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2017

NEW Edition! The Student Pilot's Flight Manual
October 5, 2017

The eleventh edition of The Student Pilot's Flight Manual covers everything a student needs to know from their first flight and presolo, to post-solo maneuvers, cross-country and night flying.

 
New CX-3 Flight Computer
September 28, 2017

The most versatile and easy-to-use aviation flight computer has arrived! The new CX-3 from ASA takes confusion out of the equation by providing a fast, accurate flight computing solution for ground school study, preflight planning, and enroute navigation.

 
UAA Presents Awards to ASA Owner and Authors
September 26, 2017

ASA owner Mike Lorden and authors Gary Ullrich and Paul Snyder were presented with the W. W. Estridge, Jr. and the John K. Lauber Safety awards during the 70th annual University Aviation Association (UAA) Collegiate Aviation Conference and Expo in Riverside, California.

 
Student Pilot Kit Updated
September 14, 2017

The ASA Student Pilot Kit has been updated to include the latest FAA release of the Student Pilot Guide and Airman Certification Standards for Private Pilot Airplane , the Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide , and Visualized Flight Maneuvers Handbook for High Wing Aircraft .

 
FAA Student Pilot Guide
September 13, 2017

The Student Pilot Guide explains the general procedures for obtaining Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) student pilot, sport pilot, recreational pilot, and private pilot certificates, and serves as a guide for anyone new to flight training.

 
New Edition: Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms
September 6, 2017

The Dale Crane Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms contains more than 11,000 accurate, aviation-specific terms and definitions, and nearly 500 illustrations to further define and aid visual recognition.

 
FAA Confirms ASA Syllabi Meet Part 141 Training Standards
August 17, 2017

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed review of four syllabi from ASA's Pilot's Manual Series and determined them to meet required training standards for use under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR) part 141.

 
ASA CO Detector Meets NTSB Recommendations!
August 10, 2017

The ASA Carbon Monoxide Detector has been re-designed to meet National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations. The detector features a spot sensor on the front that darkens when harmful levels of carbon monoxide are detected, and then returns to its original color when the air freshens.

 
New Edition! Aviation Mechanic Handbook
August 9, 2017

The Aviation Mechanic Handbook is a handy toolbox-size reference for professionals and hobbyists alike. The new seventh edition has been updated to reflect current procedures, and adds information on welding, turbine engines, and troubleshooting.

 
New Edition! Visualized Flight Maneuvers Handbook For High Wing Aircraf
July 24, 2017

The new fourth edition of Visualized Flight Maneuvers For High Wing Aircraft is an excellent learning and teaching aid for students and instructors, covering all the flight maneuvers required for Private, Sport, Commercial, and Flight Instructor certification.

 
ASA 2018 Catalogs Now Available!
July 21, 2017

The 2018 Product Showcase includes product descriptions and pictures as well as order and pricing information for more than 700 educational training products and supplies for all types of aviation professionals

 
Announcing 2018 Test Preps, Test Guides, and Prepware!
July 20, 2017

ASA's 2018 Test Prep and Test Guide books are now available. Test Prep Bundles and Prepware software will begin shipping the last week of July! Prepare for your FAA Knowledge Exam using these time-proven and dependable study resources from the most trusted source in aviation training.

 
2018 FAR AIM Series On The Way!
July 18, 2017

ASA's 2018 FAR AIM Series has begun shipping! The FAR AIM and FAR FC books are available and shipping now. The FAR AMT books will begin shipping in early August.

 
NEW Book for AMTs! Practical Electricity for Aviation Maintenance Technicians
June 26, 2017

Based on the original text by Dale Crane, and edited by Dennis W. Wilt, Practical Electricity for Aviation Maintenance Technicians is intended for those preparing to enter the field of aviation maintenance, for those seeking an introduction to electricity, and for experienced mechanics who want to increase their knowledge of electricity and electrical systems.

 
Updated! AirClassics™ Pilot Bag
June 20, 2017

The Pilot Bag is the simple, no frills bag of choice for everyday flying; big enough to hold a pilot's essentials yet compact enough to carry, transport, and store easily.

 
NEW Edition! Instrument Pilot Oral Exam Guide
June 15, 2017

The Ninth Edition of the Instrument Pilot Oral Exam Guide by Michael Hayes has been updated throughout to comply with current regulations, procedures, and airman certification standards (ACS).

 
NEW Airman Certification Standards for Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, and Commercial Pilot!
June 7, 2017

ASA will begin shipping new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) for Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, and Instrument Rating Airplane in late-June.

