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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.




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...




NEW Aviation Dictionary App Version 1.0 for Android!
December 2, 2015

ASA’s Aviation Dictionary App is now available for Android operating systems. Based on Dale Crane’s popular Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms, this app is the definitive reference source...

NEW AirClassics™ Trip Bag!
November 24, 2015

The AirClassics™ Trip Bag is the bag pilots need for overnight and weekend cross-country flying adventures...

Inspection Authorization Test Prep eBook!
November 19, 2015

The Inspection Authorization Test Prep is now available in eBook PDF format. This eBook provides aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) with all the resources needed...

NEW Title: A Pilot's Accident Review
November 17, 2015

In A Pilot’s Accident Review, author John Lowery compiles an in-depth analysis of high-profile—as well as some not so well-known—aviation accidents...

NEW Edition: Instrument Procedures Handbook (FAA-H-8083-16A)
November 12, 2015

The latest edition of the FAA’s Instrument Procedures Handbook (FAA-H-8083-16A) is now available from ASA...

Composite Fabrication and Repair: Now Available in Multiple eBook Formats
November 5, 2015

Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication and Repair is now available in eBook ePub format from ASA and can also be downloaded from iBooks...

ASA Reader Version 2.2 Now Available!
November 3, 2015

Version 2.2 of the ASA Reader for iOS is now available from the App Store...

NEW Double Headset Bag!
October 27, 2015

Transport and protect your communications equipment in style. This Double Headset Bag is constructed with a durable 600D black polyester exterior...

Principles of Helicopter Flight Syllabus—Second Edition!
October 21, 2015

The second edition of the Principles of Helicopter Flight Syllabus provides a comprehensive and integrated flight and ground school training program that takes the student from start to finish in an efficient and logical manner...

Mental Math for Pilots—Now in eBook Formats!
October 13, 2015

The second edition of Mental Math for Pilots is now available in eBook PDF and eBook ePub formats. Author Ronald D. McElroy helps readers rev-up brainpower, allowing quick processing of complex equations...

NEW Master Logbook Case!
October 6, 2015

While the earning and recording of flight hours and maintenance history is important, keeping them safe and secure is invaluable...

NEW: The Standard Trucker Hat!
October 1, 2015

This retro snapback trucker hat is the latest addition to The Standard collection from ASA, and a friendly nod to the classics of yesterday...

Introduction to the National Airspace System
September 22, 2015

Pilots and non-pilots alike will benefit from the information found in the latest release from University Aviation Press...

NEW Standard UAS Operator Logbook!
September 16, 2015

The new Standard UAS Operator Log from ASA meets the needs of civilian, military, hobbyist, and professional operators alike so that critical flight details can be tracked...

NEW Standard Pilot Logbook in PINK!
September 14, 2015

ASA’s Standard Pilot Logbook is now available in PINK! When choosing a logbook, it’s important to make sure it will meet the needs of the pilot and the type of training and flying they plan to do...

NEW Title: Airport Management!
September 11, 2015

Airport Management is an up-to-date and industry-relevant textbook providing useful insight into all aspects of airports. With more than a decade of experience as an airport administrator, author Dr. Daniel Prather...

NEW Edition: Virtual Test Prep Series Images
September 8, 2015

The third edition of ASA’s Virtual Test Prep Video Ground School Series Images will add professionalism, organization, and clarity to any classroom...

NEW "Auxiliary Tank" Ceramic Travel Cup
September 3, 2015

While proper fueling of an aircraft is important to any flight operation, so is proper fueling of the pilot-in-command (PIC)...

NEW Principles of Helicopter Flight eBundle!
August 27, 2015

The second edition of Principles of Helicopter Flight from ASA is now available in eBook format as well as in a money-saving eBundle (print book + eBook)...

New AirClassics™ Tablet Bag!
August 25, 2015

The new AirClassics™ Tablet Bag from ASA is perfect for aviators who need to carry electronic devices as well as paperwork...

Practical Aviation & Aerospace Law—6th Edition!
August 20, 2015

The updated and expanded sixth edition of Practical Aviation & Aerospace Law (previously Practical Aviation Law) and its companion workbook...

New AirClassics™ Dispatch Bag!
August 12, 2015

The new AirClassics™ Dispatch Bag from ASA is great for pilots, crew, and aviation professionals alike...

New AirClassics™ Pilot Briefcase!
July 29, 2015

The new AirClassics™ Pilot Briefcase from ASA features multiple accessory storage areas and a contrasting-color lining to find items more easily...

2016 Prepware Available Now!
July 22, 2015

The new 2016 versions of Prepware software are shipping now! Complete and easy-to-use, Prepware is the test preparation and test practice tool for today’s aviator...

