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What Are The New Airman Certification Standards (ACS) All About?

As of June 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revised the Airman Certification Standards (ACS) for the Private Pilot Airplane certificate. These new standards come into effect on June 12 and will apply to all applicants going forward in an effort to make test standards more relevant and applicable to today’s flying. Here are some insights from Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey.

Why were the ACS changed? 

This was done primarily to remove out-of-date questions and enhance safety/risk management and relevant elements in order to change the airman knowledge test from a rote exercise into one with real value to applicants. It is now more task-specific, develops clear standards for aeronautical knowledge elements in regulations, and contains relevant knowledge that covers what airmen really need to know for safe operation. Pilot knowledge and practical testing is now more effectively integrated to improve test standards and make them more in line with the rapidly changing cockpit and aircraft technology that pilots will face.

This is just the first phase of changes and the ACS will expand to affect other certifications and ratings, including replacing the Practical Test Standards (PTS) for the Commercial Pilot Airplane Certificate, Instructor ACS and Aircraft Mechanics ACS.

Will this make getting a private pilot’s certification difficult or longer? 

These revisions keep testing comparable to the previous method in level of difficulty, time and the amount of information students are expected to learn. The process is simply more streamlined, standardized and contains more relevant information than the previous testing process.

Who developed the new ACS? 

It is important to note that the new ACS were not developed in isolation by the FAA. They were developed through collaboration with a group of aviation experts including advocacy groups, instructor groups, academics, test prep providers, field experts, parts training providers and even manufacturers. This is to ensure that the new ACS offer a comprehensive training and testing space for students that delivers the skills and knowledge to face likely issues and challenges as pilots.

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We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on premises and our location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to enjoy scenic open skies as you learn to fly.

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Four traits of top private jet pilots

The life of a private pilot is an exciting and demanding one – and, although each person is unique, the best pilots often have specific character traits which help them succeed in this challenging career path. This is often referred to as “The Pilot Personality.”

  1. Confident – but calm: Pilots are well known for keeping their emotions out of the cockpit, ensuring they are able to stay calm and in control as they fly. It’s not just about hearing that reassuring tone over the intercom, it’s also about being able to properly evaluate a situation and deal with it effectively, keeping passengers and crew safe.
  2. Detail-orientated: Pilots are trained to take in hundreds of small details, evaluate them and implement a solution all within an environment that is constantly changing. Their job is to consider every possible negative outcome and worst-case scenario, and then ensure none of them happen.
  3. Optimistic: All the top pilots share a passion for flight and with this comes a real sense of optimism. While their aim is to deliver you safely and on time to your destination, they also want to share their joy of flying. There aren’t many people as enthusiastic as pilots when it comes to sharing their profession – from showing you around their aircraft and answering questions to ensuring you have an enjoyable flight.
  4. Physical and mental fitness: For a job that requires a lot of sitting, being a great pilot involves constant monitoring of your physical and mental health. Fitness in both areas helps pilots to function at the height of their abilities, enhancing decision-making, positive energy and flight safety.

Learn to fly at Monmouth Jet Center’s flight school 

We’re home to Eagles View flight school in NJ and with over 20 years of training experience, dedicated Certified Flight Instructors and a fleet of ten aircraft, we have logged over 68 thousand flight instruction hours and trained many career and recreational pilots.

For more information about Monmouth Airport, our flight school and flying lessons, please visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ or contact us today.

 

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