Press Releases

Instrument Pilot Oral Exam Guide New Edition!
May 30, 2024
This eleventh edition of the Instrument Pilot Oral Exam Guide by Jason Blair aligns with the Airman Certification Standards (ACS) that go into effect May 31, 2024.

New Student Flight Records for Airplane and Helicopter
May 16, 2024
ASA's Student Flight Records for Instrument and Commercial Airplane, and Private, Instrument, and Commercial Helicopter have been updated to comply with new ACS effective May 31, 2024. Student flight records make a CFI's job easier by providing a clear outline and platform for detailed record keeping.

New ACS and PTS Effective May 31, 2024
April 3, 2024
The FAA released eleven new FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS) and Practical Test Standards (PTS) that will go into effect on May 31. These new ACS and PTS are the result of an “Incorporate by Reference” (IBR) federal aviation rule change, which has been years in the making.

New Design! Overcasters® for Instrument Training
March 21, 2024
With a frosted, clip-on visor that attaches to a prescription eyeglass or sunglass frame in seconds, Overcasters eliminate the discomfort of straps, helmets, or hoods.

New B737 Type Rating Flashcards App
March 21, 2024
The new B737 Type Rating Flashcard app from ASA lists the questions most likely to be asked by examiners during the Airline Transport Pilot Type Rating Practical Exam and provides succinct, ready responses.

ASA Checkride Apps Updated
March 5, 2024
Updates are now available on iOS and Android for Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, CFI, and ATP Checkride apps to reflect the latest editions of the Oral Exam Guide books, as well as some design enhancements.

Getting Started with Drones and Model Airplanes
February 28, 2024
Written for a beginning remote pilot, Getting Started with Drones and Model Airplanes will help readers understand how these marvelous machines work and how to fly them safely.

Commercial Pilot Oral Exam Guide
January 15, 2024
Arranged in a question-and-answer format, this comprehensive guide lists the questions most likely to be asked by evaluators during the practical exam and provides succinct, ready responses.

Aviation Mechanic Oral & Practical Exam Guide
January 4, 2024
The Oral and Practical exams are the last steps for the certification of an aviation mechanic. Applicants work one-on-one with a designated mechanic evaluator (DME) who determine if they possess the knowledge, risk management, and skill level needed to be issued an FAA Aviation Mechanic certificate.

New ASA Remote Pilot Online Ground School
November 15, 2023
Flying a drone for non-hobby operations requires a Remote Pilot Certificate. A person must successfully pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Knowledge Exam to earn a Remote Pilot certificate with a small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) rating. ASA's new Remote Pilot Online Ground School course is key to your success.

New Title! FBO Management
November 14, 2023
In his new book, Dr. C. Daniel Prather, an experienced aviation industry professional educator, presents key considerations for FBO managers and prepares university-level students for this competitive business field.

New Instructor Resources for Pilots In Command
November 9, 2023
The Pilots In Command Student Workbook (PDF) is now available as a free instructor resource for courses utilizing the Pilots In Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip text for their courses.

ASA 2024 Test Preps and Test Prep Plus Shipping NOW!
November 2, 2023
These new editions reflect the latest information to prepare for FAA Knowledge Exams and include updates for 2 years.

ATP Oral Exam Guide, Sixth Edition
October 31, 2023
Arranged in a question-and-answer format, this comprehensive guide lists the questions most likely to be asked by evaluators during the practical exam and provides succinct, ready responses.

New Edition! Mental Math for Pilots
October 26, 2023
Mental Math for Pilots, Third Edition, by Ronald D. McElroy sharpens pilot math skills for the interview and the cockpit with great tips for figuring math problems without paper or calculator.

Say Again, Please: Seventh Edition
October 19, 2023
In Say Again, Please, Bob Gardner explains how the ATC system works and teaches pilots what to say, what to expect to hear, and how to interpret and react to clearances and instructions.

2024 Test Preps Shipping November 1
October 12, 2023
The ASA 2024 Test Prep books and Test Prep Plus (book + Prepware) will begin shipping November 1, 2023. These new editions reflect the latest information to prepare for FAA Knowledge Exams and include updates for 2 years.

FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbooks: Textbook Images
October 10, 2023
Over 3,000 slides of images from the updated FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbooks are included in this download for instructors to use in their ground school presentations.

New ASA Snapback Patch Hat
September 26, 2023
A modern look, classic athletic shape, and slightly narrow curved bill make this new hat from ASA both sleek and comfortable.

