Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, an official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Handbook; provides basic knowledge that is essential for pilots. This updated handbook introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they progress in their pilot training. This handbook is useful to beginning pilots, as well as those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates. Chapters include: 1. Introduction To Flying, 2. Aircraft Structure, 3. Principles of Flight, 4. Aerodynamics of Flight, 5. Flight Controls, 6. Aircraft Systems, 7. Flight Instruments, 8. Flight Manuals and Other Documents, 9. Weight and Balance, 10. Aircraft Performance, 11. Weather Theory, 12. Aviation Weather Services, 13. Airport Operations, 14. Airspace, 15. Navigation, 16. Aeromedical Factors, 17. Aeronautical Decision-Making, Appendix, Glossary, and Index. Detailed specialized information with both color and b&w illustrations, easy to navigate.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of civil aviation in the U.S. (National Airworthiness Authority). The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the group under the name "Federal Aviation Agency", and adopted its current name in 1967 when it became a part of the United States Department of Transportation. The Federal Aviation Administration's major roles include: Regulating U.S. commercial space transportation. Regulating air navigation facilities' geometry and Flight inspection standards. Encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology. Issuing, suspending, or revoking pilot certificates. Regulating civil aviation to promote safety, especially through local offices called Flight Standards District Offices. Developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft. Researching and developing the National Airspace System and civil aeronautics. Developing and carrying out programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation.
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