top of page
Search
  • Writer's pictureRachel Miller

8 Private Pilot Acronyms You Must Know

Whether you have your PPL or you're preparing for your checkride, you need to know these acronyms.


AV1ATE (Airworthiness)

  • A - Annual Check (12 Calender Months)

  • V - VORs (30 Calendar Days)

  • 1 - 100 Hour Check (100 Hours)

  • A - Altimeter / Pitot Static (24 Calender Months)

  • T - Transponder (24 Calender Months)

  • E - Emergency Location Transmitter (12 Calendar Months or 1/2 Battery or 1 Hour of Cumulative Use)

ARROW (Required Documents)

  • A - Airworthiness Certificate

  • R - Radio Station License

  • R - Registration Certificate

  • O - Operation Limitations

  • W - Weight and Balance

SAFETY (Passenger Briefing)

  • S - Seat Belts

  • A - Air Ventilation

  • F - Fire Extinguisher

  • E - Emergency Procedure

  • T - Traffic

  • Y - "Your Questions"


NW KRAFT (Pre-Flight)

  • N - NOTAMSs

  • W - Weather

  • K - Known ATC Delays

  • R - Runway Lengths

  • A - Alternate

  • F - Fuel

  • T - Takeoff and Landing Distances


A TOMATO FLAMES (Equipment for VFR day)


  • A - Altimeter

  • T - Tachometer

  • O - Oil Pressure Gauge

  • M - Magnetic Compass

  • A - Airspeed Indicator

  • T - Temperature Gauge

  • O - Oil Temperature Gauge

  • E - Emergency Location Transmitter

FLAPS (Equipment for VFR night)


  • F - Fuel Gauge

  • L - Landing Gear Indicator

  • A - Anti Collision Lights

  • M - Manifold Pressure Gauge

  • E - Emergency Equipment

  • S - Seat Belts


PAVE (Risk Management)

  • P - Pilot

  • A - Aircraft

  • V - Environment

  • E - External Pressures



IM SAFE (Risk Management)

  • I - Illness

  • M - Medication

  • S - Stress

  • A - Alcohol

  • F - Fatigue

  • E - Emotions/Eating

BFR

  • B - Biennial

  • F - Flight

  • R - Review


Check out resources you'll need as a private pilot!


Purchase your logbook here.


BFR - By far the most concise well organized VFR flight review book on the market.


Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide - Updated to reflect vital FAA regulatory, procedural, and training changes, this indispensable tool prepares private pilots for their checkride.




FAR AIM 2021 - Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual


88,488 views3 comments

3 komentarai


Zac S
Zac S
02-12

I think your editor missed a spot. ATOMATOFLAMES has ATOMATOE, and FLAPS has FLAMES. I'm confused what happened here.

Patinka
tresortiz3
03-25
Atsakymas:

Yes the error is there. Night required equipment is VFR Day equipment and FLAPS:

F - Fuses (extra fuses)

L - Landing Light

A - Anti-Collision Lights

P - Position Lights

S - Source of Power

Patinka

jefote6330
2023-12-07

s

Patinka
bottom of page