Publications, Forms, Endorsements

Do you need to review recommended logbook endorsements? Have a question about the presolo written test? Need a copy of FAA Form 8710, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application? Looking for back issues of the Air Safety Institute's Instructor Report newsletter? Access these documents and more.

Flight Instruction Safety: An Air Safety Institute analysis

The Air Safety Institute (ASI) studied more than 2,200 instructional accidents between 1992 and 2001. ASI found that most instructional accidents, whether dual or solo, occurred on takeoff or landing. Maneuvering flight, collision avoidance, fuel management, and continued VFR flight into IMC also earned coverage in the report, which includes tools and techniques for reducing the occurrence of these accident types.
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Instructor's Guide to the Presolo Written Test

This ASI publication will help flight instructors prepare a presolo written test for primary students that will both meet the requirements of the FARs and serve as an effective teaching tool.
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Recommended flight instructor endorsements

To encourage standardization among flight instructors, the FAA provides recommended sample endorsements for the use of authorized instructors when endorsing logbooks for airmen applying for a knowledge or practical test, or when certifying accomplishment of requirements for pilot operating privileges. Here are instructions, and as well as the recommended endorsements, from AC 61-65E, Appendix 1.

FAA Form 8710-1, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application

This document includes FAA For 8710-1, which must be completed any time you recommend a student for a checkride — or need to renew your flight instructor certificate. It includes the FAA's instructions for completing the form.
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FAA AC 61-65E, Certification: Pilots and Flight and Ground Instructors

This FAA advisory circular provides guidance for flight and ground instructors, pilots, and examiners on pilot certification standards, knowledge test procedures, and other requirements of FAR Part 61.
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