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2020

Sarah Hager Named ASA Production Manager
May 19, 2020

ASA is extending the reduced prices on Prepware Online and Online Ground School, as well as the FREE Prepware School offer to qualifying schools. Originally scheduled to expire May 31, these offers will now remain in effect through August 31, 2020.

 
ASA Provides Product Cleaning and Use Recommendations
May 14, 2020

Sarah Hager has been named Production Manager for Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (ASA), the leading publisher of aviation books and the largest producer of pilot supplies in the United States. She joined the ASA team in 2009 as a graphic designer, and performed key roles in the production of the FAR/AIM and Test Prep series as well as the development of ASA's eBook products and their implementation into the digital marketplace.

 
Reduced Pricing EXTENDED Through August 31, 2020!
May 12, 2020

ASA is extending the reduced prices on Prepware Online and Online Ground School, as well as the FREE Prepware School offer to qualifying schools. Originally scheduled to expire May 31, these offers will now remain in effect through August 31, 2020.

 
Practical Aviation and Aerospace Law - Seventh Edition!
April 28, 2020

This book is an invaluable reference guide for aviation and aerospace business managers, pilots, maintenance personnel, aircraft owners, air traffic controllers, air safety investigators, operators of unmanned aircraft, and others involved in aviation or aerospace as a profession or hobby.

 
ASA Digital Products Now Available From Retailers Everywhere!
March 31, 2020

ASA eBooks are now available to distributors and retailers all over the world, enabling them to sell ASA ebooks easily and efficiently. As our regular daily lives continue to be altered by the impact of COVID-19, access to digital technology is becoming more and more important in keeping us connected, educated, and involved.

 
NEW Drone Logbook
March 28, 2020

This Drone Logbook is the perfect resource for hobbyists and drone operators to begin recording their flight time and experience. It provides space to log flight or mission details including date, aircraft identification, aircraft category (multi-rotor, single rotor, fixed wing), flight conditions, types of operating time, PIC time, takeoffs and landings, duration of flight and more.

 
Reduced Prices on Distance Learning Solutions for a Limited Time!
March 19, 2020

In light of changes impacting the training community as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, ASA is offering schools, instructors, and students ways to continue their study while still practicing safe distance recommendations. The ability to study and exchange information remotely should relieve some of the burden students and educators are experiencing during this difficult time. ASA's online training products simplify distance learning, and provide instructor tools to oversee student remote ground school progress.

 
Global Navigation for Pilots, New Third Edition
February 19, 2020

The Third Edition of Global Navigation for Pilots: International Flight Techniques and Procedures is now available from ASA. This book is for pilots who want to know more about both the planning and execution of international flights, from the basic knowledge of air navigation expected of an instrument-rated private pilot, and onward. Written and updated by Dale DeRemer, Ph.D. and Gary M. Ullrich , this book serves as the continuation of what has been the definitive textbook on long-distance, trans-oceanic flight navigation and operations since 1993.

 
The Advanced Pilot's Flight Manual New 9th Edition!
February 6, 2020

The Advanced Pilot’s Flight Manual has been helping pilots transition to advanced airplane models and types and prepare for their Commercial Pilot certificate for 50 years. In this new Ninth Edition published in 2020, author Bill Kershner bridges the gap between theory and practical application, covering the fundamentals of airplane aerodynamics and aircraft performance.

 
Aviator's Field Guide Series - New Titles Now Available!
January 28, 2020

Now available in the Aviator's Field Guide Series from ASA : An Aviator's Field Guide to Buying an Airplane , and An Aviator's Field Guide to Owning an Airplane . These guides provide practical insights for anyone planning to purchase and own a personal aircraft. Author Jason Blair offers guidance along with the expertise and experience of a pilot, instructor, designated pilot examiner and aircraft owner and operator.

 
Guide to the Flight Review
January 22, 2020

Now available from ASA, the eighth edition of Guide to the Flight Review: For Pilots and Instructors. Updated to reflect current rules and procedures, this book offers current FAA guidance on flight reviews. Information pertinent to today's operational environment has been added, including human factors, risk management, FAA certification standards, loss-of-control and upset recovery, ADS-B, Remote Pilots and drones.

 
James Johnson Named ASA Director of Aviation Training
January 14, 2020

James Johnson has been named Director of Aviation Training for Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (ASA), the leading publisher of aviation books and the largest producer of pilot supplies in the United States.

 
ASA Celebrates 80 Years!
January 8, 2020

Eighty years ago, ASA began providing the accurate, reliable, and trusted aviation training resources it has become known for today. Originally started by Creighton Merrill in 1940, the company's primary goal quickly evolved into training post-war military pilots. In 1960, the company broadened its production and development efforts with additional pilot supplies and textbooks.

 

2019

FAA Helicopter Flying Handbook NEW Edition!
November 22, 2019

A new edition of the FAA Helicopter Flying Handbook is now available from ASA. This is the primary resource for helicopter operations, and essential reading for applicants preparing for the private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificate with a helicopter class rating. In addition to a basic introduction to the helicopter, readers will find chapters on aerodynamics, flight controls, systems, performance, ground procedures, basic and advanced flight maneuvers, emergencies and hazards, attitude instrument flying, and night operations.