2024 Aviation Mechanic Test Guides Shipping mid-September
August 31, 2023
The ASA 2024 Test Guide books for aviation mechanics preparing for the General, Airframe, and Powerplant Knowledge Exams will begin shipping mid-September. These new editions align with the Aviation Mechanic Airman Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-1) and Part 147. Each Test Guide includes a code for 5 FREE practice tests at Prepware.com.

Aviator Assistant EFB Now Includes ASA's 2024 FAR/AIM
August 25, 2023
ASA is pleased to announce a new partnership with Aviator Assistant, a premier provider of aviation software solutions for students and pilots. Aviator Assistant's state-of-the-art electronic flight bag (EFB) and flight school management software are revolutionizing the aviation market by offering pilots and flight schools streamlined, user-friendly platforms.

2024 FAR/AIM Series Shipping Now!
August 15, 2023
Available since 1945, the ASA FAR/AIM Series is the most recognized and authentic collection of books, ebooks, and apps containing Federal Aviation Regulations for pilots, flight crew, and aviation maintenance technicians.

New Editions! FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbooks for General, Airframe, and Powerplant
August 1, 2023
New editions of the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbooks for General, Airframe, and Powerplant are now available from ASA.

2024 FAR/AIM Series Begins Shipping August 15
July 18, 2023
The ASA FAR/AIM Series delivers the accurate, reliable, and trusted content aviators and mechanics have come to expect from the leaders in aviation training.

Welcome to the ASA Library
July 13, 2023
The ASA Library is a new eBook reading platform for desktop and mobile devices.

New Edition! Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
July 12, 2023
From beginning students through to the advanced certificates, this Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publication introduces readers to the broad spectrum of knowledge required as they progress through pilot training.

Introduction to the National Airspace System
July 11, 2023
The fourth edition of Introduction to the National Airspace System is now available.

FREE eBook With Purchase of 2023 FAR-AMT
July 10, 2023
While supplies last, ASA is giving away 2023 FAR-AMT ebooks for free with the purchase of the print edition.

The ASA Travel Tumbler
July 6, 2023
The ASA Travel Tumbler has sleek look and designed with simplicity, comfort, and portability in mind.

The E6B Classroom Trainer
June 27, 2023
The E6B Classroom Trainer from ASA makes teaching flight computer computation fun and easy.

New Flight Bag First-Aid Kit
June 13, 2023
A first-aid kit is a must for any outing, especially an airplane adventure. Compact and light weight, this kit contains first-aid essentials.

Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide, Thirteenth Edition
June 8, 2023
This book is the complete resource to prepare applicants for the Private Pilot Airplane checkride and is valuable as a general refresher.

Lesson Plans to Train Like You Fly, Fourth Edition
June 1, 2023
Written by Arlynn McMahon, this guide for flight instructors (CFIs) presents lesson plans in the form of scenario-based maneuver briefings.

New iPad mini Kneeboard
May 30, 2023
The ASA iPad mini Kneeboard allows access to the iPad mini while flying, and device protection when outside the cockpit.

ASA Partners with JSfirm.com
May 25, 2023
ASA is excited to announce a new partnership with JSfirm.com and the integration of their Aviation Job Search.

Flight Instructor Oral Exam Guide Eighth Edition
April 14, 2023
This expanded eighth edition of the Flight Instructor Oral Exam Guide includes “Fundamentals of Instructing” questions covering the subjects from the FAA’s Aviation Instructor’s Handbook (FAA-H-8083-9).

Aviation Weather Handbook FAA-H-8083-28
December 23, 2022
The information in this handbook applies to students, experienced pilots, and flight instructors alike and is a key reference for meteorology and weather services pertinent to FAA Knowledge Exams and airman certification.

Aeronautical Chart User's Guide Fifteenth Edition
December 20, 2022
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publishes aeronautical charts for each stage of visual (VFR) and instrument (IFR) flight, including training, planning, departure, enroute (low and high altitude), approach, and taxiing.

New Edition! The Droner's Manual
December 1, 2022
Air Carrier Operations introduces students of aviation to the significant Federal Aviation Regulations affecting airline operations.

New Fourth Edition! Air Carrier Operations
November 29, 2022
Air Carrier Operations introduces students of aviation to the significant Federal Aviation Regulations affecting airline operations.

