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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
Introduction To Flying

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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge



Table of Contents

Chapter 1, Introduction To Flying
Chapter 2, Aircraft Structure
Chapter 3, Principles of Flight
Chapter 4, Aerodynamics of Flight
Chapter 5, Flight Controls
Chapter 6, Aircraft Systems
Chapter 7, Flight Instruments
Chapter 8, Flight Manuals and Other Documents
Chapter 9, Weight and Balance
Chapter 10, Aircraft Performance
Chapter 11, Weather Theory
Chapter 12, Aviation Weather Services
Chapter 13, Airport Operation
Chapter 14, Airspace
Chapter 15, Navigation
Chapter 16, Aeromedical Factors
Chapter 17, Aeronautical Decision Making














The Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge provides
basic knowledge for the student pilot learning to fly, as well
as pilots seeking advanced pilot certification. For detailed
information on a variety of specialized flight topics, see
specific Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) handbooks
and Advisory Circulars (ACs).
This chapter offers a brief history of flight, introduces the
history and role of the FAA in civil aviation, FAA regulations
and standards, government references and publications,
eligibility for pilot certi.cates, available routes to flight
instruction, the role of the Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI)
and Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) in flight training, and
Practical Test Standards (PTS).