A Quick Guide On General Aviation Regulations

A Quick Guide On General Aviation Regulations

Online Aviation Training

Computer Training Systems, also known as CTS, is among the first providers of online aviation training. CTS provides Part 125 online aviation training. This training includes a customizable package that offers thirty different subjects. There is flexibility with the Part 125 online aviation training because you can work on the training from anywhere that has internet access. iPad, desktops, or laptops are acceptable devices to complete the training. Computer Training Systems uses 3D animations and distinct audio to engage students during training. They provide an interactive experience to enhance learning. Each training with CTS consists of customer-selected subjects. Each course covers specific topics and concludes with a comprehensive examination. In addition to having access to training modules, each student can track online record keeping monitoring individual pilot progress.

The Part 125 online aviation training program provides classes in flight operations, flight release rules, low altitude charts, medical facts for pilots, emergency procedures, clearances, airport operations, and airspace to name a few. The training is broken down into sections to guide the learner. Each section includes a major topic such as Aviation Weather Theory and continues with modules that review subtopics and lessons. The curriculum is comprehensive and ensures that students cover each topic in thorough detail. The review points and examinations for each topic is another method to test and prove the knowledge of students before excelling to the next level.

Aviation Handbook & Education

The Plane Sense is a handbook for aircraft owners, operators, or those who would like to become an aircraft owner. The handbook provides a quick reference to aviation topics. The book is published by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA is responsible for the public and private flights that occur daily. It regulates U.S. commercial space transportation, research and develops National Airspace Systems (NAS), and develops and operates a system of air traffic control. The Plane Sense handbook includes 11 chapters. Each chapter reviews an important topic in aviation. Some of these topics include Maintenance Records, Airworthiness Directives, Aircraft Maintenance, Light-Sport Aircraft, and Special Flight Permits. Within the guide there are two appendixes. Appendix A reviews FAA contact information. Appendix B covers the regulatory guidance index.

Aircraft Inspections

Aircraft inspections are vital to maintain airworthiness of an aircraft. Aircraft inspections are key for safety and efficiency. An aircraft inspection is required by the FAA. The purpose of an aircraft inspection is to ensure that the aircraft is safe and up to standard so that everyone is protected. Inspections can discover worn parts and issues before a problem arises. There are two types of aircraft inspections: 100-Hour Inspection and the Annual Inspection.

100-Hour Inspection

The 100-Hour Inspection is routinely scheduled based on flight hours. This inspection is required if the aircraft is used for commercial purposes. It is recommended that aircrafts that fly over 200 hours a year (even if they do not fly for hire) should get 100-Hour Inspections. Who can perform these inspections? In most cases, an Airframe and PowerPlant mechanic is hired to perform this inspection.

Annual Inspection

All planes must have an annual inspection. This is required by the FAA. An annual inspection must be provided by someone with an Inspection Authority Certificate (IA). The 100-Hour Inspection does not meet the requirement for an Annual Inspection. Although, if your aircraft is nearing the 100-Hour Inspection and the Annual Inspection during the same time, the Annual Inspection can replace the 100-Hour inspection.

Nicholas Jansen