ASA Commercial Pilot & CFI: Helicopter
New practical test standards (PTS) for helicopter pilots seeking their commercial certificate will go into effect June 1, 2013. ASA's Commercial Pilot & Flight Instructor for Helicopter Practical Test Standards book combines Section 1 from both the Commercial Pilot Helicopter PTS (FAA-S-8081-16B, effective June 1, 2013) and the Certified Flight Instructor Helicopter PTS (FAA-S-8081-7B, effective December 1, 2006) into a single book for quick reference.
The practical test standards guide students, instructors, and FAA-designated examiners through checkrides. Written by the FAA, these books list the knowledge and experience prerequisites, the levels of skill that must be demonstrated before an examiner can issue a certificate or rating to an applicant, and include the needed references to the applicable background study and source materials.