The following is a list of resources including regulatory changes and issues, tools, publications and instructional aids for the professional Flight Instructor to utilize. If you have anything to add to this list, please e-mail your suggestion to CFI Article Ideas.
Information about and links to important regulatory changes affecting instructors. It is our job to stay informed about any upcoming changes and to have the most current information.
FAA Safety Alerts
Click above for FAA SAFO alerts.
The resources listed here are also available in printed form from several publishers, such as ASA, Jeppesen, Gleim, King Schools, etc. The links here are to the online versions from the FAA. Always make sure the copy you have is the most current.
Information on Notices of Proposed Rulemaking and receny published regulations. This is a great source for staying up to date on the latest regulations and proposed changes.
Practical Test Standards (PTS)
The “gold standard” for practical examinations. Be sure to have the latest versions of these in your possession! Too many to fit here: the above link will take you to the FAA list of current versions for all Category/Class PTS’s. Below are some of the most common.
Selected Advisory Circulars (AC’s)
Follow the above link for a searchable database of all current and historical AC’s. The list below is a few of the most common for Flight Instructors. *Webmaster’s Note: AC-91-67 has a great flowchart for teaching proper decision-making regarding Inoperative Equipment (91.213).
These publications (AC’s) are the primary sources for flight instructors, all available online from the FAA’s website.