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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












This chapter provides an introduction to cross-country
flying under visual flight rules (VFR). It contains practical
information for planning and executing cross-country flight for the beginning pilot.

Air navigation is the process of piloting an aircraft from
one geographic position to another while monitoring one’s position as the flight progresses. It introduces the need for planning, which includes plotting the course on an aeronautical chart, selecting checkpoints, measuring
distances, obtaining pertinent weather information, and
computing flight time, headings, and fuel requirements.

The methods used in this chapter include pilotage
navigating by reference to visible landmarks, dead
reckoning computations of direction and distance from a
known position, and radio navigation by use of radio aids.