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New Editions! Visualized Flight Maneuvers Handbooks
February 15, 2022

These comprehensive maneuvers manuals are excellent visual aids for instructors and pilots in training, covering all the flight maneuvers required for Private, Sport, Commercial, and Flight Instructor certification. Each maneuver is depicted in detail according to type of aircraft in which the lesson will take place (high wing or low wing), states the objective of the task, and lists the FAA Certification Standards required, serving as an effective learning and teaching tool.

NEW Edition! Airline Pilot Technical Interviews
February 8, 2022

All kinds of technical questions can be asked in an airline interview, yet there is a specific approach pilot applicants should take to successfully prepare for this part of the hiring process. In this expanded fourth edition of the book, author Ron McElroy gives readers an abundance of preparatory exercises in the areas of mental math, approach plates, regulations and procedures, weather, systems and aerodynamics, and cockpit situations to analyze and resolve. You will also be acquainted with 14 CFR Part 111 Pilot Records Database so that you are aware of the information sharing that occurs between employers.

NEW Edition! The Complete Multi-Engine Pilot
January 6, 2022

Pilots learning multi-engine flying have relied on this essential book for more than 20 years. Learn fundamentals of flying multi-engine airplanes and the aerodynamic laws that govern multi-engine flight under Bob Gardner’s experienced and energetic tutoring.



NEW Title! Navigating Weather, by David Ison
November 2, 2021

Weather radar information is one of the most valuable tools available to pilots to ensure safe, efficient, and comfortable flight operations. Onboard weather radar allows pilots to tactically navigate near and around severe weather with confidence. And with the advent of datalink radar data systems, pilots of all types of aircraft and skill levels can easily access similar vital information.

NEW Edition of The Basic Aerobatic Manual
October 21, 2021

A complete reference for the beginning aerobatic pilot in training, with invaluable unusual attitude and spin recovery information for the more straight-and-level flyer. This book emphasizes techniques for the Cessna Aerobat models, but the described maneuvers easily translate to other aerobatics-certified airplanes.

2022 ASA Test Prep Products Shipping Early November!
October 18, 2021

ASA's 2022 Test Prep Books for pilots, Test Guides for mechanics, Prepware, and Prepware Bundles will begin shipping early November. ASA Test Prep materials prepare pilots and mechanics for the FAA Knowledge Exams by providing questions supported with explanations for correct and incorrect answers, FAA references for further study, and airman test report codes for remedial study.

ASA Announces Retirement of President Mike Lorden
October 5, 2021

Mike Lorden, President and owner of Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (ASA), will be retiring December 31, 2021. ASA is the leading publisher of aviation books and the largest producer of pilot supplies in the United States.

NEW Edition of the FAA Airplane Flying Handbook
October 1, 2021

The FAA Airplane Flying Handbook introduces the basic pilot skills and knowledge essential for flying airplanes and has been pilots' required reading for more than 40 years. This book benefits student pilots just beginning their aviation endeavors as well as pilots who are preparing for additional certificates and ratings or who want to improve their flying proficiency, and it is useful for flight instructors engaged in teaching pilots of all skill levels.

NEW Textbook Edition! The Pilot's Manual: Flight School
September 23, 2021

The sixth edition of The Pilot's Manual: Flight School covers all the tasks for the FAA Practical Exam for the Private and Commercial Certificates. With text supported by more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, students will gain both a theoretical and operational understanding of flying. In addition to covering all the maneuvers required for the checkride, this textbook also prepares readers for the student pilot milestones: first solo, cross-country, instrument, and night flight.

NEW Tenth Edition! Commercial Pilot Oral Exam Guide
September 2, 2021

This tenth edition of the Commercial Pilot Oral Exam Guide by Michael Hayes contains updates and regulatory changes throughout. New information on types of dry leases included in rental agreements, updated procedures for replacement of a lost or destroyed airman certificate issued under Part 61, and updated flight simulator terminology to read as “full flight simulator” are just a few.

ASA 2022 FAR.AIM Series Books, eBooks, Apps
July 28, 2021

ASA's 2022 FAR/AIM, FAR for Flight Crew, and FAR for Aviation Maintenance Technicians will be shipping mid-August.

NEW Fourteenth Edition! FAA Aeronautical Chart User's Guide
July 1, 2021

The fourteenth edition of the Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide is an excellent reference for novice and experienced pilots alike, as well as international pilots becoming familiar with U.S. charts.

NEW Third Edition! Lesson Plans to Train Like You Fly
April 22, 2021

Lesson Plans to Train Like You Fly presents lesson plans for flight instructors in the form of scenario-based maneuver briefings. A rich resource for active instructors, these lesson plans are also helpful to CFI applicants preparing their own materials. This book can be used as a companion book for flight instructors who are following the principles of scenario-based training taught in Arlynn McMahon’s first book, Train Like You Fly: A Flight Instructor’s Guide to Scenario-Based Training.

