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EVERYTHING Private Pilot

We've created a checklist to help you get started and to come back to for reference. This checklist has everything you need to buy, everything you need to study, and everything you need to know. As you go through the course this checklist is designed to help you find everything you need!

The Checklist!

Physical Materials (buy these at any online store. There are MANY options, so shop around and see what you like. Don't be afraid to ask for our recommendations.)

                Kneeboard

                Plotter

                E6B

                Hood/foogles

                Flight Planning Forms

                FAR/AIM (recommended)

               Current Charts (updated with Aeronautical Chart Bulletins)

                            https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/vfr_chart_updates/

 

Navigation Options

                Charts

                ForeFlight

                FlyQ

                Avare (Android - free)

                FlyQ Pocket (Android - free)

Things you need to Reference

                Chart Supplement

                                https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/dafd/

                                https://skyvector.com/

                                https://www.1800wxbrief.com/Website/#!/ 

                                EFBs (FlyQ Pocket, ForeFlight, Avare, etc)

                Airport Diagrams

                                https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/dtpp/search/

                                EFBs (FlyQ Pocket, ForeFlight, Avare, etc)

                NOTAMS

                                https://www.1800wxbrief.com/Website/#!/  (free account & get OPEN/CLOSE Flt plan service!)

                                https://www.notams.faa.gov/dinsQueryWeb/

                                https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/nsapp.html#/

                NOTICE TO AIRMEN PUBLICATIONS (aka Long Term NOTAMS)  

                                https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/domesticnotices/

                Wind/Weather

                                https://www.aviationweather.gov/

                                https://www.1800wxbrief.com/Website/dashboard

                                https://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi

                Special Use Airspace

                                https://sua.faa.gov/sua/siteFrame.app

                Chart Legend

                                Everything possible on the chart:                                             (https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/aero_guide/media/editions/16Jul2020/cug-complete.pdf)

                Advisory Circulars

                                https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.list?display=current&q=

                Airworthy Directives

                                https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/airworthiness_directives/

                Airman Certification Standards (ACS)

                                https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/acs/

 

 

Things you NEED to study

                FAR/AIM

                                We don’t recommend but electronic:

                                            FAR https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title14/14tab_02.tpl

                                            AIM https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/media/aim.pdf

                Airman Certification Standards (ACS)

                                https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/acs/

                Pilot Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

                                https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/phak/

                Airplane Flying Handbook

                                https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/airplane_handbook/

 

Things we RECOMMEND you Study

                ASA Knowledge Test Prep-Guide (can also be found on Amazon, Sporty’s, etc)

                                https://www.asa2fly.com/Pilot-Test-Prep-Books-C22.aspx

                ASA Oral Study Guide (can also be found on Amazon, Sporty’s, etc)

                                https://www.asa2fly.com/Oral-Exam-Guides-C25.aspx