FAA moves from PLT to ACS (Airman Certification Standards) for test reports

FAA moves from PLT to ACS (Airman Certification Standards) for test reports
November 9, 2020 Comments Off on FAA moves from PLT to ACS (Airman Certification Standards) for test reports FAA,FAA 107 UAG Drone Pilot Study Guide Tim Trott

The FAA is finally making the expected transition from the old PLT codes (Pilot Test Standards or AKTR) to the more detailed ACS (Airman Certification Standards) report codes.  The FAA will be holding a webinar on November 18th to announce the change.   Sign up for the webinar can be found at FAA.Safety.Gov (Wings)

The webinar will cover the reasons for changing from PTS to ACS as it affects:

  • Private Pilot-Airplane
  • Instrument Rating-Airplane
  • Commercial Pilot-Airplane
  • Airline Transport Pilot
  • Type Rating-Airplane
  • UAG (drone test) was not mentioned in the announcement.  I plan to ask about that during the webinar.
  • More information about ACS codes for UAG can be found at uas_acs.pdf

To view further details and registration information for this webinar, click here – FAA Safety.

About The Author
Tim Trott Tim Trott has a long history of association with aviation. His father was a glider pilot at one time. Tim grew up with the Sky King television program and later met Kirby Grant after the TV star retired to Florida in the 1970's. Many years later, with the assistance of Kirby's wife and son, Tim wrote "Out of the Blue - The Life and Legend of Sky King". When drones began to become popular, Tim bought an early DJI Phantom. When drone licenses were required, Tim took and passed the drone test in the first hour of the first day it was offered. He later went on to develop a series of training courses and was certified as an instructor by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, teaching first responders around the country, from Boston to Houson and from Lansing to Ft. Lauderdale.