How to Use FAA Publications Effectively

How to Use FAA Publications Effectively
In the eyes of the FAA, their manuals and publications are the only ones that really matter. So, as a CFI, you must know how to use the FAA’s resources and be able teach your students how to use them as well. Here is how to do it...

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New Student Pilot Certificate Changes

New Student Pilot Certificate Changes
As of April 1, 2016, Aviation Medical Examiners (AME) no longer issue student pilot certificates. The FAA released the final rule which now requires student pilots to apply for a plastic student pilot certificate from a FSDO, DPE, a Part 141 flight school, or a flight instructor. Here is the quick rundown on the process...

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How to Easily Calculate Top of Descent Altitude

HOW TO EASILY CALCULATE TOP OF DESCENT ALTITUDE
When should you begin your descent from cruise altitude and why does it matter? Well, it depends on just what, who, and where you're flying. And it matters because calculating your TOD and applying it will save money in both fuel and time, plus make you a more professional pilot.

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