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
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 index.
Soft cover, indexed, full-color illustrations, 8-3/8" x 10-7/8" format, 280 pages.