ASA

ASA was started as Merrell Aviation Ground School by Creighton Merrell in 1940. The company’s primary goal soon became the training of post-war military pilots returning from active duty to work in the early civilian airlines. Plotters, regulations and training manuals were the first products. In 1960, the company broadened its production and development efforts with additional pilot supplies and books added to the ground school training line.

In 1969, the company became Northwest School of Aviation under a new owner, Roy Beech. The company’s goal was the franchise of the popular Merrell Ground School under the name “Aviation Seminars of America,” or ASA.

In November, 1976, Joe Cucchiari purchased the company. “Aviation Supplies and Academics” replaced Aviation Seminars of America as the name to go with the ASA acronym, and the company again broadened its product line to add cassette courses and new books and training materials. The company was incorporated in 1977. In 1981, Joe Finelli joined the organization, bringing 20 years of experience in printing and publishing with him. Publishing and manufacturing has since become the principal company mission.

In 1984, the sale of the ground school (Aviation Training and Research, Inc.) and the retail store (The Aviator’s Store) allowed all efforts to be directed towards becoming a major supplier of pilot supplies and educational material in the United States. In 1985 Mike Lorden joined ASA as Marketing Director. That year, ASA moved to larger quarters in Georgetown, and again to its present Coal Creek location in 1990 to provide more warehouse and office space. Jackie Spanitz joined the operation in 1993 and is currently ASA General Manager. ASA is currently owned by Mike Lorden, President.

The ASA FAR/AIM has been in publication since 1945, and the ASA Test Preps have been in production for more than 60 years. Since those early days, many products have been added to the line including textbooks, software, apps, online courses, videos, flight instructor tools, aviation maintenance technician materials, logbooks, flight computers (manual E6B and the electronic CX-3), aviation plotters, kneeboards, flight bags, remote pilot and drone materials, and more. Additional pilot supply items and book titles are being added, as our team of Authors and Subject Matter Experts has continued to grow.

Our distribution network has grown as well, with domestic and international distributors promoting and representing the full ASA product line around the globe. ASA products are used worldwide in all training environments: ICAO, CAA, FAA Part 61/141/147, airline, manufacturers training, colleges, universities, STEM/magnet programs, ab initio training, general aviation airports, and by aviators everywhere for self-study.

Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. does business as “ASA”. ASA is the leading publisher of aviation books and the largest producer of pilot supplies in the USA today, providing trusted materials for more than 80 years.

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ASA Single Headset Bag ASA-BAG-HS-1A ASA Headset Bags
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Headset Flight Bags

ASA Single Headset Bag

ASA
ASA-BAG-HS-1A
€24.75
ASA Single Headset Bag (ASA Single Headset Bag) for carrying all types of rider helmets. Carry and protect your communications gear with style and simplicity. This headset bag is made with a durable black 600D polyester exterior, 1/4" thick padding throughout and finished inside with a new contrasting color lining. A Velcro strap in the interior...
ASA Pilot Flight Bag ASA-BAG-PILOT-1 ASA Flight Bags
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Flight Bags for Pilots

ASA Pilot Flight Bag

ASA
ASA-BAG-PILOT-1
€49.55
ASA Flight Bag The bag you want for your everyday flying. Big enough to hold everything you need but compact enough to carry and store easily. The ASA Pilot Bag is simple, no-frills, ideal for everyday flying because it's large enough to hold pilot essentials and compact enough to carry and store with ease. Made to last, non-slip wrap-around carrying...
Cockpit Procedures 9781560277217 ASA Operational Procedures
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Operational Procedures

Cockpit Procedures

ASA
9781560277217
€19.18
Effective cockpit routines for pilots and virtual aviators.
Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook 9781619544819 ASA Aerodynamics & Performance
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Aerodynamics & Performance

Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook

ASA
9781619544819
€14.38
Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook contains helpful information on weight and balance for pilots, flight engineers, and aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs). Weight and balance is an important aspect of the safety of flight. An overweight aircraft, or one whose center of gravity is outside the allowable limits, is inefficient and dangerous to fly....
Fixed Plotter ASA ASA-CP-1 ASA Home Fixed Plotter ASA ASA-CP-1 ASA Home 2
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Plotters

Fixed Plotter ASA

ASA
ASA-CP-1
€9.05
Constructed of sturdy clear plastic with easy-to-read numbers and scales. WAC, Sectional, and TAC scales approved by Weight and Measures Department.
Takeoffs & Landings : The Crucial Maneuvers 9781560275558 ASA Flight Instructors
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Flight Instructors

