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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
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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












In order to safely fly any aircraft, a pilot must understand
how to interpret and operate the flight instruments. The
pilot also needs to be able to recognize associated errors
and malfunctions of these instruments. This chapter
addresses the pitot-static system and associated
instruments, the vacuum system and related instruments,
gyroscopic instruments, and the magnetic compass. When
a pilot understands how each instrument works and
recognizes when an instrument is malfunctioning, he or
she can safely utilize the instruments to their fullest