I have created the following documents, or linked to documents created by others, to help you with your training. Many of these are referenced on various other pages on this website, but having them all here in one place may be useful to you.
Legal Interpretations and Opinions
Guides for particular topics
Pilot Supplies List - Supplies that you will need for your training
Pre-flight Inspection - Photos and descriptions of real problems discovered during pre-flight
Cessna C172SP Start Procedure - One-sheet guide to priming and starting the engine in the C172SP
Runway Safety - A Best Practices Guide to Operations and Communications
Pattern Guide - One page guide on how to fly the pattern in a Cessna C172SP
Radio Primer - Basic Radio Communication Primer for the Student Pilot
Required Aircraft Inspections - Summary and reference links
Flying Wisdom - Various tips and rules of thumb
Antennas - Learn which antennas on your aircraft serve which functions, and how to identify them.
Fly like a pro - Tidbits of knowledge
AIM Helper - Help navigating the Aeronautical Information Manual
BasicMed - BasicMed — an alternative to an FAA medical exam — explained, with links to more details
Staying Connected - Ways to stay connected with aviation on an ongoing basis
AC 61-65H - General guidance and endorsements for all certificates and ratings
Places To Go - My own list of fly-in destinations for the San Francisco Bay Area pilot
Airport Camping - My own list — largely from information provided by my clients — of airports with camping at, or near, the field. Largely California focused, but airports outside of California may be listed as well.
Regulatory Relief: Aviation Training Devices; Pilot Certification, Training, and Pilot Schools; and Other Provisions - The FAA recently made a number of significant changes to Part 61 WRT Commercial Pilot training and certification, instrument currency and FTDs and ATDs, and sport pilot training and instruction WRT higher ratings.