Takeoffs & Landings : The Crucial Maneuvers

ASA
9781560275558
€19.18
Leighton Collins' classic aviation book is all about the realities of flying into and out of an airport, the practical matters of taking off and landing safely, skillfully, every time. His tips and secrets are gathered from a lifetime of experience in the field.
Ultimate Rotating Plotter ASA ASA-CP-RLX ASA Plotters Ultimate Rotating Plotter ASA ASA-CP-RLX ASA Plotters 2
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Plotters

Ultimate Rotating Plotter ASA

ASA
ASA-CP-RLX
€16.12
Durable Lexan® resin won't melt, warp or break in extreme temperatures — guaranteed! Rotating azimuth eases flight planning with direct course readout. Lifetime warranty.
Square Aviation Plotter ASA ASA-CP-P5 ASA Plotters Square Aviation Plotter ASA ASA-CP-P5 ASA Plotters 2
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Plotters

Square Aviation Plotter ASA

ASA
ASA-CP-P5
€7.02
Constructed of durable resin, this plotter won't melt, warp or break in extreme temperatures. Its convenient 13 x 13 cm square size and ease of use make this plotter a pilot favorite for simple, accurate flight planning. Uses a 1:500,000 scale and includes 5 NM and 10 NM radius rings for quick and easy measurement. The 2 NM grid makes alignment with...
Instrument Plotter ASA ASA-CP-IFR-2 ASA Plotters Instrument Plotter ASA ASA-CP-IFR-2 ASA Plotters 2
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Plotters

Instrument Plotter ASA

ASA
ASA-CP-IFR-2
€10.70
Designed for easier IFR flight planning and in-flight reference. Made of durable Lexan® resin that does not melt, deform or break under extreme temperatures, making it more durable.. Includes current NACO chart scales!
Aircraft Fuel Tester Black ASA ASA-AFT-1 ASA Fuel Tester Aircraft Fuel Tester Black ASA ASA-AFT-1 ASA Fuel Tester 2
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Fuel Tester

Aircraft Fuel Tester Black ASA

ASA
ASA-AFT-1
€9.92
Protect yourself from fuel contamination by visually checking the fuel for water and debris thanks to the ASA Aircraft Fuel Tester. Fits all quick-drain valves and has an adapter for recessed drains. Includes both Phillips and slotted screwdriver tips.
Funda de Pitot ASA 3/4 ASA-PTC-34 ASA Pitot / Stall Covers Funda de Pitot ASA 3/4 ASA-PTC-34 ASA Pitot / Stall Covers 2
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Pitot / Stall Covers

Funda de Pitot ASA 3/4

ASA
ASA-PTC-34
€13.97
This pitot tube cover fits snugly over 3/4" pitot systems, found on Cessna 150, 152, 172, 177, 182, 200 Series, Skymaster, and the Falcon jet. Critical to safe operations, the cover keeps dirt, contamination, and insects from entering the pitot tube. A "remove before flight" streamer hangs off the cover as a prominent preflight reminder to pilots. The...
Global Navigation for Pilots 9781619548893 ASA Navigation & Radionavigation
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Navigation & Radionavigation

Global Navigation for Pilots

ASA
9781619548893
€57.64
This book has been and is the basic reference text on International Flight Techniques and Procedures since 1993. This work, written by Dale De Remer and Donald McLean, delves into technologies such as FMS, INS, LORAN-C, GPS and FANS: Future Air Navigation Systems. In its second edition, completely revised and updated, new contents are included such as...
Visualized Flight Maneuvers Handbook - Low Wing ASA-VFM-LO-5 ASA Private Pilot / PPL
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Private Pilot / PPL

Visualized Flight Maneuvers Handbook - Low Wing

ASA
ASA-VFM-LO-5
€23.99
Traditionally known as the "red book of maneuvers", this manual is an excellent learning and teaching aid for instructors and students, covering all flight maneuvers required for Private, Sport, Commercial and Flight Instructor certification. Each maneuver is represented in detail according to the type of aircraft on which the lesson will be conducted,...
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Meteorology

Navigating Weather

ASA
ASA-WXRADAR
€38.41
The Navigating Weather book provides the fundamental knowledge and skills for operating weather radars, how they work and how to interpret them. Book size: 18.4 cm x 22.8 cm
Visualized Flight Maneuvers Handbook - High Wing ASA-VFM-HI-5 ASA Home
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€23.99
Traditionally known as the "blue book of maneuvers", this manual complies with the current rules and regulations of practical tests for the certification of Private Instructor, Sport, Commercial and Flight. This fourth edition is an excellent learning and teaching aid for instructors and students as it is a fully illustrated manual, with 52 fold-out...
Tri-Fold IFR Kneeboard ASA-KB-3I-A ASA Clipboard Kneeboards Tri-Fold IFR Kneeboard ASA-KB-3I-A ASA Clipboard Kneeboards 2
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Clipboard Kneeboards