 
Multi-Engine Oral Exam Guide: NEW Seventh Edition!
June 5, 2017

Updated to reflect the latest regulations, Airman Certification Standards and procedures, the Multi-Engine Oral Exam Guide by Michael D. Hayes was written to help prepare applicants for their oral exam with FAA evaluators.

 
NEW Seventh Edition! The Pilot's Manual: Instrument Flying
May 25, 2017

The new 7th edition of The Pilot's Manual: Instrument Flying has been updated throughout to reflect current rules and procedures, as well as the Airman Certification Standards.

 
ASA Names Director of Marketing
May 18, 2017

Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (ASA) is pleased to announce that Brian Snider has accepted the Director of Marketing position for the company.

 
New Seventh Edition Flight Instructor Oral Exam Guide
May 4, 2017

This Seventh Edition for CFI applicants includes "Fundamentals of Instruction" questions covering the subjects from the FAA's Aviation Instructor's Handbook (FAA-H-8083-9A).

 
John Wing Receives Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award
May 3, 2017

John Wing, founder and president of Wing Aero Products, was presented yesterday with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the FAA.

 
NEW Second Edition! Aircraft Dispatcher Oral Exam Guide
April 26, 2017

The new second edition of the Aircraft Dispatcher Oral Exam Guide prepares the applicant for the FAA Practical Exam with an explanation of the certification process, knowledge requirements in a question-and-answer format, and reference materials for further study.

 
New Title! The Flight Instructor's Survival Guide
April 24, 2017

In The Flight Instructor's Survival Guide, author Arlynn McMahon lifts the Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) principles from the classroom and brings them into the cockpit.

 
Updated! AirClassics™ Pro Flight Bag
April 20, 2017

The Pro Flight Bag has the largest carrying capacity of all bags in the AirClassics™ Series, and has been updated and improved to serve the needs of the modern pilot.

 
NEW Fifth Edition! The Pilot's Manual: Flight School
April 17, 2017

The new 5th edition of The Pilot's Manual: Flight School has been updated throughout to reflect current rules and procedures, as well as the Airman Certification Standards.

 
Pilots In Command: NEW Second Edition
March 30, 2017

The second edition of Pilots In Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip goes beyond what is required by flight training curricula, into what is both a rarity and a necessity: solid advice to student and professional aviators about how to be transformational leaders.

 
VFR Flight Handbook: Third Edition
March 9, 2017

The Third Edition of the VFR Flight Handbook is a handy reference and refresher for pilots who fly VFR in fixed-wing, single-engine land aircraft.

 
Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Guide
February 2, 2017

Whether for business or recreation, this book gives readers the knowledge they need to acquire certification approvals, evaluate and purchase an sUAS, and operate in a safe, efficient, and effective manner.

 
Drone Logbook Updated!
January 26, 2017

The Standard UAS Operator Log provides record-keeping for flight operations of small and large unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remote-control aircraft (R/C), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), and drones.

 
Updated! AirClassics™ Flight Bag
January 24, 2017

The updated ASA Flight Bag is large enough to fit everything a pilot needs without being too bulky to manage.

 
New Edition! Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide
January 19, 2017

The Eleventh Edition of the Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide has been updated to comply with the Airman Certification Standards (ACS) and other recent FAA publications, rules and procedures.

 
New Edition! Airline Pilot Technical Interviews
January 10, 2017

In the second edition of Airline Pilot Technical Interviews, author Ron McElroy defines the specific approach pilot applicants should take when preparing for this part of the hiring process.

 
New Flightlight™!
January 4, 2017

In or out of the cockpit, the new Flightlight™ from ASA is durable, conveniently-sized and serves as a great pilot's companion.

 

 

2016

New Edition! Virtual Test Prep™ Series Images
December 28, 2016

The latest edition of ASA's Virtual Test Prep™ Series Images will add professionalism, organization, and clarity to your classroom instruction.

 
New Title! Practical Safety Management Systems
December 13, 2016

Safety Management Systems (SMS) are required for most domestic and international air operations, through either regulatory (14 CFR Part 5, 119, 121) or voluntary compliance.

 
New Edition! Aviation Weather Services (AC00-45H)
December 6, 2016

FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 00-45H Aviation Weather Services explains the many U.S. aviation weather products and services available to pilots.

 
New Edition! The Pilot's Manual: Private Pilot Syllabus
November 22, 2016

The latest edition of the The Pilot's Manual: Private Pilot Syllabus is now available in print and PDF formats.

 
New Edition! Visualized Flight Maneuvers Handbook For Low Wing Aircraft
November 10, 2016

The new Fourth Edition of the Visualized Flight Maneuvers Handbook For Low Wing Aircraft is an excellent learning and teaching aid for students and instructors, covering all the flight maneuvers required for Private, Sport, Commercial, and Flight Instructor certification.

