ASA reprints the most current FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) in this series of handy cockpit-sized guides. ASA’s Commercial Pilot & Flight Instructor for Helicopter Practical Test Standards book combines Section 1 (for Helicopter) from both the Commercial Pilot Rotorocraft PTS (FAA-S-8081-16A, effective August 1, 2006) and the Certified Flight Instructor Rotorcraft PTS (FAA-S-8081-7B, effective December 1, 2006) into a single book for quick-reference.
The PTS guide students, instructors, and FAA-designated examiners through checkrides. Every PTS details the skill and knowledge that must be demonstrated before an examiner can issue a certificate or rating to an applicant. 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 give the applicable background study and reference materials.