handbook introduces the basic skills necessary for piloting seaplanes,
skiplanes, and helicopters equipped with floats or skis. It is
primarily intended to assist pilots who already hold private or
commercial certificates and who are learning to fly these aircraft
types. It is also beneficial to rated seaplane pilots who wish to
improve their proficiency, pilots preparing for flights using
ski-equipped aircraft, and flight instructors engaged in the
instruction of both students and transitioning pilots.
The book introduces the future seaplane or skiplane pilot to the
realm of water operations and cold weather operations, and provides
information on the performance of procedures required for the addition
of a sea class rating in airplanes.
Previously published in the Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3), this information has since been removed from that text (with the introduction of the FAA-H-8083-3A). The Seaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations Handbook features full-color illustrations and photographs throughout, as well as straightforward discussions and explanations for:
Rules, regulations and aids for navigation
Principles of seaplanes
Water characteristics and seaplane base operations
Seaplane operations (preflight, takeoffs, landings)
Emergency open sea operations
Float and ski equipped helicopters
Soft cover, glossary, indexed, full-color illustrations and photographs, 8-3/8" x 10-7/8", 82 pages.