 
The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual NEW 4th Edition!
November 12, 2019

The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual is designed to prepare the reader for a turbine aircraft ground school, priming for a corporate or airline interview—or even upgrading to a personal jet or turboprop. This manual by veteran authors Greg Brown and Mark Holt clarifies the complex topics of turbine aircraft engines and all major power and airframe systems, subjects that are pertinent to flying bigger, faster, and more advanced aircraft.

 
Caravan, Now Available in eBook Formats
October 16, 2019

Known for being one of the most versatile and robust aircraft ever produced, the Cessna Caravan has become the DC-3 workhorse of our current times—as Cessna nicknames it, a "Swiss Army Knife with wings"! Now available in eBook formats, this pilot favorite does it all, on land or sea: bush flying, geophysical exploration and mapping, patrol, air ambulance, military, sightseeing, corporate, commuter airline, skydiving, cargo, missionary and humanitarian flying, and much more. The Caravan’s almost legendary reputation of safety and reliability remains a comforting constant for those who affectionately refer to the aircraft as their "flying SUV," "Suburban with a turbine," or "aerial truck."

 
NEW 6th Edition! The Complete Advanced Pilot
September 12, 2019

The new sixth edition of The Complete Advanced Pilot helps pilots streamline their efforts by preparing for the instrument rating and the commercial certificate simultaneously. Author Bob Gardner applies practical information so readers are not only prepared for the exams but also for the cockpit.

 
The Instrument Flight Manual, Eighth Edition
August 29, 2019

The Instrument Flight Manual contains everything students need to know to obtain an FAA instrument rating and serves as a great reference source for the instrument pilot needing a refresher. Updated by William C. Kershner, this Eighth Edition presents the basics of instrument flying with illustrations that aid understanding. Covered subjects include airplane performance and basic instrument flying, navigation and communications, clearances, planning IFR flight, and carrying out the instrument flight itself from preflight, takeoff and departure, en route, through to the approach and landing phases.

 
ASA's 2020 Prepware and Test Prep Bundles Now Available!
August 21, 2019

ASA's 2020 Prepware, Test Prep Bundles, and Test Guide Bundles are shipping now! Prepware software can be installed to your laptop or desktop computer using a disc or by simply downloading the software. Prepware also includes two-year access to Prepware.com allowing study online from any internet connected device.

 
Practical Safety Management Systems, Second Edition
August 19, 2019

The advent of the safety management system (SMS) has affected all aviation sectors worldwide, and is now required for most domestic and international air operations, through either regulatory or voluntary compliance. It’s easy to be intimidated by the scope and complexity of SMS, but this second edition of Practical Safety Management Systems distills the concepts and principles into a practical working format. Universities and training organizations will find guidance and resources to create, implement, and maintain a functioning SMS.

 
ASA Flight Planner Pad
August 8, 2019

On August 27th, the FAA will transition to mandatory use of the international flight plan format for all IFR and VFR domestic and international civil flights. ASA's Flight Planner Pad consists of 48 flight planning sheets that already meet this requirement and contain all the information necessary for an efficient and safe flight.

 
New Edition! Say Again, Please
August 6, 2019

In the sixth edition of Say Again, Please: Guide to Radio Communications author Bob Gardner explains how the ATC system works and teaches pilots what to say, what to expect to hear, and how to interpret and react to clearances and instructions. His conversational-yet-concise writing style will help increase a pilot's comfort level when using an aircraft radio.

 
ASA 2020 Catalogs Available!
August 1, 2019

ASA's new full-color, 48-page catalog showcasing the product line for 2020 is now available. In 1940, ASA began setting the standard for accurate, reliable and trusted training materials and pilot supplies. This 2020 Product Showcase begins a celebration of the 80-year anniversary for ASA.

 
Aeronautical Chart User's guide Updated
July 31, 2019

The updated 13th Edition of the Aeronautical Chart User's Guide by the FAA's Aeronautical Information Service is the definitive learning aid, reference document, and introduction to the wealth of information provided on aeronautical charts and in chart navigation publications. Included are explanations of all symbology used on the FAA charts including the world aeronautical charts, sectional aeronautical, terminal area, flyway planning, helicopter route, enroute low- and high-altitude, area, and oceanic route charts, as well as standard terminal arrival routes, standard instrument departures, and instrument approach procedures. Chart legends and airspace classifications tables are also included.

 
ASA's 2020 Test Prep Products Now Available!
July 18, 2019

ASA's 2020 Test Prep and Test Guide books are now available and shipping has begun! Prepare for your FAA Knowledge Exam using these time-proven and dependable study resources from the most trusted source in aviation training. Pass your test and know what is essential to become a safe, competent pilot, remote pilot, or aviation mechanic.

 
NEW Kneeboards for iPad mini and iPad Air
July 16, 2019

New rotating kneeboards for iPad mini and iPad Air provide the functionality and flexibility pilots need in and out of the cockpit. Covered with a soft, leather-like material and featuring a wide hook-and-loop leg strap to hold the kneeboard in place during flight, the rotating frame holds the device securely and allows for complete 360-degree rotation of the iPad.

