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New Editions! FAA Airman Certification Standards
June 1, 2018

New editions of the Airman Certification Standards for Commercial Pilot Airplane , Private Pilot Airplane , Instrument Rating Airplane, and Remote Pilot will go into effect June 11, 2018, canceling the previous editions.

Updated Instructor Resources: Textbook Images
May 31, 2018

Textbook image downloads for Volume's 1, 2, and 3 of The Pilot's Manual Series and William Kershner's The Student Pilot's Flight Manual have been updated to reflect the most current editions of the books in print. These download packages contain all the illustrations and figures from each textbook, for instructors' use in the classroom.

New Title! Honest Vision--The Donald Douglas Story
May 24, 2018

From Julie Boatman Filucci , author of Together We Fly: Voices From The DC-3, comes an exploration into the life of Donald Wills Douglas, founder of the Douglas Aircraft Company, a genius innovator and engineer. The Legendary Douglas DC-3 flies on in the hearts of aviators around the globe, but few today know much about the man with the vision that brought her to the skies.

Tri-Fold VFR Kneeboard Updated!
May 15, 2018

For the pilot who needs to carry more, this 3-panel carry-all kneeboard provides maximum storage space, encourages cockpit organization, and serves as the pilot's desk during flight.

New Edition! Aviation Weather Services
May 10, 2018

The new edition of FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 00-45H, Aviation Weather Services has been updated to include Change 1, effective January 2018. With symbols and conversion charts, internet links and more, this book is key for all pilots seeking an understanding of the weather resources available for preflight and inflight decision-making.

New Title! Beyond Flight Training
April 24, 2018

In print for more than 30 years, this 4th Edition of Beyond Flight Training (previously published as 101 Things To Do With Your Private License) is packed with new ways for pilots to sharpen their skills and make every flying hour rewarding.

NEW! An Aviator's Field Guide Series
April 9, 2018

The first two books in Jason Blair's An Aviator's Field Guide series are now shipping. These guides provide helpful information for flying different types of aircraft as well as in various environments. Blair offers self-study guidance with the expertise and experience of an instructor and designated pilot examiner.

Long Tri-Fold Kneeboard Updated!
April 5, 2018

This elongated 3-panel kneeboard accommodates aeronautical charts without additional folding. The center section of the 3-panel cordura-like jacket holds the brushed aluminum kneeboard in place, while the two side pockets offer storage for charts, notes, a flight computer, pencil, pen and more.

Updated VFR Kneeboard
April 3, 2018

The durable brushed aluminum VFR Kneeboard is a great way to organize your flight data, providing a strong surface for inflight note-taking as well as quick access to important VFR information in the form of a permanent placard.

New Edition! Aviation Maintenance Technician Series: General
March 1, 2018

The Aviation Maintenance Technician Series textbooks by Dale Crane were created to set the pace for maintenance technician training and serve as an essential resource to pass the FAA Knowledge Exam.

Updated IFR Kneeboard
February 28, 2018

The durable brushed aluminum IFR Kneeboard is a great way to organize your flight data, providing a strong surface for inflight note-taking as well as quick access to important IFR information in the form of a permanent placard.

New Title! The Complete Remote Pilot
February 15, 2018

This textbook is for anyone interested in pursuing and obtaining a Remote Pilot certificate, which is required in order to operate drones for commercial use. With a friendly and readable style, authors Bob Gardner and David Ison cover all of the details involved in becoming a competent, responsible, and safe remote pilot.

New Edition! FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook: General
February 7, 2018

Last updated in 2008, this new edition of the FAA's Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook—General (FAA-H-8083-30A) is designed for use by instructors and applicants preparing for the FAA Knowledge and Practical Exams.

6th Edition! The Flight Instructor's Manual
January 18, 2018

The Flight Instructor’s Manual by William K. Kershner is an invaluable reference for flight instructor applicants and serves as an indispensable guide for both new and experienced instructors (CFIs).

New! EASA FCL-Compliant Pilot Log
January 16, 2018

The EASA FCL-Compliant Pilot Log meets European Aviation Safety Agency record-keeping requirements and complies with Flight Crew Licensing rules (EU-FCL.050) effective January 2018. An initial profile page provides room to include personal information such as licenses held, date issued, license number, ratings, and aircraft type.

FREE Endorsement Labels Updated!
January 9, 2017

ASA's FREE Endorsement Labels have been updated to reflect Advisory Circular (AC) 61-65G which provides guidance for pilot applicants, flight instructors, ground instructors, and examiners on the certification standards, knowledge test procedures, and other requirements in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61.



The Droner's Manual:
A Guide to the Responsible Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft

January 4, 2017

In The Droner's Manual, author Kevin Jenkins compiles the most important and relevant knowledge into a guide for both beginner and experienced operators. With his expertise as a UAV operator in government, industry, and hobby applications, Jenkins offers step-by-step guidance to build, program, test, and fly both multicopters and fixed-wing aircraft for a variety of purposes.

ATP Oral Exam Guide--New Edition!
December 7, 2017

The fourth edition of the Airline Transport Pilot Oral Exam Guide by Michael D. Hayes has updated references, and new and revised questions to reflect the latest regulations and procedures. An appendix, the FAA's ATP—Airplane Multiengine Applicant Qualifications Job Aid, has also been added.

ASA Announces New General Manager
December 6, 2017

Jackie Spanitz has been named General Manager for Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (ASA), effective January 1 2018. Spanitz has been with ASA for more than 24 years, working for ASA President and Owner Mike Lorden throughout her tenure.

Commercial Pilot Oral Exam Guide--New Edition!
November 30, 2017

The ninth edition of the Commercial Pilot Oral Exam Guide by Michael D. Hayes has been updated to reflect the Airman Certification Standards. New questions and references have been added throughout and a new appendix includes Advisory Circular (AC) 120-12, Private Carriage vs. Common Carriage of Persons or Property.

Aircraft Systems for Pilots, by Dale DeRemer
November 28, 2017

In print for more than 30 years and continually updated, this Fourth Edition of Aircraft Systems for Pilots by Dale DeRemer serves as the comprehensive college textbook for pilots learning aircraft systems.

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.


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