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Weather Wise: VFR into IMC (iPad Compatible)

Far too often, pilots find themselves caught in the deadly trap of low ceilings and poor visibility. In this course, we cover the basic weather knowledge you need to avoid such conditions, as well as real-life issues that can influence your decision making.

Approx. 30 minutes

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness and FAA Wings Program credit

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, VFR Into IMC

Public Benefit Flying

Public Benefit Flying: Balancing Safety and Compassion

You're passionate about flying. And maybe, you've toyed with the idea of using your flying skills to help out others. But, what does it take to become a volunteer pilot? The course's flight profiles and interactive decision-making scenarios quickly help you understand how volunteer flying demands professionalism and responsibility—far beyond that of a leisurely personal flight. Learn how to mitigate pressures and recognize treacherous mindsets that could cause harm. Become an expert at managing risk. You'll be rewarded with the knowledge that your passengers' safety and comfort are well cared for.

Approx. 30 min

ADS-B

ADS-B for General Aviation: The Basics

You've heard the news and seen the products, but what's ADS-B all about, and more importantly, what will it mean to you? Let us help clarify what this new technology will mean for you and the way you fly. We'll discuss what ADS-B is, its benefits, and what you should know before making any changes to your aircraft. This course includes a downloadable reference guide to help you decide how, or if, you should implement this new approach to air traffic control.

Approx. 30 min

Unmanned Aircraft

Unmanned Aircraft and the National Airspace System

What are unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)? Are they safe? How will they affect your flying? In this course, we'll go behind the scenes of UAS operations and explore various scenarios to illustrate how you and UAS can safely coexist in our National Airspace System.

5-10 min

ILS Approaches

IFR Chart Challenge: ILS Approach

ILS approaches are normally pretty straightforward, but they can still throw you a curveball. See how well your chart knowledge measures up to this approach.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

RNAV Approaches

IFR Chart Challenge: RNAV Approach

RNAV approaches aren’t hard to fly, but they are different than the procedures most pilots are used to. Take this minicourse to learn more while putting your chart knowledge to the test.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

VOR Approaches

IFR Chart Challenge: VOR Approach

Knowing what’s on the chart is one thing: Knowing how to apply it in the real world is something else. Will you make the right choices on this approach?

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

GPS for IFR

GPS for IFR Operations

This course is designed for pilots who want a basic introduction to the use of GPS in the IFR system.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

GPS for VFR

GPS for VFR Operations

This course offers a clear explanation of how GPS works and how you can use it to make your next VFR flight more efficient, enjoyable, and safe.

Approx. 30 minutes

Charts

IFR Insights: Charts

From departure procedures to instrument approaches, this course will get you up to speed on NACO and Jeppesen instrument charts and provide helpful tips for using them in the system.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

IFR Regulations

IFR Insights: Regulations

The regulations may be black and white, but instrument flight is a world of grays. In this course, you'll learn what it takes to stay safe while staying on the FAA's good side.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

Single Pilot IFR

Single-Pilot IFR

Flying solo in the IFR system can be a challenge for even the most experienced pilots. This course will show you how to do it safely.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

Cockpit Weather

IFR Insights: Cockpit Weather

With datalink, knowing the weather ahead has never been easier--but smart pilots still proceed with caution. In this course, we'll take a practical look at cockpit weather products and how they fit into your decision making process.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Airspace

Air Masses and Fronts

Weather Wise: Air Masses and Fronts

Do you understand the “why” behind the weather? Find out about the large-scale forces that drive the weather, and learn how to put that knowledge to work before your next flight.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight, Cold Weather Operations, Summer Weather

Ceiling and Visibility

Weather Wise: Ceiling and Visibility

Low ceilings and restricted visibilities are aviation's deadliest killers. With a little knowledge, you can minimize the risk these conditions pose.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, VFR Into IMC, IFR Flight, Cold Weather Operations, Summer Weather, Night VFR Flight

Precipitation and Icing

Weather Wise: Precipitation and Icing

Too many pilots underestimate the dangers of precipitation and icing—and an alarming number become accident statistics as a result. Take this course to learn how to recognize the hazards of precipitation and ice, develop a strategy for avoidance, and react appropriately if you encounter unexpected conditions.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight, Cold Weather Operations

Pireps

SkySpotter: Pireps Made Easy

Created by pilots, for pilots, pireps are a great source of real-time, in-flight weather conditions-offering a “sneak peek” of what you’ll encounter in flight. This course covers how to get, use, and give pireps to help you become a better SkySpotter.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, VFR Into IMC, Cold Weather Operations, Summer Weather

Aging Gracefully, Flying Safely

Aging Gracefully, Flying Safely

How does getting older impact our performance as pilots, and how can we adjust? In this course, built around a candid discussion with several real pilots about their personal experiences, we explore some of the answers.

Approx. 30 min

airport watch general aviation security

Airport Watch General Aviation Security

This free, interactive course provides practical suggestions to help secure your aircraft from crime and possible terrorist exploitation, and to protect general aviation’s reputation by employing industry best practices. Spend approximately 30 minutes learning what you can do to improve the security of your aircraft and your airport.

** Attention flight instructors, ground instructors, and flight school employees: you must retake the quiz at the end of this course to update the date on your completion certificate (for recurring TSA Security Awareness Training purposes). ASI's eFIRC also qualifies for this awareness training. Learn more by visiting our page eFIRC.com **

Approx. 30 min.

garmin 430/530 course

VFR GPS Guide: Garmin 430/530

This self-paced presentation is the first in a series on various panel-mount GPS units. Unlike traditional training courses, it focuses on the few functions regularly used by a typical pilot in VFR flight. It includes a free PDF quick-reference card to carry with you in the cockpit—perfect for the VFR renter pilot.

Approx. 1 hour

ASN Orientation

60 Minutes to Preserve Your Airport

This self-paced course provides an introduction to what you need to know to become an airport advocate and ultimately an ASN volunteer. The course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete, but it doesn’t have to be done in one sitting since your progress is saved. Once you complete the course, follow the links on the certificate completion page to learn the process to become a volunteer.

Approx. 30 minutes

Aging Aircraft

Aging Aircraft

This course will help you recognize the symptoms of aircraft aging, understand its impact, and mitigate the risks.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Eletrical System Know How, Spring Preflight

Flight Risk Evaluator

ASI Flight Risk Evaluator

As pilots, we make informal judgments about risk all the time—but there are safety benefits to taking a more formal approach. This innovative tool lets you input the details of a flight, then get an objective assessment of the risks.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Aeronautical Decision Making, Pilot Proficiency and the Flight Review

Do the Right Thing

Do The Right Thing: Decision Making for Pilots

In flying, making the right choices isn't always easy. This course offers some simple but effective ways to improve your aeronautical decision making skills-no psychology degree required!

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Aeronautical Decision Making, Night VFR Flight, Pilot Proficiency and the Flight Review, Fuel Management

eAPIS

eAPIS Customs Training

Effective May 18, 2009, all pilots who fly internationally into or out of the U.S. must submit passenger and crew manifests electronically at least 60 minutes before departure. This course will guide pilots through the process of using the new electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS).

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, Airspace