Gleim Releases 2021 Edition Private, Instrument, and Commercial Knowledge Test Prep Materials, FAR/AIM

Gleim Aviation is proud to announce the release of the 2021 FAA Knowledge Test Prep editions for Private Pilot, Instrument Pilot, and Commercial Pilot, and the 2021 FAR/AIM book. The Gleim FAA Knowledge Test Prep books provide students with the easiest, fastest, and least-expensive means of passing the FAA knowledge test. The Gleim Knowledge Transfer Outlines at the beginning of each study unit...
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What’s included in a Gleim Aviation Pilot Kit?

When it comes to providing a complete training program, Gleim has you covered. Our pilot training kits include all the training resources you need to master both the knowledge and practical test for every level of training. We like to say that our pilot training kits include "everything but your CFI and an airplane." Check out the contents of the Gleim Aviation pilot kit in the video below. We'...
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Interactive E-6B Flight Computer Available Online for FREE

Every pilot will use a variation of the E-6B flight computer for flight planning calculations. The traditional E-6B is primarily used during flight training, as many pilots opt to use online flight planning apps post training. While some students use electronic E-6B computers, the manual E-6B flight computer has some significant advantages, including lower cost and reliability without power. The m...
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Understanding Eights-On-Pylons and Pivotal Altitude

During commercial pilot training, advanced maneuvers are required to further evaluate the student’s piloting abilities; one such maneuver is eights-on-pylons. In this maneuver, students are required to demonstrate a strong ability to divide attention between precise control of the aircraft while turning around a ground reference at a specific pivotal altitude, which is constantly changing with the...
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FAA Issues SFAR for COVID-19 Relief

April 29, 2020 - The FAA issued a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) titled “Relief for Certain Persons and Operations during the COVID 19 Outbreak.” The relief extends the expiration dates of certain types of certificate and operating privileges for airman and part 141 flight schools. This SFAR is valid from April 30th 2020 to March 31st 2021, however, most of the provisions are effective...
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What To Bring To Your FAA Knowledge Test

If you’re preparing for an FAA knowledge test and getting ready to schedule your exam, you may be wondering what items you are allowed to bring with you to your test. This is a common question that our team of instructors is often asked. If you have any of the Gleim Aviation FAA knowledge test preparation materials, this information is already provided to you; however, in case you are uncertain, m...
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How Instructors Should Use ACS Codes on Knowledge Test Reports

With testing standards transitioning from Practical Test Standards (PTS) to Airman Certification Standards (ACS), as of January 13th, 2020, knowledge test reports have begun listing missed questions as ACS codes. Why the change? The old PLT codes used were derived from references, which meant any given topic could have a number of different codes depending on where relevant information could be fo...
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Achieve Your Dreams of Flying while Keeping Your Day Job

Growing up a mile from New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport can certainly spark an interest in aviation in the mind of a young boy. Not only is Teterboro very busy, but the VOR on the field marks the beginning of the approaches for Newark Airport’s 22L and 22R. For 40 years, my family has watched all kinds of aircraft fly over our house. Summer and fall months even brought the distinct groan of the Good...
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Airline Transport Pilot (2020 Edition) Now Available with Significant Updates

We are excited to announce the availability of the 2020 edition of the Gleim Aviation Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) training materials! The FAA released a new testing supplement this year, a welcome change from the previous supplement, which required looking for figures in three rounds of revision books. Dozens of outdated figures have finally been removed, making it easier to look them up when...
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ICAO Flight Plan Implementation

After several years of planning and coordinating between the FAA, flight plan vendors, and upgrading ATC equipment, the mandatory use of ICAO flights plans takes effect on August, 27th 2019. This means the FAA will require all flight plans, domestic or international, to be filed with the ICAO format. For the past few years, the FAA urged pilots to file ICAO format flight plans instead of using the...
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Gleim Aviation 2020 Editions Now Available

Gleim Aviation is excited to announce the release of our 2020 aviation knowledge test prep materials for sport, private, instrument, commercial, and flight/ground instructors, plus the latest FAR/AIM. The changes and updates to our products reflect the most recent FAA testing updates. It is highly recommended that aviation enthusiasts studying to become pilots utilize the latest editions of the...
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Enhanced Airline Transport Pilot Book Increases Pass Rates

We are excited to announce the availability of the updated 2019 edition of the Gleim Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) FAA Knowledge Test Prep book and accompanying reference materials. The latest edition of the Gleim ATP training resources are aligned with current FAA knowledge testing requirements. We highly recommend you utilize the latest edition if you are preparing to take the ATP Knowledge ...
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