Private Pilot Airplane

This is a collection of resource links for aspiring Sport Pilots. These links are for convenience only – feel free to purchase what works best for you. I favor Sporty’s Pilot shop, but they can can also be purchased from other locations such as Amazon, Pilot Mall, etc.

Knowledge Resources

Private Pilot Training Course Outline– free download – this is the syllabus I usually use unless a student requests the ASA, Adeventure Productions, or Hamlilton syllabus

Sport Pilot Airplane Practical Test Standards – free download or optionally  purchase a print copy

FAA Airplane Flying Handbook – download here or optionally purchase a print copy

FAA Pilot Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge – download here or or optionally purchase a print copy

2022 FAR/AIM – combined hard copy and digital copy

FAA Aviation Weather Services – download here or optionally purchase a copy

Recommended Training Videos

Sporty's Learn to Fly Course

Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course


Sporty’s “Learn to Fly Course” – Free Preview available

Discount Code for Purchase: FLT9928

Enter the code during the order review for a discount valid for “Learn to Fly”, “Instrument Rating”, or “Commercial Test Prep”


E6B Flight Planning Options – Approved for FAA Knowledge Tests

Manual E6B – no batteries needed, but hard to use in flight
Sporty’s Electronic E6B  – econonmical but a bit older technology
ASA CX-3 Electronic E6B  – more expensive but more features

Cross Country Charts and Plotters

These can be purchased here

  • VFR Plotter
  • Charlotte Sectional Chart
  • Charlotte Terminal Area Chart
  • Chart Supplement (Southeast USA)

Pilot Logbook 

There are many options available.

Pilot Logbook – this is a good simple option from Sporty’s