FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS)

On June 11, 2018, the FAA updated the Practical Test Standards for the Private Pilot Airplane certificate, Instrument-Airplane rating, Commercial Pilot and Remote Pilot. They can be downloaded from the following URL's as PDF's: Private Pilot – Airplane Airman Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-6B, Change 1) Instrument Rating Airman Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-8B, Change 1) Commercial Pilot — Airplane Airman … Continue reading FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS)

FROM THE LOGBOOK: The Newest Way to Reach Out For Information…

www.faasafety.gov Jim Trusty 2012             Yes, www.faasafety.gov is the newest way to communicate with your government.  They have almost stopped using mail-outs and gone over to the computer for information about the Federal Aviation Administration, some of the business it conducts, and upcoming safety events across our great nation.  About 40% … Continue reading FROM THE LOGBOOK: The Newest Way to Reach Out For Information…

Plane Sense Chapter 5. Aircraft Maintenance

Maintenance means the preservation, inspection, overhaul, and repair of aircraft, including the replacement of parts. A PROPERLY MAINTAINED AIRCRAFT IS A SAFE AIRCRAFT. The purpose of maintenance is to ensure that the aircraft remains airworthy throughout its operational life. Although maintenance requirements vary for different types of aircraft, experience shows that most aircraft need some … Continue reading Plane Sense Chapter 5. Aircraft Maintenance

Medical Handbook For Pilots Chapter 01 – The Physical Examination for Pilots

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) requires that you be properly certificated and physically able to operate your aircraft competently before you are licensed to fly. Periodic physical examinations are intended not only to evaluate your general health, but to help ensure that you will not suffer a medical emergency during actual flight. It is also … Continue reading Medical Handbook For Pilots Chapter 01 – The Physical Examination for Pilots

Seven Essentials of Aeromedical Certification by John Hastings, M.D.

1. Something has changed: If a change has occurred since your last airman physical, assume the FAA will show an interest. If you have to answer "yes" or report a new condition, expect questions. Anticipate the FAA's questions. Remember, they are looking at a paper record in search of conditions that might compromise aviation safety. … Continue reading Seven Essentials of Aeromedical Certification by John Hastings, M.D.

The 1-to-100 Glide: An EAA Chapter Meets a Skydiver by Michael Marotta

"You are up there with your friends. You might be the last one out and you make that 1000-foot three-dimensional dive and you find your grip and you are smiling with your friends and you are not moving at 110 miles an hour but only very slowly together." On Tuesday, August 4, 1998, Brenda O'Brien … Continue reading The 1-to-100 Glide: An EAA Chapter Meets a Skydiver by Michael Marotta