These FAA official handbooks, Airplane Flying Handbook (previously titled Flight Training Handbook) and Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, have been required reading for all pilots for more than 30 years.
Bonus: Includes handy laminated kneeboard-sized reference cards! These cards provide quick access to information on communication procedures, airport signs/markings, light gun signals, and more.
Airplane Flying Handbook
The Airplane Flying Handbook introduces the basic pilot skills and knowledge essential for piloting airplanes. It benefits student pilots just beginning their aviation endeavors, as well as those wishing to improve their flying proficiency and aeronautical knowledge, those preparing for additional certificates or ratings, and flight instructors engaged in the instruction of both students and licensed pilots.
This book is the official FAA source for learning to fly; many test questions for the FAA Knowledge Exams come from this reference. Illustrated throughout with full-color graphics and photography. Soft cover, indexed, 8.25"x10.75" format, 280 pages.
Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
The Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge is essential reading for all pilots - from beginning student pilots to those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates. This official FAA handbook 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 learn the aerodynamic theory associated with airplane flight.
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!