Prepares the reader for the Private and Commercial FAA Knowledge Exams, covering all of the aeronautical knowledge required by both certificates
The Success of The Pilot's Manual texbook series lies in its remarkable Editorial Team, which includes airline, military and professional pilots, flight instructors, university professors, FAA representatives, meteorologists, members of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation, and designated examiners. The writing is clear, concise, and provides comprehensive information on the practical aspects of flying. Each book has more than 500 pages and at least as many original graphics and charts. There are also helpful notes in the outside margins for quick definitions of terms, further emphasis on key points, or explanation of mnemonic devices that, over their many years of experience, the authors have found to be of tremendous benefit to the student. Each chapter closes with review questions highlighting the important facts, and all air work is depicted graphically as well as textually for maximum comprehension.
You couldn't ask for a more complete textbook on how to operate general aviation
airplanes in the United Statesnow in hardcover format. Ground School
(previously published as Private & Commercial) walks you through everything
you need to know to pass both your Private and Commercial FAA Knowledge Exams.
The Third Edition has been updated to reflect current rules, procedures, and
the FAAs areas of emphasis including aeronautical decision making, runway
incursion avoidance procedures, risk management, and GPS operations.
The information is organized into easy-to-digest chapters, and the text is
supported with more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs. All the
knowledge requirements are covered, including aerodynamics, the airplane, performance
factors, physiological factors affecting the pilot, weather, regulations, charts
and airspace, airport operations, navigation, and flight planning, including
specific instructions on how to use the flight computer. Helpful marginal notes
are provided for quick definitions of terms, further emphasis on key points,
and mnemonic devices that can be of tremendous benefit to study. Each chapter
closes with review questions highlighting the important facts. Ninety percent
of the text is for the Private, and the additional ten percent, well-separated,
will raise you to the Commercial standard.
Written by a remarkable editorial team consisting of civilian, airline, and
military pilots, flight instructors, professors, FAA representatives, and industry
leaders, this is the textbook trusted by leading universities worldwide. The
logical organization makes it equally effective as a home-study text. Foreword
by Barry Schiff. Hardcover, 8-3/8 x 10-7/8 format, glossary, indexed,
full-color illustrations throughout, 688 pages.
Also available in The Pilot's Manual Series: Volume 1 Flight School, Volume
3 Instrument Flying, Private Pilot Syllabus, Instrument Rating Syllabus, Commercial