Press Releases

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

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
May 25, 2023
ASA is excited to announce a new partnership with 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.

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.

FAA Helicopter Flying Handbook NEW Edition!
November 22, 2019
A new edition of the FAA Helicopter Flying Handbook is now available from ASA. This is the primary resource for helicopter operations, and essential reading for applicants preparing for the private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificate with a helicopter class rating. In addition to a basic introduction to the helicopter, readers will find chapters on aerodynamics, flight controls, systems, performance, ground procedures, basic and advanced flight maneuvers, emergencies and hazards, attitude instrument flying, and night operations.

The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual NEW 4th Edition!
November 12, 2019
The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual is designed to prepare the reader for a turbine aircraft ground school, priming for a corporate or airline interview—or even upgrading to a personal jet or turboprop. This manual by veteran authors Greg Brown and Mark Holt clarifies the complex topics of turbine aircraft engines and all major power and airframe systems, subjects that are pertinent to flying bigger, faster, and more advanced aircraft.

Caravan, Now Available in eBook Formats
October 16, 2019
Known for being one of the most versatile and robust aircraft ever produced, the Cessna Caravan has become the DC-3 workhorse of our current times—as Cessna nicknames it, a "Swiss Army Knife with wings"! Now available in eBook formats, this pilot favorite does it all, on land or sea: bush flying, geophysical exploration and mapping, patrol, air ambulance, military, sightseeing, corporate, commuter airline, skydiving, cargo, missionary and humanitarian flying, and much more. The Caravan’s almost legendary reputation of safety and reliability remains a comforting constant for those who affectionately refer to the aircraft as their "flying SUV," "Suburban with a turbine," or "aerial truck."

NEW 6th Edition! The Complete Advanced Pilot
September 12, 2019
The new sixth edition of The Complete Advanced Pilot helps pilots streamline their efforts by preparing for the instrument rating and the commercial certificate simultaneously. Author Bob Gardner applies practical information so readers are not only prepared for the exams but also for the cockpit.

The Instrument Flight Manual, Eighth Edition
August 29, 2019
The Instrument Flight Manual contains everything students need to know to obtain an FAA instrument rating and serves as a great reference source for the instrument pilot needing a refresher. Updated by William C. Kershner, this Eighth Edition presents the basics of instrument flying with illustrations that aid understanding. Covered subjects include airplane performance and basic instrument flying, navigation and communications, clearances, planning IFR flight, and carrying out the instrument flight itself from preflight, takeoff and departure, en route, through to the approach and landing phases.

ASA's 2020 Prepware and Test Prep Bundles Now Available!
August 21, 2019
ASA's 2020 Prepware, Test Prep Bundles, and Test Guide Bundles are shipping now! Prepware software can be installed to your laptop or desktop computer using a disc or by simply downloading the software. Prepware also includes two-year access to allowing study online from any internet connected device.

Practical Safety Management Systems, Second Edition
August 19, 2019
The advent of the safety management system (SMS) has affected all aviation sectors worldwide, and is now required for most domestic and international air operations, through either regulatory or voluntary compliance. It’s easy to be intimidated by the scope and complexity of SMS, but this second edition of Practical Safety Management Systems distills the concepts and principles into a practical working format. Universities and training organizations will find guidance and resources to create, implement, and maintain a functioning SMS.

ASA Flight Planner Pad
August 8, 2019
On August 27th, the FAA will transition to mandatory use of the international flight plan format for all IFR and VFR domestic and international civil flights. ASA's Flight Planner Pad consists of 48 flight planning sheets that already meet this requirement and contain all the information necessary for an efficient and safe flight.

New Edition! Say Again, Please
August 6, 2019
In the sixth edition of Say Again, Please: Guide to Radio Communications author 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. His conversational-yet-concise writing style will help increase a pilot's comfort level when using an aircraft radio.

ASA 2020 Catalogs Available!
August 1, 2019
ASA's new full-color, 48-page catalog showcasing the product line for 2020 is now available. In 1940, ASA began setting the standard for accurate, reliable and trusted training materials and pilot supplies. This 2020 Product Showcase begins a celebration of the 80-year anniversary for ASA.

Aeronautical Chart User's guide Updated
July 31, 2019
The updated 13th Edition of the Aeronautical Chart User's Guide by the FAA's Aeronautical Information Service is the definitive learning aid, reference document, and introduction to the wealth of information provided on aeronautical charts and in chart navigation publications. Included are explanations of all symbology used on the FAA charts including the world aeronautical charts, sectional aeronautical, terminal area, flyway planning, helicopter route, enroute low- and high-altitude, area, and oceanic route charts, as well as standard terminal arrival routes, standard instrument departures, and instrument approach procedures. Chart legends and airspace classifications tables are also included.

ASA's 2020 Test Prep Products Now Available!
July 18, 2019
ASA's 2020 Test Prep and Test Guide books are now available and shipping has begun! Prepare for your FAA Knowledge Exam using these time-proven and dependable study resources from the most trusted source in aviation training. Pass your test and know what is essential to become a safe, competent pilot, remote pilot, or aviation mechanic.