Two Books from David Robson Now Available as eBooks
April 15, 2021

Previously only available in print, Conventional Gear: Flying a Taildragger and Transition to Twins: Your First Multi-Engine Rating by author David Robson are now also available in eBook formats.

New Remote Pilot Airman Certification Standards!
April 13, 2021

The latest edition of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Remote Pilot - Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airman Certification Standards (ACS) is now available from ASA. Major enhancements to this edition include updates to the "Airman Certification Standards Concept" subsection, and the addition of several knowledge elements related to operating rules, operations over people, remote identification (RID), airspace operational requirements, airport operations, emergency procedures, physiology, and maintenance and inspection procedures.

ASA Digital Textbooks Now Available on RedShelf
March 23, 2021

ASA is partnering with one of the nation’s leading educational technology companies. Along with over 10,000 publishing partners, RedShelf has helped thousands of colleges and millions of students transition swiftly and effortlessly from traditional print to engaging digital textbooks. RedShelf reaches millions of students and boasts the nation's most utilized Inclusive Access platform among independent bookstores. It is also a primary digital provider to all Follett-managed stores. Full purchase and rental options for eBooks are available to best meet students' needs.

NEW! Aviation High School
February 18, 2021

The Aviation High School Facilitator Guide and corresponding interactive Student Notebook from ASA address a growing need for solid instruction, inquiry, and development of future-ready competencies and interest in aviation at the high school level. This curriculum promotes aviation as an innovative field and includes an exploration of the industry and the diverse career opportunities available along with the study of the fundamentals of flight.

NEW Eighth Edition Multi-Engine Oral Exam Guide!
January 26, 2021

The Multi-Engine Oral Exam Guide by Michael Hayes is designed to help prepare pilots for the oral exam portion of their checkride with FAA examiners. Using a question-and-answer format, this indispensable tool lists the questions most likely to be asked by examiners and provides succinct, ready responses. All the subjects a Multi-Engine candidate will be tested on during checkride and review flights are covered here.



ASA 2021 Catalogs Available
December 3, 2020

ASA's new full-color 48-page catalog showcasing the product line for 2021 is now available! The 2021 Product Showcase includes product descriptions, pictures, and order and pricing information for more than 700 educational training products and supplies for aviation students, pilots, instructors, enthusiasts, and professionals. Prepare for your next rating, pick up a new 2021 FAR/AIM, and order the supplies you need to be a safe, competent pilot.

Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms—New Seventh Edition!
November 12, 2020

The Seventh Edition of Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms contains more than 12,000 accurate, aviation-specific terms and definitions. Originally written by Dale Crane, this reference collects all of the terms in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, glossaries from FAA handbooks, advisory circulars, the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) and Pilot/Controller Glossary, as well as definitions not found in government publications to serve as the ultimate resource for aviation terminology and nomenclature.

NEW Textbook Images for The Pilot's Manual Series
November 10, 2020

Updated textbook images for The Pilot's Manual Volume 2: Ground School are now available for download. This file contains all the illustrations and figures from the textbook, for instructor use in the classroom. PowerPoint® slides make it easy for instructors to create their own custom multi-media presentations to teach the principles the students are reading in the book. Slides can be viewed collectively as a slideshow, or inserted as individual slides in a presentation.

Air Carrier Operations—New Third Edition!
November 5, 2020

Whether it's a Part 121 airline or a Part 135 charter operator, a company lives or dies by its compliance with the applicable Federal Aviation Regulations. Air Carrier Operations introduces students of aviation to the significant Federal Aviation Regulations affecting airline operations. Students and professionals gain an appreciation of the variety of regulatory issues involved in air carrier operations and gather the background information they need to identify and apply the relevant regulations.

ASA Pilot Training Kits Updated!
October 27, 2020

ASA's student pilot training kits are built by combining our best books, flight planning tools, and pilot supplies into packages that meet Part 61 and 141 airplane and helicopter pilot training program requirements. Each kit has been updated to include the most current and up-to-date titles and editions ensuring students meet all the regulatory requirements and are completely prepared for both the FAA Knowledge Exam and the checkride.

The Pilot's Manual Volume 2: Ground School—New Edition!
October 22, 2020

The Fifth Edition of The Pilot's Manual Volume 2: Ground School walks students through everything they need to know to pass both the Private and Commercial FAA Knowledge Exams and prepare for the oral portion of the checkrides. All the knowledge requirements are covered, including aerodynamics, the airplane, performance factors, aeronautical decision making (ADM), risk management, human factors, weather, regulations, charts and airspace, airport operations, navigation, and flight planning.

