Mike's list of recommended aviation links:


Advanced Avionics Handbook (FAA publication # H-8083-6)

Aeronautical Charts Online (view any current sectional, enroute and A/FD)

Aeronautical Chart Users Guide (FAA publication explains all of symbology used on VFR & IFR Aeronautical Charts)

Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) (FAA publication)

Airline ID 's and Designators (ever hear "Speedbird", "Big Apple", or "Cactus" on your radio and wonder who they are?)

Airplane Flying Handbook (publication # FAA-H-8083-3C)

Airport & Navaid Information

AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)

AOPA- Air Safety Institute (can't attend an FAA Safety Seminar? Take one online!)

ASOS/AWOS (view current observations from any ASOS/AWOS station in the US)

ATC Live Audio (hear ATC in action!)

Aviation Instructor's Handbook (publication # FAA-H-8083-9B)

Aviation Safety Reporting System (now you can file those "get out of jail free" forms online!)

Aviation Weather (FAA Publication AC 00-6B)

Aviation Weather Services (FAA Publication AC 00-45H, Change 1)

AvWeb (great aviation site!)

BasicMed info (FAA AC 68-1 outlines FAA's BasicMed program, an alternative to the FAAThird Class Medical)

BasicMed Medical Checklist (FAA's "Comprehensive Medical Exam Checklist" form #8700-2)

BasicMed Online Medical Self Assessment (AOPA's FAA approved online course to complete the "BasicMed" process)

Best Glide Speed and Distance (FAA Safety Briefing #SE_Topic_18-05.pdf)

Civil Air Patrol (the Official USAF Auxiliary)

Conducting an Effective Flight Review (FAA publication, a "BFR" guide for the CFI and/or Pilot)

EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association)

FAA AC 61- 65H (a guide for Pilots, Flight/Ground Instructors & Examiners on certificate requirements and endorsements)

FAA Aeromedical Training Programs for Pilots (info on altitude chamber training etc)

FAA Aircraft/Airman Licenses/Certificates Home Page (tools to help you apply for, receive, and maintain FAA Licenses and Certificates)

FAA Airman Certification Standards (as of June 2016, the FAA has started replacing the "PTS" with these new "ACS" requirements)

FAA Aviation Safety Seminars Schedules

FAA Best-Practice Guide for Maintaining Aging General Aviation Airplanes

FAA Documents and Publications for Pilots (AC's, AD's and more!)

FAA Aviation Handbooks and Manuals

FAA FSDO (locate your closest FAA office)

FAA General Aviation Airman Designee Handbook (procedures for conducting oral and practical tests and issue Temporary Airman Certificates).

FAA IACRA site (web based application for processing airmen applications)

FAA Industry Training Standards (FITS project)

FAA Pilot Safety Brochures

FAA Practical Test Standards (note: as of June 2016, The FAA has begun replacing the PTS with the new "ACS")

FAA SAIB (Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin) Site

FAA Safety Briefing Magazine (formerly "FAA Aviation News")

FAA Safety Team (FAAST) Site

FAR (Federal Aviation Regulations) (they're ALL here!)

FCC list of all AM radio stations in the USA (use with your ADF!)

FlightAware (free IFR Flight Tracker Status, Tracking, History, Graphs, and Maps)

FltPlan.com (excellent IFR flight planning)

Getting the Flare "Sight Picture" (article I wrote for "Flight Training" on teaching the landing flare)

Good as Gold (article I wrote for "NAFI Mentor" magazine about becoming an FAA Gold Seal CFI)

Gustave Whitehead (maybe the Wright Bros. weren't the first! CT law says Whitehead beat them by two years!)

How Airplanes Fly (Easy to understand FAA film explaining basic aerodynamics: lift, weight, thrust and drag)

How to Fly a Holding Pattern

IFR Aeronautical Chart Symbols

Instrument Flying Handbook (publication # FAA-H-8083-15B)

Instrument Procedures Handbook (publication # FAA-H-8083-16B)

Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) Guidance (FAA Publication AC 61-98D, see section 5.1)


National Aeronautic Association

New England Air Museum

Night Flying (chapter 11 from the "Airplane Flying Handbook" # FAA-H-8083-3C)

Northeastern US Doppler radar

NOTAMs  (Notice to Air Missions, replaced Notice to Airmen)

NOTAM Contractions

NTSB (aviation accident reports)

On-Landings, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 (older but excellent 3 part FAA guide to mastering landings)

Pease Intl, Portsmouth, NH , GPS 16 (the famous "Tweety" Instrument Approach Procedure)

Pilot/Controller Glossary (addendum to the AIM)

Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (publication # FAA-H-8083-25B)

Pinch Hitter Course (AOPA/ASF course for your non-pilot right seat companion)

Piper Tomahawk (everything you wanted to know about the PA-38-112)

Piper Tomahawk Club (International Piper Tomahawk Club)

Plane Sense (publication # FAA-H-8083-19A about aircraft ownership)

Renewing your CFI Certificate...There's More? (article I wrote for "NAFI Mentor" magazine)

Risk Management Handbook (publication # FAA-H-8083-2A)

Rules for Flight (some comical items for a pilot to ponder)

Solo Flight Requirements

Transition to Complex & High Performance Airplanes (chapter 12 from the "Airplane Flying Handbook" # FAA-H-8083-3C)

Transition to Multiengine Airplanes (chapter 13 from the "Airplane Flying Handbook" # FAA-H-8083-3C)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

TSA Flight School Awareness Training: Free Annual & Recurrent training via King Schools , via Gleim Aviation

Turbulence Facts (FAA brochure show how to rate turbulence levels + important facts)

VFR Sectional Chart Symbols-Part 1 (sectional symbols/terms explained)

VFR Sectional Chart Symbols-Part 2 (sectional symbols explained)

VOR, HSI, RMI, ADF & Pitot Static System Simulators (great training tools)

WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program Users Guide (FAA WINGS program guide)

Winter Starting Procedures: The Cold Facts! (article I wrote for "Aviation Digest" 12/2015 issue)

Written Test Results (compare your FAA Knowledge Test scores to the national average)

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rev 08/10/2022