This page includes links to and documents that pilots or those training may find useful. They are provided as reference only and for study purposes, not for use as actual aircraft operating documents.
Forms Useful for Pilots and Instructors
Private/Instrument/Commercial Pilot Certificate/Rating Checklists
Private Pilot Ground Training Requirements Log Template
Instrument Rating Ground Training Requirements Log Template
Commercial Pilot Ground Training Requirements Log Template
Initial CFI Ground Training Requirements Log Template
Instructional Flight Record Form – Form to use when conducting instructional flight to track the flight, items completed, and print as a record for the instructor and the student. Form works in iPad and Adobe Reader PDF formats.
Instrument Proficiency Flight Record Form – Form to track and document an instrument proficiency check. Allows tracking of items, sat/unsat denotations, instructor and pilot signatures. Form works in iPad and Adobe Reader PDF formats. Includes the PTS information for IPC requirements.
Fillable 8710 Form – iPad and Adobe Reader form that allows the 8710 to filled out in the event that IACRA is not being used for a practical test.
Statement of US Ownership for FAA Aircraft Registry Form – A form that has fillable fields to use when registering an aircraft that confirms U.S. ownership. This form is becoming a required item with many aircraft registered under any corporate structure but is not a form that is provided by the FAA. This form contains all the requisite infromation that is needed when doing this filing currently.
Pilot Logbook Excel File – A robust Microsoft Excel pilot logbook template. If you aren’t using a software piece for this, it is a great alternative option. (I still use it).
Websites Useful for Pilots and Instructors
FAA Safety Team – www.faasafety.gov – Home of the FAA Safety team and the Wings program.
NOAA Aviation Weather Source – adds.aviationweather.gov – Approved weather source for pilots. Non-logged.
TFR.FAA.Gov – http://tfr.faa.gov – An official TFR listing site.
Site to use for looking up FAA Knowledge Test Report Learning Statement Reference Codes for Students/Instructors/and Examiners
Articles Useful for Pilots and Instructors
“Tax Tactics Money-Saving Considerations for Flight Instructors”
by Jeff Gilbert and published in NAFI Mentor Magazine
Click Here to view a PDF of the Article
“Flying with the iPad: Apps & Accessories and/or Advanced iPad Flying”
by Brett Koebe at Sporty’s. Click here to go to the page to watch these webinars video archives.
Associations Pilots and Instructors Should Consider Joining
AOPA – Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association
EAA – Experimental Aviation Association
NAFI – National Association of Flight Instructors
NATA – National Air Transportation Association
SAFE – Society for Aviation Flight Educators
Instrument Pilot Training:
Content coming soon.
Commercial Pilot Training:
Content coming soon.
CFI Training Materials:
FAA Conducting an Effective Flight Review
Damian DelGaizo’s Tailwheel 101 – A great video for intro tailwheel students! (or those just wanting a little refresher)
Misc. and Old Reference Documents:
Civils Aeronautics Bureau – Fundamentals of Elementary Flight Maneuvers
NATOPS Flight Manual US Navy FA-18A,B,C,D (McDonnell Douglas) fighter (A1-F18AC-NFM-000) (Chg 6, 2000) BBS
Pilot’s Manual for Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Pilots Manual for F4U Corsair (Aviation Pubs, 1977)
*These examples are items I have collected from multiple sources and should never be used to replace an actual POH or AFM for a particular aircraft to be flown. They are provided as reference only for training and practice purposes.
Beechcraft BE76 Duchess POH (1978)
Cessna 172R Information Manual
Cessna 180 Owners Manual (1964)
Cessna Cessna 210B Owners Manual (1962)
Cessna Super Skymaster 337 POH (1971)
Grumman AA5B Tiger 1977-79 POH
Piper Cherokee 6 PA-32-300 POH
Piper Seneca Information Manual PA34-200
Piper Seneca Seneca POH (1975)
Piper Tri-Pacer PA22-150 Owners Manual