The Student Pilot's Flight Manual: Including FAA Knowledge Test Questions, Answers and Explanations, and Practical (Flight) Test for Airplanes / Edition 8

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This manual is a gathering of material used in pre-flight and postflight briefings and in-flight instruction. The maneuvers are written in the probable order of instruction to the student.

The Student Pilot's Flight Manual is not intended to just help the reader "get past" the FAA written and practical flight tests but includes information for use in the day-to-day process of learning to fly airplanes.

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Editorial Reviews

In this update of the 1993 edition, Elder Statesman of Aviation award winner Kershner assists those preparing for the private pilot certificate. He guides enthusiasts in choosing a flight school through to the preflight check of the plane, standard and emergency maneuvers, and the knowledge and flight tests. Includes an airport directory, medical facts for pilots, notes on engines and other systems, and a sectional chart. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813816098
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.99 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

A Note for Private Pilots Preparing for the Flight Review
Pt. 1 Before the Flight
1 Starting to Fly
2 The Airplane and How It Flies
3 Cockpit - Instruments and Systems
4 Preflight Check
5 Starting the Airplane
6 Taxiing
7 Pretakeoff or Cockpit Check
Pt. 2 Presolo
8 Effects of Controls
9 The Four Fundamentals
10 Elementary Precision Maneuvers
11 Elementary Forced Landings
12 Stalls and Slow Flight
13 Takeoffs and Landings
Pt. 3 Postsolo Maneuvers
14 Advanced Stalls
15 Emergency Flying by Reference to Instruments
16 Postsolo Precision Maneuvers
17 Special Takeoff and Landing Procedures
18 High Altitude Emergencies
Pt. 4 Cross-Country and Night Flying
19 The Navigation Idea
20 The Chart and Other Printed Aids
21 Using the Radio
22 Weather Information
23 The Cross-Country - Knowing Your Airplane
24 Navigation Planning
25 Flying the Cross-Country
26 Introduction to Night Flying
Pt. 5 The Knowledge and Practical (Flight) Tests
27 The Knowledge Test
Private Pilot Knowledge Test (FAA)
Answers and Explanations
28 The Practical (Flight) Test
App. A Wake Turbulence
App. B Airport/Facility Directory Legend
App. C Medical Facts for Pilots
App. D Added Notes on Engines and Other Systems
Sectional Chart
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 1999

    Excellent Text and Study Book for Pilots-to-be

    This clear and thorough book is an excellent study manual for the FAA written private, single-engine, land airplane license. Detailed explanations of weather, instrumentation, flight theory, map reading, radio communications, emergency flight techniques, algebra, etc. It an exhaustive text. The plusses: Fine appedix on engine mechanics; in-depth discussion and diagramming on how instruments actually work; comprehensive study guide in a single volume; fun (corny) narrative to make the more arduous subjects easier to read; wonderful explanations on the math and physics used in flight; appendices which are actually useful. Everything you need to study in a single book. Minuses: All black-and-white 10-point text and illustrations make reading tiring, even if the text is interesting (sole exception: a color map at the back of the book for map training), which I find annoying enough to find it distracting. Verdict: Get it. But, hey publisher, sport the extra cash and get nice, textbook-glossy paper, full-color illustrations of instrumentation and graphs, and use white space a bit more! Try color text callouts, etc. I think the extra $5 in price per book would still find a willing audience.

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