The FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) for Commercial Pilot (8081-16B) & Flight Instructor (8081-7B) Helicopter pilots.
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-8081-16B, effective June 1, 2013) 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. 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 include the needed references to the applicable background study and source materials.