 
New Edition! Risk Management Handbook
November 8, 2016

Printed in full-color, this new edition of the Risk Management Handbook (FAA-H-8083-2) includes Change 1 (effective January 2016).

 
New Edition! Airplane Flying Handbook
November 8, 2016

The latest edition of the FAA's Airplane Flying Handbook expands and updates the material that is a key reference in FAA testing and Airman Certification Standards (ACS).

 
New 4th Edition! Severe Weather Flying
November 1, 2016

Dennis Newton's Severe Weather Flying has been an important resource to pilots for more than 30 years. This new Fourth Edition is updated with advice on current weather prediction models and technology, along with instruction on how all pilots can use these to their advantage.

 
New Edition! Student Flight Record for Private Pilot Airplane
October 27, 2016

ASA's new edition of the Student Flight Record for Private Pilot Airplane has been updated to comply with the ACS (Airman Certification Standards).

 
New Edition! Inspection Authorization Test Prep
October 18, 2016

The Inspection Authorization Test Prep is for the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) seeking an Inspection Authorization (IA) qualification, as well as for AMT schools preparing students for the IA test.

 
New Edition! The Pilot's Manual: Ground School
October 13, 2016

The new fourth edition of The Pilot's Manual: Ground School walks readers through everything they need to know to pass both the Private and Commercial FAA Knowledge Exams.

 
New! FAA Remote Pilot--- Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Study Guide
October 4, 2016

The new FAA Remote Pilot--- Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Study Guide (FAA-G-8082-22) is now available in print and in eBook PDF format from ASA. Applicants seeking a Remote Pilot Certificate with an sUAS rating must pass a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Knowledge Exam.

 
Aviation Weather (AC 00-6B) Available in Print, eBook, and eBundle!
September 29, 2016

Last updated in 1975, the latest edition of Aviation Weather (AC 00-6B) is now available in print as well as an eBook and eBundle from ASA. This important FAA Advisory Circular has been in circulation under a variety of titles for more than 70 years and is now updated to reflect the latest practices and advancements in technology to better prepare and educate pilots for flight in various weather conditions, using modern resources.

 
Finding Carla Now in Bookstores Everywhere!
September 21, 2016

Now in bookstores everywhere, Finding Carla tells the true story of an aviation search-and-rescue operation and a family's struggle--- and how together they affected the history of aircraft emergency locator transmitters (ELTs).

 
NEW Remote Pilot eKit!
September 15, 2016

ASA's new Remote Pilot eKit combines eBooks, videos, online software, and FAA reference documents to help educate and prepare applicants for the Remote Pilot Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems FAA Knowledge Exam. With this course, applicants will learn the rules and regulations pertaining to commercial drone operations as well as in depth knowledge of aeronautical charts, weather and weather reporting systems to know when and where they can operate safely and effectively.

 
ASA 2017 Catalogs Available Now!
September 8, 2016

ASA's new full-color, 48-page catalog showcasing the product line for 2017 is now available and ready for shipping. The 2017 Product Showcase includes product descriptions and pictures as well as order and pricing information for more than 800 educational training products and supplies for all types of aviators.

 
NEW Edition: Private Pilot Virtual Test Prep!
August 25, 2016

The fourth edition of ASA's Private Pilot Virtual Test Prep™ brings the classroom to any TV or computer and now contains discs for both standard DVD and high definition Blu-ray players. Using 3D and animated graphics, special effects, and air-to-air video, experienced flight instructors and subject experts deliver a thoroughly entertaining and motivating learning experience.

 
NEW Remote Pilot (sUAS) Airman Certification Standards!
August 23, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airman Certification Standards (ACS) Remote Pilot: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems is now available from ASA in print format. The ACS details the knowledge and risk management elements for what an applicant must know and consider to earn a Remote Pilot certificate and fly an sUAS (drone) in commercial operations under 14 CFR Part 107.

 
Announcing Remote Pilot (UAS) Test Prep Products!
August 1, 2016

ASA has developed a complete line of study products for the new Remote Pilot FAA Knowledge Exam. Beginning August 29, 2016 those who fly a drone for non-hobby operations will be required to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Knowledge Exam in order to earn a Remote Pilot Certificate with a Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) rating.

 
2017 FAR/AIM Series Begins Shipping!
July 21, 2016

ASA’s 2017 FAR/AIM Series has begun shipping! The FAR-FC and FAR-AMT books are available and shipping now. The FAR/AIM (which includes new 14 CFR Parts 48 and 107 relevant to both manned aircraft and remote pilot operations) will begin shipping August 10th.

