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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

AC - Checklist
This web page contains a searchable list of current FAA advisory circulars.
https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.list
Aeronautical Decision Making (FAA)
This advisory circular provides introductory material, background information, and reference material on aeronautical decision making.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/CCDD54376BFDF5FD862569D100733983?OpenDocument
AIS, Aeronautical Information Services (Formerly NACO)
Aeronautical Information Services is the FAA's civil aviation authority providing the foundations for flight in the national airspace system.
https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/
AIS, 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.
https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/dtpp/
AOPA Air Safety Institute
This site includes interactive online courses and quizzes on a variety of safety topics.
http://www.aopa.org/asf/
AOPA Tools for CFIs
Part of the AOPA Flight Training website, this site includes information, tools, and resources for flight instructors.
http://flighttraining.aopa.org/cfi_tools/
Aviation Safety Connection
The Aviation.org website addresses fundamental safety issues related to pilot performance, including leadership, judgment, decison-making, and airmanship. There is no cost to subscribe.
http://www.aviation.org/
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.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/64358057433fe192862569e7006da716/$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.
http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/
Aviators Model Code of Conduct
This site provides suggested practices for general aviation pilots to advance flight safety, airmanship and the general aviation community.
http://www.secureav.com/AMCC-Listings-Page.html
Endorsements (FAA)
This advisory circular (61-65E) contains guidance on certification standards and includes recommended endorsements.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/2E1337FC395E0A33862570D0005EA8A2?OpenDocument
FAA-Industry Training Standards (FITS)
Scenario based training is used to enhance the GA pilots' aeronautical decision making, risk management, and single pilot resource management skills.
https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/training/fits/
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.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/8B64DEAB4740F88C8625738E0071DD81?OpenDocument
Flight Instructor Refresher Clinics
This link goes to information about flight instructor refresher clinics (FIRCs).
http://www.faa.gov/pilots/training/firc/
Flight Review Guidance (FAA)
This link goes to a guide on "Conducting an Effective Flight Review"
http://www.faa.gov/pilots/training/media/flight_review.pdf
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.
http://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=10398
GPS for IFR (AOPA/Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the Air Safety Foundation's free online GPS for IFR course.
http://flash.aopa.org/asf/gps_ifr/flash.cfm
GPS for VFR (AOPA Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the Air Safety Foundation's free online GPS for VFR course.
http://flash.aopa.org/asf/gps_vfr
Human Factors Awareness Course (FAA)
This link goes to FAA's online training course on human factors.
http://www.hf.faa.gov/Webtraining/index.htm
Human Factors Information
This site is designed to help pilots understand how decision-making skills, attitudes, and personality can influence the safety of flight.
http://www.avhf.com
IMC Club (EAA)
IMC Club chapters provide monthly meetings in your area to discuss instrument flying
https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-communities-and-interests/imc-club
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.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/instrument_procedures_handbook/
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.
http://www.nafinet.org
Personal Minimums Checklist (PAVE)
An easy-to-use, personal risk management tool, tailored to your level of knowledge, skill, and ability.
https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/training/fits/guidance/media/personal%20minimums%20checklist.pdf
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 (17 Chapters).
https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/phak/
Pneumatic Systems (AOPA Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's free online Pneumatic Systems mini-course.
http://flash.aopa.org/asf/pneumatic_systems/
Practical Test Standards (menu)
This page provides links to FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) documents.
http://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_standards/
SeeAndAvoid.org - 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.
http://www.seeandavoid.org
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.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/a2fdf912342e575786256ca20061e343/$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.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/9fb4b32f92b4de56862569b9007093eb/$FILE/ATT4Q7X4/AC61-9B.pdf
Weather Decision-Making Guide
General Aviation Pilot’s Guide to Preflight Weather Planning, Weather Self-Briefings, and Weather Decision Making
https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/update/media/ga_weather_decision_making.pdf