ASA 2016 Catalogs Available Now!
July 16, 2015

ASA’s new full-color, 48-page catalog showcasing the product line for 2016 is now available and ready for shipping...

2016 FAR/AIM Series Shipping Now!
July 15, 2015

All books in ASA’s 2016 FAR/AIM Series are now available. The FAR/AIM Series from ASA is the most recognized and authentic collection...

Announcing 2016 Test Preps!
July 14, 2015

ASA’s 2016 Test Prep books for pilots and Test Guides for mechanics are available and shipping now! Prepare for your FAA Knowledge Exam using these time-proven...

New Flight Notes: Pocket-sized for Aviators!
July 8, 2015

ASA’s new Flight Notes make great pocket companions for aviators and can be customized to suit pilots, mechanics, and/or an aircraft...

New AirClassics™ Pilot Backpack
July 6, 2015

The new AirClassics™ Pilot Backpack from ASA delivers the functionality and practicality students and pilots need to conveniently transport books and pilot supplies on the ground, in the air, from campus to the airport, and everywhere in between....

New Aviation Mechanic Practical Test Standards!
June 16, 2015

ASA’s 4th Edition of the Aviation Mechanic Practical Test Standards (ASA-8081-AMT-4) includes the General (8081-26A), Airframe (8081-27A), and Powerplant (8081-28A), along with the new Change 1, effective September, 2015....

New Journals in the ASA Reader App!
June 16, 2015

ASA is pleased to announce that the Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems and the International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace are now available in the ASA Reader App for iOS...

New Book—The Pilot's Manual: Multi-Engine Flying
May 26, 2015

A new textbook from ASA contains all the aeronautical knowledge required for a pilot to earn a multi-engine rating...

New FAR-AMT App for Android!
April 28, 2015

The FAR-AMT app from ASA is now available on Google Play™. This new app for Android™ contains information from Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations pertinent to Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMTs), maintenance operations, and repair shops...

Pilot's Manual: Instrument Rating Syllabus
April 21, 2015

The 5th edition of The Pilot’s Manual: Instrument Rating Syllabus is now available as a FREE download...

New FAR/AIM App for Android!
April 7, 2015

A new FAR/AIM app from ASA is now available on Google Play™. The FAR/AIM app for Android™ contains information from Titles 14 and 49...

In Safe Hands by David Robson
April 2, 2015

If you experience stress prior to or during a commercial flight, you are not alone. First time passengers and even those who have done it a thousand times...

New Kneeboards for iPad mini and iPad Air!
March 31, 2015

Pilots who use the iPad mini or iPad Air tablet device will love the quality, functionality, and sleek design of two new kneeboards from ASA...

New Flight Maneuvers Video Downloads
March 26, 2015

Video segments from the Virtual Test Prep Flight Maneuvers DVD and Blu-ray disc set are now available as individual downloads...

Aircraft Propulsion by David Robson
March 18, 2015

New from University Aviation Press, Aircraft Propulsion: Pistons, Turbines, Propellers & Thrust, introduces all aspects of aircraft propulsion from the principles of power and thrust...

VFR Flight Handbook
March 10, 2015

The UAP title, VFR Flight Handbook (previously titled Notes on Flying VFR) has been revised to include additional and updated information...

New FREE Syllabi for Flight Instructors
March 3, 2015

Two new syllabi for those seeking the flight instructor (CFI) and flight instructor instrument (CFII) ratings are now available as free PDF downloads from ASA...

Aviation Weather Services (AC00-45G) New Edition Includes Change 2
February 19, 2015

Change 2, effective October 2014, has been incorporated into ASA’s latest edition of Aviation Weather Services (AC 00-45G)...

New Checkride Apps for Android!
February 12, 2015

ASA has seven new apps for Android™ operating systems to help students study for the Private, Instrument, Commercial, Flight Instructor, ATP, Helicopter, and Multi-Engine checkrides, as well as an app for pilots preparing for a Flight Review...

Advanced Pilot's Flight Manual—New Eighth Edition!
January 22, 2015

The Advanced Pilot's Flight Manual has long been a standard reference for pilots transitioning to advanced models and types, and preparing for the Commercial Pilot knowledge and flight tests...

Flying IFR, by Richard Collins—New Fifth Edition!
January 20, 2015

In the fifth edition of Flying IFR, author Richard Collins covers all aspects of modern IFR flying, including the perfection of basic attitude instrument flight; light airplane operation in the middle high-altitudes...

NEW! Flight Maneuvers Virtual Test Prep DVD Flight School
January 13, 2015

Flight Maneuvers is the latest video production in ASA’s Virtual Test Prep Series, and covers each of the maneuvers in the FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) for Private, Sport, Commercial, and CFI certification...


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