ASA debuts Learn to Fly blog

New from ASA is the Learn to Fly Blog, a place for current pilots, students, and future pilots to learn, explore, and share insights on the foundations of flight and flight training. Find out what it takes to become a pilot, learn the fundamental principles behind the wonder of flight, get test-taking tips, share training experiences with your peers, and learn about careers in aviation.

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Latest issue of FAA Safety Briefing online

The September/October 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the world of student pilots and airmen-in-training.

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Chesapeake Sport Pilot adds Searey to fleet

STEVENSVILLE, Md. – Chesapeake Sport Pilot has added an amphibious Searey S-LSA to the flight school fleet.

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Plotting your course on becoming a pilot

Designed to mimic a true aeronautical chart, ASA’s Plotting Your Course fold-out brochure is loaded with information about how to get a pilot’s license. While this free “chart” should not be used for navigation, it should be used to inspire and inform future pilots that their dreams are within reach, ASA officials note. [Read more...]

Women with disabilities invited to learn To fly

Women with physical disabilities are encouraged to apply for full-ride flight training scholarships from Able Flight.

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Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course updated

Sporty’s online Learn to Fly Course and app has been updated.

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Recommendations to improve pilot training and testing released

A joint industry-FAA working group has issued recommendations that will offer clearer written and practical test standards for student pilots and those pursuing advanced certificates.

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The Cheapskate’s Guide to Getting Your Pilot’s License

Do you know someone who doesn’t pursue their dream of learning to fly because it costs too much? “The Cheapskate’s Guide to Getting Your Pilot’s License” might be just the ticket for them to get their ticket.

Author Mike Arman, a pilot since 1978 and FAA Advanced Ground School Instructor, guides readers to a license at “half of the retail rate.”

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ASA offers free download of Endorsement Labels

Now available as a free download from ASA are Endorsement Labels in PDF format.

The labels provide a simple and fast way for instructors to issue required FAA endorsements to their students, according to ASA officials.

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Five accredited as Master Instructors

Five CFIs have received or renewed accreditation as Master Instructors from Master Instructors LLC and its Board of Review.

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