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New Test Standards Will Improve Safety, Training, Examiners Say »

The new Airman Certification Standards for private pilot and instrument rating applicants are a welcome change, pilot examiners said following the rollout of the revamped requirements. The ACS, which replaced the Practical Test Standards, also includes updated knowledge tests. More

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Podcast: Doug Stewart On... »

The new Airmen Certification Standards for private pilot and instrument rating applicants will emphasize risk management while making checkrides more... More

Pilot Psych Testing... »

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said Thursday that U.S. airline pilots will not have to undergo psychological testing, at least not in any formal way. At a... More

Flying a Perfect Approach »

First you have to know what perfect is. Here are some tips on self-evaluation. More

Post-Flight Debrief »

Make a deliberate, honest assessment of your performance on the just-completed flight. More

ATC Watches - You Fly »

Major problems often start with minor issues. ATC minds the details of the big picture and steps up when pilots find themselves in tricky situations. More

Public Benefit Flying:... »

The NTSB contacts the Air Care Alliance (ACA) and demands that it take action to increase the level of safety of Public Benefit Flying and Volunteer Pilot... More