Study Books

The following Study Books will greatly assist you in gaining greater understanding and appreciation of the materials presented in class. 

Required Reading for the Private and Commercial Pilot Courses

NEW!  From the FAA!


You may download this book for free by clicking on the link above.

2001 FAR/AIM

2016 FAR/AIM
Federal Aviation Regulations and Aeronautical Information Manual

You may purchase a current version or download the contents
from these links.

FAR Part 61
FAR Part 91


Practical Test Standards for Lighter than Air.

Private Pilot LTA - Practical Test Standards   FAA-S-8081-17



Required reading for the Commercial Pilot Course

Aviation Instructor's Handbook  FAA-H-8083-9
Federal Aviation Administration


Flight Instructor's Manual
Balloon Federation of America

Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards for Lighter than Air

Commercial Pilot LTA - Practical Test Standards  FAA-S-8081-18

Optional Resources Available:


U.S. Government Printing Office
The U.S. Government Printing Office offers a wide variety of publications for aviators. Government Publications can be ordered on line at, by phone at (202)512-1800, or by mail at:

Superintendent of Documents
P.O. Box 371954
Pittsburg, PA 15250-7954

Larger cities have U.S. Government Bookstores. Check the Government Pages of your phone book for locations.

Computer Testing Supplement for Recreational Pilot and Private Pilot
United States Government Printing Office

Fire Weather
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service
United States Government Printing Office