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Below is a list of online resources available in the Pilots - CFI category. The FAA is not responsible for the contents of the non-government sites listed. The list is provided only as a convenience to the users of this site. Click here to return to the category list

Aeronautical Decision Making (FAA)
This advisory circular provides introductory material, background information, and reference material on aeronautical decision making.
AOPA Air Safety Institute
This site includes interactive online courses and quizzes on a variety of safety topics.
AOPA Tools for CFIs
Part of the AOPA Flight Training website, this site includes information, tools, and resources for flight instructors.
Aviation Safety Connection
The website addresses fundamental safety issues related to pilot performance, including leadership, judgment, decison-making, and airmanship. There is no cost to subscribe.
Aviation Safety Reporting Program (FAA)
This advisory circular describes the FAA Aviation Safety Reporting Program, which uses the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a third party to receive reports.$FILE/AC00-46D.pdf
Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)
The ASRS ("NASA forms") collects, analyzes, and responds to voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports in order to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents.
Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)
Voluntary Non-Punitive Safety Reporting
Aviators Model Code of Conduct
This site provides suggested practices for general aviation pilots to advance flight safety, airmanship and the general aviation community.
DC ADIZ Visual Warning System (AOPA/ASF)
This link goes to a free ASF mini-course on the Visual Warning System.
Endorsements (FAA)
This advisory circular (61-65E) contains guidance on certification standards and includes recommended endorsements.
FIRC - Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic Guidance (FAA)
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for the preparation and approval of FAA-approved flight instructor refresher clinics (FIRC) conducted by industry.
FITS - FAA/Industry Training Standards
This page has links to information and resources on the FAA/Industry Training Standards (FITS) program for training in technically advanced aircraft.
Flight Instructor Refresher Clinics
This link goes to information about flight instructor refresher clinics (FIRCs).
Flight Review Guidance (FAA)
This link goes to a guide on "Conducting an Effective Flight Review"
Flying In Icing Conditions - FAA Fact Sheet
A quick overview of the short-and long-term safety actions the FAA has taken over the past 15 years to improve safety of aircraft that encounter icing conditions on the ground and in flight.
GPS for IFR (AOPA/Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the Air Safety Foundation's free online GPS for IFR course.
GPS for VFR (AOPA Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the Air Safety Foundation's free online GPS for VFR course.
Handbook - Airplane Flying
This page provides links to PDF chapters of FAA-H-8083-3A, the Airplane Flying Handbook (7 parts).
Human Factors Awareness Course (FAA)
This link goes to FAA's online training course on human factors.
Human Factors Information
This site is designed to help pilots understand how decision-making skills, attitudes, and personality can influence the safety of flight.
Instrument Procedures Handbook
FAA-H-8261-1A Instrument Procedures Handbook. This handbook provides the most up-to-date guidance on how to operate safely within the National Airspace System.
NACO Digital Terminal Procedures Publication
This page provides a portal for searching, viewing, and downloading all the US Terminal Procedure Publications (TPPs), which are available in PDF format files.
National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO)
The FAA's NACO publishes and distributes US government civil aeronautical charts and flight information publications. This site includes links to the Aeronautical Chart User's Guide.
National Association of Flight Instructors
NAFI is an international organization dedicated to raising and maintaining the professional standing of the flight instructor in the aviation community. This site includes information on NAFI's Master Instructor program.
Personal Minimums Checklist (PAVE)
An easy-to-use, personal risk management tool, tailored to your level of knowledge, skill, and ability.
Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge Handbook (FAA)
This page provides links to PDF chapters of FAA-H-8083-25, the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (4 parts).
Pneumatic Systems (AOPA Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's free online Pneumatic Systems mini-course.
Practical Risk Management in General Aviation
This link goes to an FAA Aviation News article on practical risk management for general aviation.
Practical Test Standards (menu)
This page provides links to FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) documents.
Risk Management and System Safety
This page contains links to flight instructor refresher clinic modules that introduce system safety and risk management concepts and offer suggestions on incorporating these principles into flight training.
Risk Management Teaching Tips
This link goes to pamphlets on teaching risk management in GA.
Security - AOPA Airport Watch
This link goes to the AOPA / TSA Airport Watch program page.
Security - TSA Information for General Aviation
This link goes to TSA's main menu for general aviation security information.
Security Awareness Training - Recurrent (TSA)
This link goes to the TSA website page on security awareness training for flight school employees and independent flight instructors. - Midair Collision Avoidance Tool
SEE and AVOID military aircraft in your airspace by entering your airport identifier to ensure a safe flight-plan and avoid midair collisions.
Stall & Spin Awareness (FAA)
This advisory circular explains the stall and spin awareness training required under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61 and offers guidance to flight instructors who provide that training.$FILE/AC61-67C.pdf
Transition Training
This link opens a PDF version of AC 61-9B on transition to more complex single-engine and light twin aircraft.$FILE/ATT4Q7X4/AC61-9B.pdf
Weather Decision-Making Guide (Online Version)
This site is an online version of the GA Pilot's Weather Decision-Making Guide.