2021 Test Prep Products Available Now!
October 21, 2020

ASA Test Prep materials prepare pilots and mechanics for the FAA Knowledge Exams by providing questions supported with explanations for correct and incorrect answers, FAA references for further study, and airman test report codes for remedial study. How do you like to study? Multiple formats enable you to find the best method of study to suit your learning style. Free updates are available both online and through an email update subscription service for all test preparation products.

New Edition! Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide
October 20, 2020

The Twelfth Edition of the Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide by Michael Hayes, has been updated to remain in alignment with the Airman Certification Standards (ACS), and includes new information on BasicMed, aircraft maintenance, weather services, aircraft performance, weight and balance, and new technologies including ADS-B, TIS-B, and SATR. Regulatory information has been updated to include SFARs, ICAO flight plans, and night definition.

The Complete Private Pilot—New Edition!
October 15, 2020

The thirteenth edition of The Complete Private Pilot is now available from ASA. This book is for anyone interested in pursuing and obtaining a Private Pilot, Sport Pilot or Recreational Pilot certificate. Using the FAA exam as the premise for learning, Gardner applies practical information so readers are not only prepared for the test, but also for the cockpit...The seventh edition of The Complete Private Pilot Syllabus has been updated to align with the new textbook.

Sunrise to Sunset—Night Flight Techniques
October 8, 2020

Veteran author David Robson prepares readers for the unique considerations involved with night operations in Sunset to Sunrise. Now available in eBook formats, this book offers information and practical techniques including flying on instruments, weather, human factors, regulations, preflight preparations, navigation, takeoffs, landings, and emergency situations. Readers will come away equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy the night flying experience to the fullest.

New Edition: Checklist for Success
September 29, 2020

The Seventh Edition of Checklist for Success: A Pilot's Guide to the Successful Airline Interview offers a step-by-step preparation program, guiding pilots from application through the interview. Author Cheryl Cage, whose name has become synonymous with exceptional career guidance, illustrates her points clearly by stepping aside often to reflect on her own experiences in counseling aspiring pilots, furloughed pilots, and career changers.

New Edition! Airline Transport Pilot Oral Exam Guide
September 1, 2020

The Fifth Edition of the Airline Transport Pilot Oral Exam Guide (ASA-OEG-ATP5) has been updated extensively to comply with the ATP Airman Certification Standards (ACS) and Advisory Circular 61-138 Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program. This new edition will ensure ATP applicants are familiar with what they must know, consider, and do during their checkride.

2021 FAR/AIM Series!
August 27, 2020

ASA's 2021 FAR/AIM, FAR for Flight Crew, and FAR for Aviation Maintenance Technicians are shipping now! The 2021 FAR/AIM Series delivers the accurate, reliable, and trusted content aviators and mechanics have come to expect from the leaders in aviation training. Printed on premium paper and known for their time-tested and preferred format and layout, the ASA FAR/AIM Series books are indexed and show clearly-marked changes since the last release for quick reference. The FAR for Flight Crew and FAR for Aviation Maintenance Technicians books contain black and white tables and graphics. The FAR/AIM features full-color graphics and includes a suggested study list of regulations and aeronautical information.

New Edition! Private Pilot Virtual Test Prep®
August 4, 2020

Nearly 11 hours of high quality ground school video presentation combined with Prepware Download Edition and Prepware Online, provide thorough preparation for the FAA Knowledge Exam.

Human Factors: Enhancing Pilot Performance
June 2, 2020

A new textbook by veteran author Dale Wilson provides the aviation community with a comprehensive, engaging, and current guide to the subject of aviation human factors. S ome accidents happen due to mechanical failure, improper maintenance, or hazardous weather—but the vast majority are caused by pilot action (or inaction). Pilots can commit errors and make decisions that lead to tragic outcomes. Most accidents are not intentional; inadvertent errors made by flight crews arise from normal human physiological, psychological, and pyschosocial limitations.

Instrument Pilot Oral Exam Guide: NEW 10th Edition!
June 2, 2020

Updated throughout to reflect current regulations, procedures, FAA references and checkride practices including scenario-based testing. New questions have been added covering topics such as BasicMed, weather services (including Graphical Forecast Analysis), ICAO flight plans, flight simulators, Flight Training Devices, Advanced Training Devices and transponder requirements (such as ADS-B, TIS-B and FIS-B).

FAA Aviation Instructor's Handbook NEW Edition!
May 29, 2020

Last updated in 2008, this new edition of the Aviation Instructor's Handbook was developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in cooperation with aviation educators and the industry to help beginning instructors understand and apply the fundamentals of instruction. Designed for ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors, this handbook provides up-to-date information on learning and teaching aeronautical knowledge, risk management and skills.

