Video tip: Airman Certification Standards (ACS)

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The Airman Certification Standards (ACS) spell out the performance standards that you’ll need to meet during your private pilot test. This guide recently replaced the Practical Test Standards (PTS), and it’s important that you take time during your flight training to familiarize yourself with this document and use it to help gauge your progress.

This week’s tip takes a closer look at a few examples of the specific knowledge, skills, risk management elements and performance metrics found in the Private Pilot ACS. 

The video clip below is from Sporty’s complete Learn to Fly Course.

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Bret is vice president and senior flight instructor for Sporty's Academy. In addition to Bret's teaching responsibilities, Bret leads Sporty's video production and app development team and serves as editor of the popular iPad Pilot News online journal. As an airline transport pilot, Bret is a senior captain in Sporty's corporate flight department.