Airman Certification Standards - The new PTS

June 09, 2016 1 Comment

You've probably heard a lot about the new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) that the FAA is releasing next week. Here are the basics:

What it is:

"The ACS is basically an enhanced version of the Practical Test Standards (PTS). It adds task-specific knowledge and risk management elements to each PTS Area of Operation and Task. The result is a comprehensive presentation that integrates the standards for what an applicant needs to know, consider, and do in order to pass both the knowledge test and the practical test for a certificate"

When they're effective:

The Private Pilot and Instrument Rating ACS are being released to replace the PTS on June 15.

Additional ACS will be released for the Commercial, ATP, and CFI/CFII in the future (the FAA estimates in the next 12-18 months).

How this affects The Backseat Pilot lesson plans:

We will be introducing lessons tailored to the new Private Pilot and Instrument ACS shortly, and will have our CFI lessons tailored to the ACS upon its release (as usual, if you've bought our lessons before you'll get the update for free).

 

Want more info than you'll ever care to read? Here you go:  https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/acs/




1 Response

KENT FITCH
KENT FITCH

June 25, 2016

When will the updated lesson plans tailored to the ACS be released on your website?

Leave a comment


Also in News

CFI / ACS Updates!

September 13, 2018

The FAA is making changes to try to save you and your students money, and our lessons have been updated to reflect the new regs! New changes to the Commercial Single Engine Rating, and Instrument Recency requirements!

Continue Reading

Reference Links Update

February 12, 2018

Your lesson plans now include links to each of the FAA's references listed in the PTS and ACS! As long as you have wifi or data, just tap the link to access the referenced document.

Continue Reading

NEW! The Backseat Pilot: Holds reference card

February 07, 2018

The Backseat Pilot: Holds Check out our newest Reference Card, The Backseat Pilot: Holds! Whether you're learning, teaching, or flying Holds, this reference card is your new personal Backseat Pilot for Holding. Only $5 for a limited time... 

Continue Reading