April 27 (Sat) 12pm - A Student Pilot's Guide to the ACS

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 12:00pm



Three years ago, the FAA began a sweeping replacement and upgrade of their set of practical test standards booklets that describe the checkride process.  The new document, Airman Certification Standards (ACS), integrates the ground knowledge, flight skills, and risk management elements of every aspect of piloting, and serves as a pilot’s guide to the checkride.  As with any new document of this sweeping scope, the structure can seem intimidating without a high-level introduction.  That is what this seminar will bring.
Are you close to doing your private pilot checkride?  Before you even demonstrate the required maneuvers for the DPE, you must answer questions demonstrating your knowledge based on the Airmen Certification Standards (ACS).  For many of us, we learned the material during ground school, retained some/most of it for the written test and somewhere along the way, forgot some of it.  In order to successfully pass the check ride, you must know ALL of the knowledge areas covered by ACS.

Nathan Flores is a Private Pilot who learned to live and breathe the ACS while preparing for his private pilot checkride.  His experiences can serve as your introduction to this important book, and the role it should be playing in your training process.
The purpose of this seminar is to share my experience with the ACS and pass along my mistakes so you will be more prepared to pass the ground portion of your check ride.


Nathan Flores began his journey to earn a private pilot certificate in December 2017. After the usual challenges that arise when learning how to fly, he earned his private pilot certificate in March 2019.



San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation thought safety, community, and adventure.  AOPA has consistently recognized SCFC in their Best Flight School survey, most recently in 2018 as the best flight school in the West.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminar and guest speaker programs.  Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early.  SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home, or recorded at a later date.  Contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access.