2016 Record of Changes

Version 1.1.0

Released February 05, 2016

Branding Update.

Version 1.2.0

Released April 01, 2016


  • Preface, Chapter 1: Added Copyright Notice.
  • Logbook Entries For Instrument Instruction, Chapter 6: Revised total number of hours required for an instrument rating (as per §61.65(d)). Modified to show correct instrument experience requirement for the add-on rating.
  • Cross Country Flight Planning, Chapter 9 (SEC 3): Revised written text on the 1-2-3 rule for alternate requirements.

Version 1.3.0

Released June 20, 2016


  • Flight Instruments & Navigational Equipment, Chapter 3, Section 3: Updated RVSM Altitude to show a correct listing of RVSM Altitudes, FL 290 to FL 410.
  • Compliance with ATC Procedures & Clearances, Chapter 11, Section 2: Revised text that said that ODP’s are only textual. They are “normally” textual, however, can be graphical, under more complex environments.
  • Navigation Systems, Chapter 13, Section 1: Added reference for AC-90-108, which discusses the permissible types of equipment that can be substituted (RNAV) to replace DME, or Ground-Based Radio NAVAID’s.
  • Instrument Approach Procedures, Chapter 14, Section 2: Added a description of Angular Deviation vs. Lateral Deviation.
  • Airport Operations, Chapter 16, Section 3: Added the atmospheric criteria of when it is necessary to hold short of ILS Critical Areas.

Version 2.0.0

Released December 25, 2016


  • Cross-Country Flight Planning, Chapter 9, Section 5: 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.
  • Weather Information, Chapter 7, 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.
  • All Chapters/All Sections: Correction of typographical errors throughout the publication.
  • All Chapters/All Sections: Image credit has been added for all lessons.
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