Pilot Questions: Stay informed with aviation news

As part of our series “My view from the front seat”, where we allow anyone to submit questions to the CEO of Cornerstone Aviation, we were recently asked a very common question… “How does anyone keep up with the latest information in aviation?”

It is critical that CSA instructors teach students effective methods of obtaining current publications and updated information. The following sources helps them in their quest to help each student stay up to speed.

FAA Regulations and Policies Web Page

The Regulations and Policies page on the FAA’s website is your one-stop shop when it comes to updating your knowledge of current regulations, techniques, and procedures that affect your flight operations. CSA introduces our students to the Regulations and Policies section of faa.gov and encourage them to utilize it as their go-to source of current information.

Any students can obtain the following updated items from the Regulations and Policies section:

  • Advisory Circulars (ACs)
  • Airworthiness Directives (ADs)
  • FAA Regulations
  • Forms
  • Handbooks and Manuals
  • Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)
  • Orders and Notices
  • Policy and Guidance
  • Reauthorization
  • Rulemaking
  • Significant Guidance Documents

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs)

By referencing FAA Order 8900.2 (Chapter 7) and the latest version of the PTS at faa.gov, you can find the latest standardized procedures FAA inspectors and DPEs use when conducting practical tests.

The Government Publishing Office (GPO) provides online access to every regulatory document imaginable via their website. It is through the GPO website you can find the most updated version of 14 CFR on the eCFR (Electronic Code of Federal Regulations) page.