official FAA handbook has been required reading for more than 30 years.
Providing basic knowledge essential for all pilots—from beginning
student pilots to those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates—this
book introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge needed as they
progress through pilot training. Studying this book, pilots gain the
required knowledge to earn a certificate and understand aerodynamic
theory associated with airplane flight.
The book begins with a basic introduction to flying, including the
history of flight, the role of the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), criteria for earning the various pilot certificates, how to
select a flight school and instructor, and the tests associated with
earning a pilot certificate. Subjects covered include aircraft
structure, principles and aerodynamics of flight, flight controls,
aircraft systems, flight instruments, flight manuals and documents,
weight and balance, aircraft performance, weather theory, aviation
weather services, airport operations, airspace, navigation, aeromedical
factors, and aeronautical decision-making.
This 2008 edition reflects the latest aviation industry procedures,
equipment, techniques and regulations. It is a key reference for all the
information necessary to operate an aircraft and for passing the FAA
Knowledge Exam and Practical Test (checkride). Newly illustrated with
hundreds of full-color drawings and photographs!
Now includes the new Runway Incursion Avoidance appendix. If you have an earlier printing of this title, click here to download a PDF of this appendix.