The FAA's Airplane Flying Handbook (previously
called Flight Training Handbook) has been required reading for all
pilots for more than 30 years! This book introduces the basic pilot skills and
knowledge essential for piloting airplanes. It benefits student pilots just
beginning their aviation endeavors, as well as those pilots wishing to improve
their flying proficiency and aeronautical knowledge, pilots preparing for
additional certificates or ratings, and flight instructors engaged in the
instruction of both students and licensed pilots.
This new Edition features full-color illustrations, and expands all technical
subject areas from the previous 1999 edition. In addition to updating the
existing material, it also incorporates new areas of safety concerns and
technical information not previously covered, such as runway incursion
avoidance, use of checklists, positive transfer of controls when 2 pilots are
flying together, and transitioning to turboprop and jet-powered airplanes.
This handbook introduces the future pilot to the realm of flight and provides
information and guidance in the performance of procedures and maneuvers required
for pilot certification. It contains chapters dedicated to the introduction to
flight training, ground operations, basic flight maneuvers, slow flight, stalls,
and spins, takeoff and departure climbs, ground reference maneuvers, airport
traffic patterns, approaches and landings, performance maneuvers, night
operations, transition to complex airplanes, transition to multiengine
airplanes, transition to tailwheel airplanes, transition to turboprop powered
airplanes, transition to jet powered airplanes, and emergency procedures.
This book is the official FAA source for learning to fly and many test
questions for the FAA Knowledge Exams for pilots come from this reference.
Illustrated throughout with full-color graphics and photography, and includes an
Soft cover, indexed, full-color illustrations, 8-3/8" x 10-7/8" format, 280