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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).



New iPad Rotating Kneeboard
December 4, 2018

The new iPad Rotating Kneeboard from ASA provides 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.

New Edition! Inspection Authorization Test Prep
November 26, 2018

New editions of Inspection Authorization Test Prep , Prepware, and Test Prep Bundle are now available. The IA Test Prep products are designed for Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) seeking an Inspection Authorization (IA) qualification, as well as for AMT schools preparing students for the IA test.

New Edition! Fly The Wing
November 20, 2018

Pilots planning a career in aviation will find Fly The Wing provides important insights not covered in other books. Author Billy Walker writes in an easy, conversational style and in this fourth edition progresses from ground school equipment and procedures to simulators and actual flight. Covered here is the physical, psychological, and technical preparation pilots need in order to acquire an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate while maintaining the highest standards of performance.

NEW Edition! The Complete Multi-Engine Pilot
November 15, 2018

In The Complete Multi-Engine Pilot, author Bob Gardner teaches readers the fundamentals of flying multi-engine airplanes and the aerodynamic laws that govern multi-engine flight. This is the book pilots have been relying on to learn multi-engine flying for more than 20 years.

Plot Your Course for 2019
October 30, 2018

Designed to mimic a true aeronautical chart, ASA's Plotting Your Course fold-out brochure is loaded with useful information about how to get a pilot's license. Proven to be effective in sparking the interest of aspiring aviators, this informational brochure now includes resources for drone operators and those seeking a Remote Pilot Certificate.

NEW Edition! Virtual Test Prep Series Images
October 22, 2018

ASA's Virtual Test Prep Series Images include more than 5,000 slides from the Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI, Flight Maneuvers, and Remote Pilot Virtual Test Prep Aviation Ground School programs. A great tool for classroom instruction, the slides are categorized and labeled to make them easy to identify for the course and lesson instructors want to use. The graphics can be viewed together as a slideshow, or used individually in a customized presentation.

NEW! FAA Commercial Pilot: Military Competence ACS
October 16, 2018

The FAA has introduced a Commercial Pilot - Military Competence Airman Certification Standard (ACS). Now available as a FREE download from ASA, t his document communicates the aeronautical knowledge standards for military or former military pilots seeking a commercial pilot certificate with the appropriate aircraft category and class rating per 14 CFR part 61, section 61.73.

New Edition! Train Like You Fly
October 10, 2018

The second edition of Train Like You Fly: A Flight Instructor's Guide to Scenario-Based Training uses a script of real-world experiences to address flight training objectives. Author Arlynn McMahon explores the key ingredients necessary to make a good pilot, and shares practical techniques to bring it all into the cockpit.

New! Remote Pilot Virtual Test Prep
October 4, 2018

The Remote Pilot Virtual Test Prep: An Aviation Ground School from ASA is a comprehensive video ground school designed to prepare applicants to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Knowledge Exam and earn a Remote Pilot certificate with a small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) rating. This course is also beneficial to Remote Pilots who are renewing their certificates.

New Edition! Aviation Maintenance Technician Series: Powerplant
September 19, 2018

The third book of the the Dale Crane AMT Series, Aviation Maintenance Technician: Powerplant sets the pace for maintenance technician training, and serves as an essential resource to pass the FAA Knowledge Exam. Now in its fourth edition, this textbook has been updated to meet modern practices and procedures, featuring full-color illustrations throughout.

New Editions! FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbooks
September 17, 2018

Newly updated for 2018, these new editions of Airframe: Volume 1 (ASA-8083-31AV1), Airframe: Volume 2 (ASA-8083-31AV2), and Powerplant: Volumes 1 and 2 (ASA-8083-32A) reflect current technologies, equipment and procedures. These handbooks are for both students and instructors, and also serve as invaluable reference guides for current technicians who wish to improve their knowledge.

6th Edition! The Complete Private Pilot Syllabus
August 29, 2018

The sixth edition of The Complete Private Pilot Syllabus provides both flight and ground training for complete preparedness to earning a Private Pilot certificate with an Airplane rating. This comprehensive guide ensures pilots learn what they need satisfies both Part 141 and Part 61 requirements ensuring that pilots learn the skills they need to be successful on the day of their checkride.

Prepware App for Windows Mobile Devices
August 27, 2018

Prepware for Windows mobile is a preparation, study and test app for Pilot and Maintenance FAA Knowledge Exams. Applicants can study by subject, supported with explanations and correct answers, take true-to-form practice tests, and review the graded sessions.

Private Pilot Student Flight Record Updated!
August 7, 2018

The new edition of the Private Pilot Student Flight Record complies with the Airman Certification Standards and serves as a permanent training record for flight instructors and their students.

ASA 2019 Catalogs Available!
July 20, 2018

NASA's new full-color, 48-page catalog showcasing the product line for 2019 is now available. The 2019 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.

2019 FAR/AIM Series!
July 19, 2018

ASA's 2019 FAR AIM Series has begun shipping! The FAR/AIM books and bundles are shipping now. The FAR/FC and FAR/AMT books will begin shipping in early August.

ASA's 2019 Test Prep Products Now Available!
July 18, 2018

ASA's 2019 Test Prep and Test Guide books, Test Prep Bundles and Prepware software 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.

NEW Edition! Practical Guide to the CFI Checkride
July 16, 2018

The Second Edition of Gregg Brightwell's Practical Guide to the CFI Checkride clarifies in "plain language" exactly what flight instructor applicants must know and demonstrate during the oral portion of the FAA Practical Exam, eliminating any surprise about examiner expectations. Incorporated with the specific task elements from the appropriate Practical Test Standards, the concise information fills the gap between textbook learning and practical application, resulting in better-prepared applicants.

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, 2018

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.


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