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NAFI - FAA Presents PTS to ACS Update
FAA Safety Inspector Robert Terry Presents Updates To The Airman Certification Standards
Date and Time:
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, starting at 19:00 Central Standard Time (17:00 PST; 18:00 MST; 20:00 EST; 15:00 HST; 16:00 AKST; 18:00 Arizona; Thursday, November 19, 2020 01:00 GMT)
Robert Terry, Ron Timmermans
Brief Description:

The presenters will discuss changes and application of the Airman Certification Standards including updates and interpretations.  Viewer questions will be answered by the presenters during this LIVE program.

Specific topics that will be covered are;

• The reasons for changing from PTS to ACS
• Points of interest on ACS for; 

  • Private Pilot-Airplane
  • Instrument Rating-Airplane 
  • Commercial Pilot-Airplane
  • Airline Transport Pilot
  • Type Rating-Airplane

•    The Appendices will be be covered in detail
•    Additional resources

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Aeronautical Proficiency Training
Phone: 314-787-7454
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Robert Terry is an Operations Aviation Safety Inspector in the FAA Airman Testing Branch.  During his 13 years with the FAA Robert has served

  • 6 years in the Airman Testing Branch
  • 4 years at the FAA Academy as an instructor
  • 3 years in the Will Rogers District Field Office 

He holds the following Certificates and Ratings

  • Multiengine ATP, with N265 (Sabreliner Type Rating)
  • Commercial Pilot, Airplane Single-Engine Land, Instrument Airplane
  • Certified Flight Instructor - Gold Seal: Airplane SEL, MEL, Instrument Airplane
  • Ground Instructor: Advanced, Instrument



Ron Timmermans earned his Private Pilot Certificate in 1972, and went on to add Commercial, Instrument, CFI/MEI, ATP, and Remote Pilot. Shortly after earning a CFIIA/MEI-IA, Ron became a Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program Ground and Flight instructor. He also started a part-time flight instruction practice which, as he moved to locations around the country with his career, grew because of his recognized expertise as a Beechcraft instructor in the area.

Selected by AOPA as a professional ground instructor for the ‘Rusty Pilots’ program, Ron now makes presentations to reach long inactive pilots to encourage their return to flight. Ron is a FAASTeam Lead Representative giving monthly presentations on GA safety topics, has given many Young Eagle rides, has authored training curriculum, and has developed flight instructor standardization guides, published articles, and served in leadership positions on the American Bonanza Society Board of Directors.



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Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
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National Project:
Any other Operations task not covered in the NPP
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