These FAA documents incorporate the standards for what an applicant needs to know, consider, and do to pass both the knowledge test and the practical test for a certificate or rating.
The ACS will help applicants develop an understanding of how knowledge, risk management, and skill elements work together for safe performance of each required task they may be asked to perform during the checkride.
For instructors, the ACS will serve as a guide to teach and train an applicant on everything they need to know for certification and safe operation within the National Airspace System.
Designated Pilot Examiners (DPEs) will use the ACS to assess an applicant’s understanding, knowledge, risk management and performance of each task.
The publications are available in softcover books for $9.95, as well as eBook PDF for $7.95.