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Below is a list of online resources available in the Pilots - Private 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.
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/
AOPA Air Safety Institute
This site includes interactive online courses and quizzes on a variety of safety topics.
http://www.aopa.org/asf/
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/
Civil Air Patrol
An Air Force auxiliary, CAP performs search and rescue, disaster relief, counterdrug reconnaissance, and homeland security missions. CAP also has active cadet and aerospace education programs.
http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/
Datalink (AOPA Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's free online datalink mini-course.
http://flash.aopa.org/asf/datalink/
General Aviation & Commercial Division (FAA)
This page is the portal to policy information, products, and tools for the general aviation community.
http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/afs/afs800/
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
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/
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/
PTS - Private Pilot
This page provides links to practical test standard for the private pilot certificate.
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
Training index (FAA)
This page provides links to a number of FAA training materials for pilots.
http://www.faa.gov/pilots/training/
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