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Updated to the most recent practical test standards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), this handbook for students, instructors, and designated examiners who take part in checkrides for commercial pilot certification for single- and multi-engine planes includes lists of subjects covered in the knowledge and skill requirements portions of the test. Topics include weather pattern recognition, physiological conditions, flight planning exercises, takeoff and landing techniques, checklist usage, flight controls, and crew resource management. The book provides background information and reference materials for license candidates to review, such as the proper altitude, airspeed, headings, and banks used for each particular maneuver. An introductory section details preparations for taking exams and basic instructions for giving an exam. Effective June 2012, the up-to-date guidelines and rules in this book reflect the changing standards of the FAA.
For flight instructors, FAA examiners and FAA license applicants, the Practical Test Standards (PTS) are used to prepare for, review, take, or issue the checkride. They list the knowledge and experience prerequisites, the levels of skill that must be demonstrated, and describe background study and reference materials.
ASA reprints the most current FAA Practical Test Standards in this series of handy cockpit-sized guides. Every PTS is written by the FAA and lists the details about the type and levels of skill and knowledge that must be demonstrated before an examiner can issue a certificate or rating to an applicant. This edition is the FAA PTS for Commercial Pilot for Airplane Single- and Multi-Engine Land and Sea.
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the agency of the U.S. government with primary responsibility for the safety of civil aviation.