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Category Archives: General

CFI Brief: Would I be a good flight instructor?

Have you ever thought about taking you’re flying career to the next level and becoming a Certified Flight Instructor?  Well, today we are going to take a quick look at some of the characteristics and responsibilities that and aviation instructor must possess. Many students view an aviation instructor as an authority, so it is important for an instructor to project […]

Aircraft Performance: Changing Airspeed in Straight-and-Level Flight

Normal cruise involves setting cruise power, holding cruise altitude, and accepting the airspeed that is achieved, which should be close to the figure published in your Pilot’s Operating Handbook. On occasions, however, there is a need to fly at other than normal cruise airspeed. Today, we’ll discuss the basics of changing speeds in straight-and-level flight […]

We’re here at EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2017!

We’re here! Come find us at our booth (2075-2079) in Hangar B, showcasing our current line of training products and pilot supplies along with some new products. Come say hello and get your flight training questions answered by ASA staff. On Monday, July 24th (tonight!), ASA will be hosting the Collegiate Tailgate Party in Aviation […]

CFI Brief: Can you be a pilot with Diabetes?

Today we are featuring a guest editorial column by  Elisabeth Almekinder RN, BA, CDE, and originally published by TheDiabetesCouncil.com. We hope you will find it useful and we thank The Diabetes Council for allowing us to share it with our readers. In this article we will explore whether or not you can become a pilot if you have […]

CFI Brief: Fireworks, Drones and Airplanes Don’t Mix

The ASA offices will be closed July 3rd and 4th for Independence Day. Happy 4th of July! Now for a public service announcement from the FAA! June 30– As people travel, purchase fireworks and fly drones over the Independence Day holiday, the FAA reminds them to know and follow the aviation safety rules. Here are […]

CFI Brief: June 2017 Test Roll

June has been a busy month here at ASA headquarters and for the FAA. Let’s recap what all is going down in terms of Airman Testing. The FAA has released updated Airman Certification Standards for both Private Pilot Airplane (FAA-S-ACS-6A) and Instrument Pilot Airplane (FAA-S-ACS-8A) effective June 2017. Additionally, the Commercial Pilot Airplane ACS was […]

CFI Brief: FAA Taxi Test

Monday on the blog we briefly discussed runway incursions and recommended practices for pilots to avoid such an occurrence. As air traffic grows and airports become busier, both general aviation and commercial, runway incursions become more of a growing concern to pilots and airport operators. In an effort to cut down on the potential of […]

CFI Brief: 300+ Drones (sUAS)!

If you watched the Super Bowl over the weekend you may have noticed the more than 300 drones during the halftime show. Yes those were really drones in the sky, however they were not actually flying during the halftime show. The entire drone sequence was filmed earlier in the week because of FAA flight-over-people restrictions […]

CFI Brief: Awarded Top 50 Aviation Blog!

It’s nice to report that the Learn To Fly Blog received an early Christmas present this year. Earlier in the week, it was announced that the ASA Learn To Fly Blog would be included as one of the Top 50 Aviation Blogs on the Planet! We are honored to be included on this list and […]

Editor’s Picks: Books for Every Aviator on Your List

ASA has an expanding library of aviation titles for everyone in the industry, whether you’re a student pilot, mechanic, instructor, or flying for a major airline. Here are three to consider this season: For the student pilot… Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms Fifth Edition, by Dale Crane The aviation industry has a language all its own, […]

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