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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

ASA Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge provides the basic knowledge essential to all pilots from the beginning student through the more advanced certificates. When studying this book, pilots will gain an understanding of aerodynamic theory and airplane flight. This book is written for pilots preparing for a remote, sport, private, commercial, or flight instructor certificate. It is an essential reference book that includes the necessary information to operate an aircraft and pass the FAA Knowledge Exam and Practical test.

This learning tool begins with an introduction to flight, then explores the history of flight, role of the FAA, criteria for each pilot certificate, selecting a flight school and instructor, and the tests involved when earning a pilot certificate. Topics include aeronautical discussion making, aircraft construction, principles of flight, aerodynamics of flight, flight controls, aircraft systems, flight instruments, flight manuals and other documents, weight and balance, aircraft performance, weather theory, aviation weather services, airport operations, airspace, navigation, and aeromedical factors. Appendices are also provided for additional support and which include acronyms, abbreviations, and NOTAM contractions, airport signs and markings.

Table of Contents

Preface iii

Acknowledgments v

Table of Contents vii

Chapter 1

Introduction To Flying 1-1

Introduction -1

History of Flight 1-2

History of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 1-3

Transcontinental Air Mail Route 1-4

Federal Certification of Pilots and Mechanics 1-4

The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 1-6

Department of Transportation (DOT) 1-6

ATC Automation 1-6

The Professional Air Traffic Controllers

Organization (PATCO) Strike 1-6

The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 1-7

The Role of the FAA 1-7

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)1-7

Primary Locations of the FAA 1-8

Field Offices 1-8

Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) 1-9

FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) 1-9

Obtaining Assistance from the FAA 1-9



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