Student Pilot's Flight Manual: From First Flight to Private Certificate / Edition 10

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A classic for beginning aviators, this manual provides ground and flight information for student pilots working certification. This comprehensive reference describes flying fundamentals in a step-by-step, accessible procedures including the solo, cross-country, and night flights. An authoritative volume completely revised regulations, procedures, aeronautical charts, and terminology, this resource also contains a completely serves as a guide for teaching ground and flight instruction as well as a checklist of student accomplishments through the private-pilot knowledge and practical tests.
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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: 9781560277194
  • Publisher: Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/15/2010
  • Series: The Flight Manuals Series Series
  • Edition description: 10th edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 450
  • Sales rank: 120,092
  • Product dimensions: 10.76 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

William K. Kershner was a certified flight instructor, naval aviator, and corporate pilot. The recipient of many aviation awards, including the General Aviation Flight Instructor of the Year, he is the author of The Flight Manuals series.
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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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