Tri-Fold IFR Kneeboard

ASA
ASA-KB-3I-A
€41.28
For the pilot who needs to carry more, ASA's Tri-Fold Kneeboard holds the expertly-styled IFR Kneeboard (included) in a three-panel jacket.  Aluminum kneeboard includes important IFR information such as flight plan equipment qualifiers, IFR alternate minimums, required reports, lost communications and more!. Black nylon three-panel jacket is embroidered...
IFR Kneeboard ASA ASA-KB-2-A ASA Clipboard Kneeboards IFR Kneeboard ASA ASA-KB-2-A ASA Clipboard Kneeboards 2
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Clipboard Kneeboards

IFR Kneeboard ASA

ASA
ASA-KB-2-A
€24.38
The durable brushed aluminum IFR Kneeboard is a great way to organize your flight data, providing a strong surface for inflight note-taking as well as quick access to important IFR information in the form of a permanent placard. Includes leg strap with pencil holder, strong metal clip, and useful IFR information tooled onto the attractive, brushed...
ASA Holding Visualizer ASA-HPC-2 ASA Calculators ASA Holding Visualizer ASA-HPC-2 ASA Calculators 2
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Calculators

ASA Holding Visualizer

ASA
ASA-HPC-2
€14.46
This Holding Pattern Visualizer is a useful tool that shows a pilot which input is appropriate, given the assigned holding radius, making it an excellent learning tool. A perfect learning tool for experienced instrument pilots, students and a practical teaching aid for flight instructors. The FAA Knowledge Exams have approved the use of the Hold Pattern...
Lesson Plans to Train Like You Fly LESSON-PLAN4 ASA Home
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Home

Lesson Plans to Train Like You Fly

ASA
LESSON-PLAN4
€28.80
Lesson Plans to Train Like You Fly (New Edition) This book presents lesson plans for flight instructors in the form of scenario-based maneuver briefings. This fourth edition incorporates critical information previously published in Train Like You Fly: A Flight Instructor's Guide to Scenario-Based Training, current best practices, and proven tips for...
iPad Holder Kneeboard ASA ASA-KB-IPAD-2 ASA iPad / Tablets / iPhone Kneeboards
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iPad / Tablets / iPhone Kneeboards

iPad Holder Kneeboard ASA

ASA
ASA-KB-IPAD-2
€24.75
iPad Holder Kneeboard ASA This kneeboard is made of durable fabric with embossed wings. It is functional and durable, and offers pilots greater flexibility in choosing a piernograph that is best suited for them. It is a versatile holster and knee pad that helps pilots protect and use their iPad in flight and on the ground. The elastic strap attaches the...
Highspeed E6B Slide E6B-SLIDE ASA Calculators Highspeed E6B Slide E6B-SLIDE ASA Calculators 2
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Calculators

Highspeed E6B Slide

ASA
E6B-SLIDE
€13.18
A companion product to ASA’s E6-B metal flight computers. Provides calculations for high-speed flight in the range of 220-700 knots or miles per hour.
Master Logbook Case ASA ASA-SP-BAG-1 ASA Logbook Covers Master Logbook Case ASA ASA-SP-BAG-1 ASA Logbook Covers 2
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Logbook Covers

Master Logbook Case ASA

ASA
ASA-SP-BAG-1
€23.93
Durable nylon logbook cover holds and protects your master logbook, charts, and other aviation essentials. This durable nylon logbook cover is a great way to protect and store your logbook, as well as aeronautical charts and pilot credentials. The main compartment will hold logbooks up to 6-1/2" x 11" (17x28 cm) and is perfectly suited for THE STANDARD®...
Flight Training: Taking the Short Approach 9781560275565 ASA Home
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€38.41
A comprehensive orientation to aviation — find out what's involved with learning to fly and earning a pilot's license in this streamlined approach to flight training.
E6-B Color Flight Computer ASA ASA-E6B-COLOR ASA Calculators E6-B Color Flight Computer ASA ASA-E6B-COLOR ASA Calculators 2
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Calculators

E6-B Color Flight Computer ASA

ASA
ASA-E6B-COLOR
€43.76
Flight Calculator E6-B Color ASA for flight planning in high quality aluminum. Vinyl case and instruction booklet included. The best flight calculator on the market, now enhanced with colors to make it even easier to use. Measurements: 24.7 cm x 12.7 cm
VFR Kneeboard ASA ASA-KB-1-A ASA Clipboard Kneeboards VFR Kneeboard ASA ASA-KB-1-A ASA Clipboard Kneeboards 2
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Clipboard Kneeboards

