New Editions of the Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot PTS

The FAA has published new editions of the practical test standards for the private pilot and commercial pilot certificates. You can download the PDF versions here.

The new standards become effective on 1 June 2012. If you’re training for one of these certificates and expect to take the practical test this summer, you should review the new standards carefully with your instructor.

In particular, the new PTS reflect the FAA’s emphasis on aeronautical decision making and the use of scenarios in training and pilot evaluations. For more information about these topics, see the Risk Management Handbook (FAA-H-8083-2) [PDF], the training guide that describes ADM concepts in detail. You should also review the resources about scenario-based training at the FITS website.

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