ASA

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. ASA is currently owned by Mike Lorden, General Manager and 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-2), aviation plotters, kneeboards, flight bags, 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, manufacturers training, colleges, universities, STEM/magnet programs, ab initio training, general aviation airports, and 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 76 years.

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Scenario-Based Training (SBT), which has become industry standard, uses a script of real-world experiences to address flight training objectives....
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Meteorologist, flight instructor, weather research and engineering test pilot Dennis Newton speaks pilot-to-pilot in this valuable guide on detecting,...
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Skydancing: Aerobatic Flight Techniques by David Robson Covers all the basic aerobatic moves and much more, with easy to...
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This is a thorough treatise on learning and performing aerobatics and spins in the Cessna Aerobat aircraft. Kershner personally conducted hundreds of...
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In Reporting Clear?, author Cheryl Cage offers an easy, step-by-step guide for the pilot conducting his/her own background check. Titles, addresses, phone...
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Mandatory equipment for all aircraft, these tire stops are for keeping aircraft securely parked. A pair of black molded plastic wheel stops are connected...
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Transport and protect your communications equipment in style. This bag is constructed with a durable 600D black polyester exterior, thick 1/4" padding...
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"...a bedrock book in your aviation library." — Richard Taylor, from the Foreword Taking and passing an FAA Knowledge Exam is required for earning...
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ASA has teamed up with renowned sport aviation expert Paul Hamilton to produce Sport Pilot: Choosing the Light-Sport Aircraft that's Right for You , a...
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Practical tips on how to survive an inadvertent entry into cloud or reduced visibility.
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Features a nonslip rotating azimuth made from strong plastic for quick course readout. Constructed of sturdy, clear plastic with easy-to-read numbers...
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