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.
Rotorcraft Flying Handbookby Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
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The Rotorcraft Flying Handbook is designed as a technical manual for applicants who are preparing for their private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a helicopter or gyroplane class rating. Certificated flight instructors may find this handbook a valuable training aid, since detailed coverage of aerodynamics, flight controls, systems, performance, flight maneuvers, emergencies, and aeronautical decision making is included. Contents: Chapter 1—Introduction to the Helicopter; Chapter 2—General Aerodynamics; Chapter 3—Aerodynamics of Flight; Chapter 4—Helicopter Flight Controls; Chapter 5—Helicopter Systems; Chapter 6—Rotorcraft Flight Manual (Helicopter); Chapter 7—Weight and Balance; Chapter 8 Performance; Chapter 9—Basic Flight Maneuvers; Chapter 10—Advanced Maneuvers; Chapter 11—Helicopter Emergencies; Chapter 12—Attitude Instrument Flying; Chapter 13—Night Operations; Chapter 14—Aeronautical Decision Making; Chapter 15—Introduction to the Gyroplane; Chapter 16—Aerodynamics of the Gyroplane; Chapter 17—Gyroplane Flight Controls; Chapter 18—Gyroplane Systems; Chapter 19—Rotorcraft Flight Manual
(Gyroplane); Chapter 20—Flight Operations; Chapter 21—Gyroplane Emergencies; Chapter 22—Gyroplane Aeronautical Decision
Making; Glossary and index.
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