The Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge / Edition 4

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Overview

The bestselling source of complete pilot information! Terminology, navigation, airport and airspace operations, radio communications, emergency procedures, flight planning, weather, FAA rules and regulations, and much more—all the essential information a pilot needs, in a concise format. That's what this classic handbook gives you. And now, it's fully updated for today's pilots. Packet with facts and fundamentals every pilot needs—for passing FAA exams, refreshing and updating knowledge and answering day-to-day questions—The Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge gives you current data, more than 250 charts, graphs and illustrations, plus many value-added features. Inside you'll find additional critical information on: flight principles; thorough weather orientation; aircraft performance factors; engine and systems fundamentals; navigation principles; medical facts for pilots; checks and inspections; wake avoidance; basic good operating procedures. You'll want to keep this book handy for quick answers to your most essential questions. It's the best investment that you can make in your flying career, for as long as you fly.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071345194
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/20/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 614
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Illman is author of The Pilot's Radio Communications Handbook, 5th Edition, and The Pilot's Air Traffic Control Handbook, 3rd Edition. Both are Practical Flying Series titles. He is an active private pilot who holds single-engine commercial and multiengine ratings. He worked for TWA for 30 years in management positions and currently operates his own management consulting business.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Principles of flight 1
2 Airplanes and engines 47
3 Flight instruments 89
4 Airplane performance 111
5 Weather 155
6 Navigation 235
7 The airspace system 293
8 Airports 327
9 VFR flight planning 369
10 Emergency procedures 391
11 Wake turbulence 401
12 Medical facts for pilots 409
13 Good operating practices 419
Acronyms and abbreviations 427
Index 431
About the author 440
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2001

    Excellent source

    I am now half way through this nearly 700pg book, and am extremely impressed by the manner in which each and every concept is presented. This book travels from the basics of flight,controls,navigation, weather, airspace etc, in much detail... Pilot, C. Bailey

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