Practical Test Standards

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The FAA has released new Practical Test Standards (PTS) for the Private Pilot Rotorcraft certificate, applicable to both Helicopters and Gyroplanes. Last updated in 1997, the new standards are effective July 1, 2005.

The Practical Test Standards guide students, instructors, and FAA-designated examiners through checkrides. Every PTS details the skill and knowledge that must be demonstrated before an examiner can issue a certificate or rating to an applicant. Written by the FAA, these books list the knowledge and experience prerequisites, the levels of skill that must be demonstrated, and describe background study and reference materials.

ASA's Private Pilot Rotorcraft Practical Test Standards book includes both Section 1 (for Helicopter) and Section 2 (for Gyroplane). All ASA Practical Test Standards are available in the Baker's Dozen package, a boxed set for countertop display that includes 13 books for the price of 12.

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