- The main FAA page
- FAA also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter now called FAA Safety Briefing (Formerly FAA Aviation News.)
- FAA Safety Team: The group behind the Wings Program. A great source for various recurrent and refresher training material. They have an interesting library of training/safety related materials.
- The part of particular interest to pilots is the Aviation Safety Reporting System.
- NASA ASRS also publishes a monthly newsletter Callback.
- The main AOPA page.
- Air Safety Foundation: Source of good recurrent and refresher training material. Earn credits towards FAA Wings Program. ASF online courses can be found here.
Other Aviation Organizations and Events
- Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA): The folks behind Airventure Osh Kosh and the EAA Young Eagles Program. If you ever thought you might build your own plane, these are the people to go to.
- Sun-n-Fun: One of the three big aviation events along with Airventure Osh Kosh and the AOPA convention.
- National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI).
- Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE).
- Ninety Nines: International Organization of Women Pilots.
- Mid Atlantic Pilots Association: Based nearby at Morristown (KMMU).
- NJ Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum (NJAHOF): Repository of NJ aviation history, and PFC’s monthly meeting site.
- Aero-space Museums (Wikipedia list)
- LiveATC: If you ever want to listen to your own (or someone else’s) communications with ATC, this is the place to go, short of a FOIA request with the FAA.
NY/NJ Area Flight Schools
- Caldwell Airport (KCDW)
- Lincoln Park Airport (N07)
- Morristown Airport (KMMU)
- Westchester County Airport (KHPN)
- Republic Airport (KFRG)
- Mac Arthur Aiport (KISP)
*The listing of flight schools on this page does not constitute a recommendation or an endorsement of these schools by PFC.
- If you are interested in international flying, consult the International Flight Information Manual and AOPA’s International Flying Page.
- All important Customs and Border Protection eAPIS. AOPA has nice eAPIS training material.
- You will also need a Customs User Fee Decal.
- Also, don’t forget FCC Restricted Radio Operator’s License (pilot), FCC Radio Station License (plane). You can apply for both online through the FCC Universal Licensing System.
Public Benefit Flying
- Air Care Alliance
- Angel Flight East
- Angel Flight Northeast
- Civil Air Patrol
- EAA Young Eagles
- Patient Airlift Services
Weather and Flight Planning
- Aviation Weather (NOAA) and METAR/TAF abbreviation codes.
- AFSS Pilot Portal (Lockheed Martin)
- DUATS (CSC) and DUAT (DUAT)
- FAA TFR Map
- RAIM Prediction Website
- AOPA Flight Planner
- AirNav: Airport information
- SkyVector: Aeronautical Charts
Manuals and Training
- E6B Flight Computer: Gleim has a nice tutorial here. And a series of tutorial videos on YouTube.
- GPS & WAAS: General GPS primer from the FAA. General WAAS primer from the FAA. Garmin GNS 530/430 training program from FAAST. Garmin GNS 530/430W Simulator and WAAS training video from Garmin.
- G1000: Garmin G1000 PC Trainer for Cessna Nav III.
- Training material from AOPA can be found here.
- The Air Safety Foundation has a wealth of safety related training material here.
- Some very useful videos, including webinars on various topics, including maintenance can be found at the EAA site.
- For the non-pilot folks, some general interest sources
- The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum site has a wealth of information here.
- How Stuff Works: Flight
- Explanations of basic principles of flight pitched at various grade levels can be found at the Florida International University.
- Here’s another page geared more towards kids that covers the basics.
- StraightDope provides a slightly curmudgeonly take on the whole “lift” issue.