 
Aircraft Dispatcher Oral Exam Guide, 3rd Edition
July 11, 2019

The third edition of the Aircraft Dispatcher Oral Exam Guide offers new and updated study material on revised regulations, weather, aircraft systems, performance topics and more for the FAA oral exam. This essential guide by author Dr. David C. Ison prepares test applicants with an explanation of the certification process, the knowledge requirements in a question-and-answer format, and reference materials for further study.

 
2020 FAR/AIM Series! 
July 10, 2019

ASA's 2020 FAR AIM Series has begun shipping! The FAR-FC and FAR-AMT books and bundles are shipping now. The FAR/AIM books and bundles will begin shipping July 19. The covers of the 2020 FAR/AIM Series pay tribute to the 80-year anniversary for ASA and the Boeing 307 Stratoliner. In 1940, as the Stratoliner entered service with Pan American Airways setting new standards for speed and comfort, ASA began setting the standard for accurate, reliable and trusted training materials and pilot supplies.

 
NEW Title — We Have a No Crash Policy!
June 17, 2019

In We Have a No Crash Policy!, author Adam L. Alpert explains the technology and human factors in flying from the pilot’s point of view, in an understandable, humorous way. Through engaging stories about flight, readers will learn how interpersonal skills can be tested in the course of attempting hard things, and how a good outcome often depends on the right combination of passion, desire, and skill.

 
NEW Edition! Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication and Repair 
June 11, 2019

Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication & Repair is the perfect introductory textbook for beginners yet is also functional for the composite professional. This Second Edition adds an introduction to composite nanomaterials, and expanded chapters on molding methods, adhesive bonding, joining and fastening. Authors Lou Dorworth, Ginger Gardiner and Greg Mellema provide updated information on advances in matrix technology and fiber reinforcements, as well as tooling, filament winding, and the various testing and inspection method improvements.

 
NEW! The Pilot's Manual--Airline Transport Pilot
May 28, 2019

The latest textbook in The Pilot's Manual Series , Airline Transport Pilot, covers the technical areas of becoming an airline pilot and highlights what it means to be an aviation professional. This book covers all the topics required by the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP). The authors provide practical advice on topics pertinent to a newly-hired airline pilot including aerodynamics with a focus on high altitude operations, stall prevention and recovery, safety culture, and much more.

 
New ASA Trucker Hat
May 23, 2019

The New ASA Trucker Hat is released in celebration of ASA providing trusted aviation training products for nearly 80 years to students, pilots, flight instructors, aviation maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, career aviators, remote pilots and drone operators. The hat features the highly recognizable logo that appears on all ASA products, which has become a symbol of aviation excellence.

 
New ATP ACS and Other ACS Updates
May 14, 2019

The new Airline Transport Pilot and Type Rating for Airplane Airman Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-11) will go into effect this June, and will replace the Airline Transport Pilot and Type Rating for Airplane Practical Test Standards (FAA-S-8081-5F).

 
NEW Book! Mountain, Canyon, and Backcountry Flying
April 2, 2019

Open up a whole new world of recreation with Mountain, Canyon, and Backcountry Flying by Amy L. Hoover and R.K. "Dick" Williams. For more than a century, pilots have been intrigued by the challenges of flight in the highest mountains and the deepest canyons on every continent. With this new book's guidance, readers can discover the allure of flying vacations to the less-accessible and roadless area recreational activities, guest lodges and bush camps.

 
NEW Book! Teaching Flight, by LeRoy Cook
March 12, 2019

A new title from ASA helps beginning or part-time flight instructors (CFIs) by providing guidance on what to expect as a student pilot progresses through the flight training process. In Teaching Flight , author LeRoy Cook lends his half-century of experience as a guide to motivate, inspire, and mentor new instructors.

 
ASA Partners with Choose Aerospace
February 28, 2019

ASA is proud to announce partnership with ChooseAerospace.org, in their effort to unite companies, associations, labor unions and educational institutions towards spurring interest in aerospace careers, and to identify and implement solutions for the aerospace workforce shortage. Choose Aerospace is a partnership of aerospace stakeholders joining forces to address one of the biggest threats to continued industry growth: the availability of a diverse, qualified technical workforce.

 
AMT Textbook and FAA Handbook Image Downloads
February 14, 2019

The AMT Graphics Textbook Images from the Dale Crane Series (ASA-AMT-GRAFX-5), and the FAA AMT Graphics Handbook Images (ASA-8083-AMT-GX) are now available for download. These PowerPoint® slides make it easy for instructors to create their own custom multi-media presentations to teach the principles the students are reading in the texts.

 
NEW Student Flight Record for Instrument and Commercial
January 8, 2019

The new edition of Student Flight Record for Instrument and Commercial Pilot (ASA-SFR-IC6) complies with Commercial Airman Certification Standards for Airplane (FAA-S-ACS-7A) as well as the Instrument Airman Certification Standards for Airplane (FAA-S-ACS-8B).

 

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