2016 Record of Changes

Version 4.3.0

Released February 05, 2016

General Updates

4.3.0 was released on February 5th, 2016. Annual 2016 Update: Due to the type of update, we recommend that you cross-reference your book with the new update to see what has changed.

Version 4.4.0

Released April 1, 2016

Preface, Chapter 1

Added Copyright Notice.

Navigation & Flight Planning, Chapter 9

Text formatting fixes have occurred in section 3.

Pre-Flight Procedures, Chapter 21

Modifications have been made to the PAVE checklist.

Version 4.5.0

Released June 20, 2016

Fundamentals of Flight, Chapter 27, Section 1

Revised trimming procedure to conform to a more logical approach, PPT. Pitch, Power, then Trim.

Aircraft Systems, Chapter 18, Section 9

Updated “Types of Altitude” to reflect more detail. Updated “Types of Airspeed” to reflect more detail.

Performance & Limitations, Chapter 19, Section 3

Updated “Types of Altitude” to reflect more detail.

Performance & Limitations, Chapter 19, Section 4

Updated “Types of Airspeed” to reflect more detail. Added “The Three Types of Hydroplaning.”

National Airspace System, Chapter13, Section 7

Corrected Class E VFR WX Minimums.

Aircraft Airworthiness Requirements, Chapter 20, Section 4

Removed text that stated that a VOR Check was required every 12-months for VFR Operations.

Aeromedical Factors, Chapter 3, Section 3

This is a NEW SECTION. It covers the process of obtaining a Student Pilot Certificate via IACRA, which is the result of a regulation change which took place on 4/1/2016.

Night Operations, Chapter 10, Section 6

This is a NEW SECTION. It covers, in detail, FAR §91.209, which discusses the three periods of “nighttime” (Sunset to Sunrise, Beginning & End of Civil Twilight, and 1 Hour After Sunset to 1 Hour Before Sunrise).

Version 5.0

Released December 25, 2016

Principles of Flight, Chapter 6, Section 2

Revised the direction of the greater than symbol for “subsonic.”

National Airspace System, Chapter 13, Section 4

Clarified the speed limit inside of Class B Airspace. Added 250 KIAS restriction inside of Class B, above 10,000 feet MSL, and 200 KIAS below 10,000 feet MSL.

National Airspace System, Chapter 13, Section 5, 6, 7, and 8

Corrected typo on Weather Minimums.

Weather Information, Chapter 17, Section 6

Added Takeoff & Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA) and Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM). This is the new process for disseminating Runway Conditions that went into effect on October 1, 2016. This data can be found in the airport NOTAMS.

Federal Aviation Regulations, Chapter 12, Section 7

Removed “EST” from the example NOTAM made available for decoding. 1305011200-1312111200EST should show as 1305011200-1312111200, as this time is displayed in UTC, and NOT in Eastern Time.

Navigation and Flight Planning, Chapter 9, Section 4

Added guidance on how to use the new ICAO Flight Planning format which will be implemented in January 2017. FAA Form 7233-1 will be superseded by FAA Form 7233-4.

Navigation and Flight Planning, Chapter 9

Various updates to the entire section which include text revisions, and content enhancements.

All Chapters/All Sections

Correction of typographical errors throughout the publication and Image credit has been added for all lessons.

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