Sarah Hager Named ASA Production Manager
May 19, 2020

Sarah Hager has been named Production Manager for Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (ASA), the leading publisher of aviation books and the largest producer of pilot supplies in the United States. She joined the ASA team in 2009 as a graphic designer, and performed key roles in the production of the FAR/AIM and Test Prep series as well as the development of ASA's eBook products and their implementation into the digital marketplace.

ASA Provides Product Cleaning and Use Recommendations
May 14, 2020

In light of the safety issues surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, ASA has prepared a document outlining how to clean and disinfect books and pilot supplies. This ASA InFO document provides recommendations for the HS-1A AirClassics™ Headset, CX-3 Flight Computer, Flight Timer 2, and all ASA books, E6-B Flight Computers, plotters, and The Standard™ series logbooks.

Reduced Pricing EXTENDED Through August 31, 2020!
May 12, 2020

ASA is extending the reduced prices on Prepware Online and Online Ground School, as well as the FREE Prepware School offer to qualifying schools. Originally scheduled to expire May 31, these offers will now remain in effect through August 31, 2020.

Practical Aviation and Aerospace Law - Seventh Edition!
April 28, 2020

This book is an invaluable reference guide for aviation and aerospace business managers, pilots, maintenance personnel, aircraft owners, air traffic controllers, air safety investigators, operators of unmanned aircraft, and others involved in aviation or aerospace as a profession or hobby.

ASA Digital Products Now Available From Retailers Everywhere!
March 31, 2020

ASA eBooks are now available to distributors and retailers all over the world, enabling them to sell ASA ebooks easily and efficiently. As our regular daily lives continue to be altered by the impact of COVID-19, access to digital technology is becoming more and more important in keeping us connected, educated, and involved.

NEW Drone Logbook
March 28, 2020

This Drone Logbook is the perfect resource for hobbyists and drone operators to begin recording their flight time and experience. It provides space to log flight or mission details including date, aircraft identification, aircraft category (multi-rotor, single rotor, fixed wing), flight conditions, types of operating time, PIC time, takeoffs and landings, duration of flight and more.

Reduced Prices on Distance Learning Solutions for a Limited Time!
March 19, 2020

In light of changes impacting the training community as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, ASA is offering schools, instructors, and students ways to continue their study while still practicing safe distance recommendations. The ability to study and exchange information remotely should relieve some of the burden students and educators are experiencing during this difficult time. ASA's online training products simplify distance learning, and provide instructor tools to oversee student remote ground school progress.

Global Navigation for Pilots, New Third Edition
February 19, 2020

The Third Edition of Global Navigation for Pilots: International Flight Techniques and Procedures is now available from ASA. This book is for pilots who want to know more about both the planning and execution of international flights, from the basic knowledge of air navigation expected of an instrument-rated private pilot, and onward. Written and updated by Dale DeRemer, Ph.D. and Gary M. Ullrich , this book serves as the continuation of what has been the definitive textbook on long-distance, trans-oceanic flight navigation and operations since 1993.

The Advanced Pilot's Flight Manual New 9th Edition!
February 6, 2020

The Advanced Pilot’s Flight Manual has been helping pilots transition to advanced airplane models and types and prepare for their Commercial Pilot certificate for 50 years. In this new Ninth Edition published in 2020, author Bill Kershner bridges the gap between theory and practical application, covering the fundamentals of airplane aerodynamics and aircraft performance.

Aviator's Field Guide Series - New Titles Now Available!
January 28, 2020

Now available in the Aviator's Field Guide Series from ASA : An Aviator's Field Guide to Buying an Airplane , and An Aviator's Field Guide to Owning an Airplane . These guides provide practical insights for anyone planning to purchase and own a personal aircraft. Author Jason Blair offers guidance along with the expertise and experience of a pilot, instructor, designated pilot examiner and aircraft owner and operator.

Guide to the Flight Review
January 22, 2020

Now available from ASA, the eighth edition of Guide to the Flight Review: For Pilots and Instructors. Updated to reflect current rules and procedures, this book offers current FAA guidance on flight reviews. Information pertinent to today's operational environment has been added, including human factors, risk management, FAA certification standards, loss-of-control and upset recovery, ADS-B, Remote Pilots and drones.

James Johnson Named ASA Director of Aviation Training
January 14, 2020

James Johnson has been named Director of Aviation Training for Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (ASA), the leading publisher of aviation books and the largest producer of pilot supplies in the United States.

ASA Celebrates 80 Years!
January 8, 2020

Eighty years ago, ASA began providing the accurate, reliable, and trusted aviation training resources it has become known for today. Originally started by Creighton Merrill in 1940, the company's primary goal quickly evolved into training post-war military pilots. In 1960, the company broadened its production and development efforts with additional pilot supplies and textbooks.


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