NEW Kneeboards for iPad mini and iPad Air
July 16, 2019
New rotating kneeboards for iPad mini and iPad Air provide the functionality and flexibility pilots need in and out of the cockpit. Covered with a soft, leather-like material and featuring a wide hook-and-loop leg strap to hold the kneeboard in place during flight, the rotating frame holds the device securely and allows for complete 360-degree rotation of the iPad.

Aircraft Dispatcher Oral Exam Guide, 3rd Edition
July 11, 2019
The third edition of the Aircraft Dispatcher Oral Exam Guide offers new and updated study material on revised regulations, weather, aircraft systems, performance topics and more for the FAA oral exam. This essential guide by author Dr. David C. Ison prepares test applicants with an explanation of the certification process, the knowledge requirements in a question-and-answer format, and reference materials for further study.

2020 FAR/AIM Series!
July 10, 2019
ASA's 2020 FAR AIM Series has begun shipping! The FAR-FC and FAR-AMT books and bundles are shipping now. The FAR/AIM books and bundles will begin shipping July 19. The covers of the 2020 FAR/AIM Series pay tribute to the 80-year anniversary for ASA and the Boeing 307 Stratoliner. In 1940, as the Stratoliner entered service with Pan American Airways setting new standards for speed and comfort, ASA began setting the standard for accurate, reliable and trusted training materials and pilot supplies.

NEW Title — We Have a No Crash Policy!
June 17, 2019
In We Have a No Crash Policy!, author Adam L. Alpert explains the technology and human factors in flying from the pilot’s point of view, in an understandable, humorous way. Through engaging stories about flight, readers will learn how interpersonal skills can be tested in the course of attempting hard things, and how a good outcome often depends on the right combination of passion, desire, and skill.

NEW Edition! Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication and Repair
June 11, 2019
Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication & Repair is the perfect introductory textbook for beginners yet is also functional for the composite professional. This Second Edition adds an introduction to composite nanomaterials, and expanded chapters on molding methods, adhesive bonding, joining and fastening. Authors Lou Dorworth, Ginger Gardiner and Greg Mellema provide updated information on advances in matrix technology and fiber reinforcements, as well as tooling, filament winding, and the various testing and inspection method improvements.

NEW! The Pilot's Manual--Airline Transport Pilot
May 28, 2019
The latest textbook in The Pilot's Manual Series , Airline Transport Pilot, covers the technical areas of becoming an airline pilot and highlights what it means to be an aviation professional. This book covers all the topics required by the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP). The authors provide practical advice on topics pertinent to a newly-hired airline pilot including aerodynamics with a focus on high altitude operations, stall prevention and recovery, safety culture, and much more.

New ASA Trucker Hat
May 23, 2019
The New ASA Trucker Hat is released in celebration of ASA providing trusted aviation training products for nearly 80 years to students, pilots, flight instructors, aviation maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, career aviators, remote pilots and drone operators. The hat features the highly recognizable logo that appears on all ASA products, which has become a symbol of aviation excellence.

New ATP ACS and Other ACS Updates
May 14, 2019
The new Airline Transport Pilot and Type Rating for Airplane Airman Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-11) will go into effect this June, and will replace the Airline Transport Pilot and Type Rating for Airplane Practical Test Standards (FAA-S-8081-5F).

NEW Book! Mountain, Canyon, and Backcountry Flying
April 2, 2019
Open up a whole new world of recreation with Mountain, Canyon, and Backcountry Flying by Amy L. Hoover and R.K. "Dick" Williams. For more than a century, pilots have been intrigued by the challenges of flight in the highest mountains and the deepest canyons on every continent. With this new book's guidance, readers can discover the allure of flying vacations to the less-accessible and roadless area recreational activities, guest lodges and bush camps.

NEW Book! Teaching Flight, by LeRoy Cook
March 12, 2019
A new title from ASA helps beginning or part-time flight instructors (CFIs) by providing guidance on what to expect as a student pilot progresses through the flight training process. In Teaching Flight , author LeRoy Cook lends his half-century of experience as a guide to motivate, inspire, and mentor new instructors.

ASA Partners with Choose Aerospace
February 28, 2019
ASA is proud to announce partnership with, in their effort to unite companies, associations, labor unions and educational institutions towards spurring interest in aerospace careers, and to identify and implement solutions for the aerospace workforce shortage. Choose Aerospace is a partnership of aerospace stakeholders joining forces to address one of the biggest threats to continued industry growth: the availability of a diverse, qualified technical workforce.

AMT Textbook and FAA Handbook Image Downloads
February 14, 2019
The AMT Graphics Textbook Images from the Dale Crane Series (ASA-AMT-GRAFX-5), and the FAA AMT Graphics Handbook Images (ASA-8083-AMT-GX) are now available for download. These 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 texts.

NEW Student Flight Record for Instrument and Commercial
January 8, 2019
The new edition of Student Flight Record for Instrument and Commercial Pilot (ASA-SFR-IC6) complies with Commercial Airman Certification Standards for Airplane (FAA-S-ACS-7A) as well as the Instrument Airman Certification Standards for Airplane (FAA-S-ACS-8B).