Required Study Materials For Prior to Arrival

Student Pilot Certificate Website - IACRA

Cessna Pilot Operating Handbook

The Private Pilot Training Syllabus

Cessna C172M Checklist

Private Pilot Certification Standards

For the Instrument Rating - Instrument Pilot Airmen Certification Standards

FAA Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

FAA Airplane Flying Handbook



Guide To Obtaining A Good Preflight Brief

Weight and Balance Calculator (The numbers are almost identical to N1594U)

Sportys Study Practice Tests for Private and Instrument Knowledge Tests


 Ground School Materials

Must Read - Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge - Free

Recommended - Blue Ridge Sport Flight Online Ground School

Help for tough written test concepts

Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook

Rod Machado's Pilot Workbook

 FAA Online Resources for Private Pilots

FAA Aeronautical Information Manual

Must Read The Airplane Flying Handbook  Free study book from FAA 

FAA Instrument Flying Handbook  Free study book from FAA

Flight Review Preparation FAA Safety Course

Study Flash Cards

VOR Navigation Simulator

AOPA Air Safety Foundation Online Courses

Home Study Course From King Schools

Home Study Course From Sportys

Gleim Home Study Course

ASA Prepware


Flight Planning 

Aviation Weather  The best source for aviation weather

AirNav  Fantastic Free Sight To Research Airports

Duats Flight Services Access  File a Flight Plan

Temporary Flight Restriction Information

SkyVector Flight Planning  Neat flight planning sight

Google Earth  Useful for checking out airports and surrounding areas



Flight Plan Forms  Numerous free x-country flight plan forms

Cessna Checklist  Numerous checklists produced privately

Aircraft Bill of Sale

VFR/IFR Flight Plan Form For Flight Services

IACRA - Register For an Account

Renter's Insurance

Renter's Insurance  Avemco Renter's Insurance

AOPA Renter's Insurance



The Airplane Owner's and Pilot's Association  All kinds of useful stuff

FAA Safety  Register your email for safety and TFR notifications

Barnstormers Aviation Classifieds




FAA Express Medical Application

AOPA Basic Med Course

FAA Medical Requirements

FAA Medical Examiner Search



Places To Stay

Most folks stay in the Airport Cottage


The Cottages of Flatrock

The Red Roof Inn

Quality Inn

Best Western

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn

Highland Lake Inn

The Mill House Lodge

Mountain Inn and Suites


Things To Do When Not Flying

The Biltore Estate

Dupont Forest

Sierra Nevada

Green River Gorge Adventures

Chimney Rock

The Blue Ridge Parkway

The Cradle of Forestry

New Belgium Brewery

Hendersonville Wineries

Mount Mitchell

Down Town Asheville

Down Town Hendersonville


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