Frequently Asked Questions

What is Answers to the ACS?

Answers to the ACS is an e-book series that addresses every element in the Airman Certification Standards (ACS) for the practical test/checkride for a particular pilot certificate or rating.

At what point in training should I begin using Answers to the ACS?

For Private Pilot applicants, after first solo when starting cross-country training. Detailed procedures are provided for obtaining a weather briefing and planning a cross-country flight. This will help you save time and money on ground school. After this, preparation for the checkride begins and the remainder of the book should be studied.

For Instrument and Commercial Pilot applicants, before training even begins. This will allow you to get ahead of the game and be ready to go once you do start training.

How should I use Answers to the ACS?

“An element a day keeps the pink slip away.” The Airman Certification Standards demands a significant breadth and depth of knowledge. Answers to the ACS keeps pace with this, but it will take time for you to study and get the most out of it. As a result, study a small amount on a regular basis - one element a day. Fight temptation and do not cram!

Is Answers to the ACS available for non-Apple devices like Android or PC?

At this time, unfortunately, no. Apple devices were selected as the launch platform for Answers to the ACS due to the fact that most pilots use iPads as their electronic flight bag (EFB). There are no plans yet to move to non-Apple devices, but this will be considered in the future based on demand.