VFR Kneeboard ASA

ASA
ASA-KB-1-A
€24.38
The durable brushed aluminum VFR Kneeboard is a great way to organize your flight data, providing a strong surface for inflight note-taking as well as quick access to important VFR information in the form of a permanent placard. This new version has updated information to reflect modern cockpit needs, including VFR ceiling, visibility and cloud clearance,...
Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators 9781619540170 ASA Aerodynamics & Performance
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Aerodynamics & Performance

Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators

ASA
9781619540170
€28.80
This textbook, Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators, is the definitive source on aerodynamics and aeronautical engineering theory as it applies to flight operations. The information contained in Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators is applicable to pilot training, turbine-powered aircraft, internal combustion engines, and flight operations in general.
Airline Pilot Technical Interviews: A Study Guide ASA-ATP-INT-4 ASA Interviews / Job Hunting
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Interviews / Job Hunting

Airline Pilot Technical Interviews: A Study Guide

ASA
9781644250730
€19.18
Airline Pilot Technical Interviews, a study guide for a successful airline check-ride. All kinds of technical questions can be asked in an airline interview…yet there is a specific approach a pilot applicant should take in preparing for this part of the hiring process.
MAKING PERFECT LANDINGS IN LIGHT AIRPLANES 9781619540309 ASA Home
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€16.49
Many pilots resign themselves to imperfect takeoffs and landings simply because they do not realize that even professionals must work on each of these critical phases of flight. "Making Perfect Takeoffs and Landings in Light Airplanes" shows pilots how to develop a total awareness of the situation, of the aircraft and of themselves, and how to turn that...
Cinta Remove Before Flight ASA-RBF ASA Pitot / Stall Covers Cinta Remove Before Flight ASA-RBF ASA Pitot / Stall Covers 2
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Pitot / Stall Covers

Cinta Remove Before Flight

ASA
ASA-RBF
€9.01
A bright red heavy nylon banner that can be fastened to anything that needs removing before flight. Comes with a grommet and wire ring that can be attached to everything from gear pins to gust locks and pitot covers. Heavy duty vinyl is tear resistant.
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Commercial Pilot / ATPL

FBO Management

ASA
9781644252291
€67.26
The FBO Management book covers all aspects related to the operation, marketing and management of fixed base operators (FBOs).
CASA C-212 "Aviocar" | BuckerBook
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Interviews / Job Hunting

Mental Math for Pilots

ASA
9781644253144
€23.99
Mental Math for Pilots. Third Edition is made so that you can make mental calculations quickly and efficiently, without having to use paper or pen. Size of the book: 15.2 cm x 22.8 cm
CASA C-212 "Aviocar" | BuckerBook
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Communications

Say Again, Please

ASA
ASA-SAP7
€23.99
Say Again, Please (Seventh Edition) This book is a guide to radio communications for pilots, through the national airspace system, using typical examples of radio transmissions to help increase your comfort level when using the microphone.
2024 FAR / AIM Book 9781644252819 ASA Air Law
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Air Law

2024 FAR / AIM Book

ASA
9781644252819
€28.80
2024 FAR / AIM Book This book contains the Federal Aviation Regulations and Aeronautical Information Manual. Rules and procedures for aviators, including applicable regulations for pilots, drone operators, and instructors.
Flight Maneuvers Virtual Test Prep® 9781619541948 ASA Commercial Pilot / ATPL
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Commercial Pilot / ATPL

Flight Maneuvers Virtual Test Prep®

ASA
9781619541948
€41.28
Includes DVD and Blu-ray disks! Inflight footage, high-definition air-to-air video, 3D and animated graphics, experienced flight instrctors help you prepare for the private, sport, commercial, and CFI Checkrides. 
YOUR JOB SEARCH PARTNER CHERYL A. CAGE 9780971426603 ASA Home
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€16.30
In Your Job Search Partner, author Cheryl Cage offers professionals, in any field, an extensive, positive, step-by-step guide to marketing themselves more effectively while helping them uncover hidden talents and strengths. Armed with Cheryl’s motivational real-life advice, even a professional feeling unorganized and unprepared can implement an organized,...
Student Pilot Guide 9781560276487 ASA Home
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Home

Student Pilot Guide

ASA
9781560276487
€2.84
How do I get a pilot’s license? Where do I start? Who can I ask? All these questions and more are answered in the FAA’s Student Pilot Guide. For veteran members of the flying community, the question “How do I get a pilot’s license?” seems to have a simple answer. But for the uninitiated, it is a task that can seem overwhelming. Before beginning flight...
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