New Push-to-Talk Switch
November 23, 2022
A portable, low-profile and rugged solution for reliable communications in the cockpit.

New Edition! The Complete Remote Pilot
November 22, 2022
For anyone interested in obtaining a remote pilot certificate.

New Title! An Illustrated Guide to Flying
November 16, 2022
An inspiring exploration of the science and wonders of flight.

New Flight Timer!
November 15, 2022
Designed by pilots for pilots, the ASA Flight Timer is essential for the serious aviator.

New Third Edition, Pilots In Command
October 19, 2022
Essential for new airline pilots and Captain upgrade candidates, Pilots In Command shares the insights and techniques typically gained only from years of experience and interaction with your fellow pilots and crew at 35,000 feet.

ASA 2023 Test Preps Shipping November 1
October 13, 2022
The ASA 2023 Test Prep and Test Guide books, and Test Prep Plus (book + Prepware) will begin shipping November 1.

Aviation Mechanic Series: General, New Fifth Edition
October 6, 2022
General, the first book in Dale Crane’s four-part Aviation Mechanic Series, introduces students to the aviation industry and its history; mathematics; and basic electricity and its application in airplanes.

2023 FAR/AIM Shipping Begins November 1
September 22, 2022
The ASA FAR/AIM Series delivers the accurate, reliable, and trusted content aviators and mechanics have come to expect from the leaders in aviation training.

2023 Remote Pilot Test Prep Shipping Now!
September 8, 2022
The ASA 2023 Remote Pilot Test Prep book and Test Prep Plus reflecting the latest information to prepare for FAA Knowledge Exams are shipping now.

The Pilot's Manual: Ground School New Sixth Edition
August 30, 2022
The Pilot's Manual: Ground School covers all the required knowledge tested on the private and commercial FAA Knowledge Exams and the oral portion of the practical exams (checkride).

Textbook Images for The Pilot’s Manual: Instrument Flying Eighth Edition
July 26, 2022
Textbook Images for The Pilot's Manual: Instrument Flying contains all the illustrations and figures from this textbook, for instructors' use in the classroom.

Aviation Mechanic Handbook Eighth Edition Now Shipping!
July 26, 2022
A core reference manual for mechanics, aircraft owners, and pilots, the Aviation Mechanic Handbook compiles specs from stacks of reference books and government publications into a handy, toolbox-size guide, full of information critical to maintaining an aircraft.

NEW Edition! The Pilot's Manual: Instrument Flying
July 14, 2022
This textbook provides everything a pilot needs to earn their instrument rating and fly safely under instrument flight rules (IFR) and in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC).

Aviation Mechanic Airman Certification Standards
July 5, 2022
The new Aviation Mechanic – General, Airframe, and Powerplant Airman Certification Standards (ASA-ACS-1) will be shipping by the end of July. This newly released FAA publication defines the aeronautical knowledge, risk management, and skills required for the Mechanic Certificate.

2023 FAR-FC and FAR-AMT Shipping Begins Mid-July
June 30, 2022
The 2023 FAR for Flight Crew and FAR for Aviation Maintenance Technicians are now available for order and will begin shipping in mid-July. Printed on premium paper and known for our 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.

New Edition! Risk Management Handbook
June 14, 2022
First published in 2009, this 2022 FAA Risk Management Handbook provides tools to help pilots recognize and manage risk and presents definitive practical guidance on how to implement and conduct the "identify, assess, and mitigate" tasks identified in the Airman Certification Standards (ACS).

Aviation Mechanic Oral & Practical Exam Guide, New Fourth Edition!
June 7, 2022
The Oral and Practical Exams are the last steps for the certification of an aviation mechanic. Students will work one-on-one with a designated mechanic evaluator (DME) who will determine if they possess the knowledge, risk management, and skill level needed to be issued an FAA Aviation Mechanic Airman Certificate. The Aviation Mechanic Oral & Practical Exam Guide will help students prepare for this significant step towards their new career.

Airframe Systems, New Fourth Edition!
April 5, 2022
The new fourth edition of Airframe Systems features updated content reflecting forthcoming new regulations and changes affecting Aviation Mechanic certification.

Choose Aerospace Announces ASA Scholarship Winners!
March 30, 2022
In partnership with Choose Aerospace, ASA awarded three aviation mechanic student scholarships last week during the annual Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday, March 21.

NEW Editions! Visualized Flight Maneuvers Manuals
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.