • The Trainee,
  • The Division of Responsibilities,
  • Fundamentals of Instruction,
  • Psychology of Learning,
  • The Teaching Process,
  • Teaching Methods,
  • Use of Lesson Plans and Questions,
  • A Systems Approach to Training,
  • Training Aids and,
  • Example Lesson Plan – Elementary Handling 1


The Author:

Written by Captain Mike Becker – one of Australia’s most experienced helicopter instructors with eighteen years experience and over 10,000 flight instructor hours.  He has over 15,000 total flight hours, and is a recipient of the “Captain John Ashton Award for Flight Standards and Aviation Safety” by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators of London.  Mike Becker has been operating a helicopter flight school since 1995.  As Chief Pilot and Chief Flight Instructor, Mike is operating a fleet of over 20 helicopters and employing a team of more than 30 instructors who deliver over 10,000 training hours per year with 2,000 of these hours NVG specific.

Our Theory:

Our theory encompasses four main series: Foundational, Advanced, Type Technical and Practical and Procedural. We have at least one book from each series available for sale through our E-Shop.

Our theory books have been tried and tested in the classroom by hundreds of civil and military students from all over the world who have benefited from the concise, informative and practical writing style.   It has been proven by some of the highest Civil Aviation Helicopter theory exam pass rates in FAA, EASA, CASA exam settings, and in the Asia Pacific region.


Principles and Methods of Instruction for Helicopter Pilots is part of the Advanced Theory book series along with the Night Vision Goggles book. All others are currently only available to students in this course.

Additional information

Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 31 × 20 × 2 cm