Check out “FAA Handbooks for the Aspiring Aviator” in the Jan/Feb issue of FAA Safety Briefing. The article reviews several of the free FAA pilot resources available online, including the Student Pilot Guide, the Airplane Flying Handbook, and the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge. http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/?cid=FB103
As discussed in at our last meeting. The FAA does not agree with our previously published CGZ GPS approach instructions. I received a certified letter from them today. In general this has to do with when to be on CTAF and when to be on the Practice Area frequency 122.85.
I’ve removed our recommendation at the request of the FAA. However, I have great concern on this topic. I’m concerned on what people are ACTUALLY doing. As we discussed, this area needs to be COMPLETELY evaluated for REAL world safety concerns. I’ve invited the FSDO to our next meeting, they have not yet accepted.
I’ve attached their letter here for your review and comments. I believe an open and honest conversation on this topic is warranted.