 
New FAA Handbooks in Print, eBook, and eBundle!
July 19, 2016

New editions of the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25B) and the Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook (FAA-H-8083-1B) are available from ASA in softcover, eBook, and eBundle (softcover + eBook PDF) formats.

 
Checklist for Success: Sixth Edition!
June 15, 2016

Despite going into it with a wealth of technical experience, many pilots find the airline pilot selection process frustrating. Besides technical expertise, today’s airline pilots must also demonstrate highly developed leadership, decisionmaking, and communication skills.

 
Aerodynamics for Aviators: Second Edition!
July 7, 2016

The new Second Edition of Aerodynamics for Aviators is a college-level textbook that covers all of the necessary aerodynamics information relevant to pilots, for the private license through the commercial....

 
Airman Certification Standards (ACS) Shipping Now!
June 27, 2016

The new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) for Private Pilot (Airplane) and Instrument Rating (Airplane) are shipping now!

 
Airman Certification Standards (ACS) for Private Pilot and Instrument Rating!
June 9, 2016

Effective June 15th, the new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) will replace the Practical Test Standards (PTS) for Private Pilot (Airplane) and Instrument Rating (Airplane)...

 
Air Carrier Operations: NEW Second Edition!
May 11, 2016

The second edition of Air Carrier Operations examines Federal Aviation Regulations governing airlines and air carriers by helping readers gather the background information they need...

 
Finding Carla: The story that forever changed aviation search and rescue
May 4, 2016

From new author Ross Nixon, Finding Carla tells the true story of an aviation search-and-rescue operation and a family’s struggle—and how together they affected the history of aircraft emergency locator transmitters (ELTs)...

 
NEW Instrument Pilot Online Ground School!
May 2, 2016

ASA’s new Instrument Pilot Online Ground School course combines sharp video production and the latest instructional aids with the expertise and experience of ASA’s industry-leading eBooks and test preparation materials...

 
VFR Flight Handbook: Second Edition
April 20, 2016

The Second Edition of the VFR Flight Handbook is a handy reference and refresher for pilots who fly VFR in fixed-wing, single-engine land aircraft...

 
ASA Reader Version 2.3 Now Available!
April 7, 2016

Version 2.3 of the ASA Reader for iOS is now available from the App Store. This update includes support for the Slide Over and Split View features new to iOS 9...

 
AMT Oral & Practical Exam Guide—New Third Edition!
April 4, 2016

The oral and practical exams are the last steps for certification of an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT). The new Third Edition of the Aviation Maintenance Technician Oral & Practical Exam Guide has been updated...

 
The Complete Multi-Engine Pilot Syllabus
March 31, 2016

The third edition of The Complete Multi-Engine Pilot Syllabus is now available as a FREE download...

 
ASA Announces New Owner
March 16, 2016

Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (ASA) is announcing new ownership by General Manager and President, Mike Lorden...

 
Endorsement Labels Updated!
March 15, 2016

ASA’s FREE Endorsement Labels have been expanded and updated to reflect current regulations outlined in 14 CFR Part 61, including changes to the student pilot application process effective April 1, 2016...

 
NEW TH-67 Helicopter Flashcards App!
March 10, 2016

Based on the Flashcard set by Freddie Ephraim, ASA’s TH-67 Helicopter Flashcards App is a must have for Army flight school students as well as anyone learning to fly in the TH-67 model...

 
NEW Flight Manual Series eBundles!
March 1, 2016

The Student Pilot’s Flight Manual and The Instrument Flight Manual from William Kershner’s Flight Manual Series are now available in eBundle format...

 
The Complete Private Pilot—New 12th Edition Textbook and 5th Edition Syllabus
February 11, 2016

The Complete Private Pilot is for anyone interested in pursuing and obtaining a Private Pilot, Sport Pilot or Recreational Pilot certificate...

 
Combined Commercial & Flight Instructor Syllabus—Free Download!
February 3, 2016

ASA’s new Combined Commercial and Flight Instructor Syllabus (PDF) covers all necessary flight proficiency skills a pilot needs to meet the requirements for an initial commercial pilot certificate and an initial flight instructor certificate...

 
The Savvy Flight Instructor, Second Edition!
January 18, 2016

Greg Brown’s new Second Edition of The Savvy Flight Instructor: Secrets of the Successful CFI teaches methods and strategies useful for flight instructors, flight schools, and managers...

 
New Free Documents Added to ASA Reader App!
January 6, 2016

New additions to the ASA Reader App include the recent Federal Register release of Registration and Marking Requirements for Small Unmanned Aircraft, and several Guides to Initial Pilot Checkout from the American Bonanza Society’s Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program...

 

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