The Flight Standards Service of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has developed this practical test book as the standard that shall be used by FAA inspectors and designated pilot examiners when conducting private pilot—airplane ...
The Flight Standards Service of the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) has developed this practical test book as the standard that shall
be used by FAA inspectors and designated pilot examiners when
conducting private pilot—airplane practical tests. Flight instructors are
expected to use this book when preparing applicants for practical tests.
Applicants should be familiar with this book and refer to these standards
during their training.
Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61 specifies
the AREAS OF OPERATION in which knowledge and skill must be
demonstrated by the applicant before the issuance of a private pilot
certificate or rating. The CFRs provide the flexibility to permit the FAA to
publish practical test standards containing the AREAS OF OPERATION
and specific TASKs in which pilot competency shall be demonstrated.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of civil aviation in the U.S. (National Airworthiness Authority). The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the group under the name "Federal Aviation Agency", and adopted its current name in 1967 when it became a part of the United States Department of Transportation. The Federal Aviation Administration's major roles include: Regulating U.S. commercial space transportation. Regulating air navigation facilities' geometry and Flight inspection standards. Encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology. Issuing, suspending, or revoking pilot certificates. Regulating civil aviation to promote safety, especially through local offices called Flight Standards District Offices. Developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft. Researching and developing the National Airspace System and civil aeronautics. Developing and carrying out programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation.