Your Pilot's License

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So much has been said about earlier editions of this bookthe quintessential guide for aspiring and novice pilots. Tens of thousands have turned to Joe Christy's time-honored primer of practical advice on the sometimes daunting process of obtaining a pilot's license. Now, this economical manual has been extensively expanded and updated to reflect the most recent developments in aviation and the piloting process. Jerry A. Eichenberger has added new sections to thoroughly discuss the two newest forms of navigation -...
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Overview

So much has been said about earlier editions of this bookthe quintessential guide for aspiring and novice pilots. Tens of thousands have turned to Joe Christy's time-honored primer of practical advice on the sometimes daunting process of obtaining a pilot's license. Now, this economical manual has been extensively expanded and updated to reflect the most recent developments in aviation and the piloting process. Jerry A. Eichenberger has added new sections to thoroughly discuss the two newest forms of navigation - Loran-C and the Global Positioning System (GPS). You'll also find new material on airspace designations, FAA weather reporting and information access systems, small airplane certification programs, training requirements, in-flight communications, and biennial flight reviews.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070192812
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill School Education Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/1994
  • Edition description: 5th ed.
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Instructors & flight schools 1
Flight training options 1
Ground study options 5
Costs 6
Instructors 7
Airsickness 11
2 The airplane 12
Angle of attack 14
Center of gravity 14
The flight control system 15
The propeller & its effects 19
The throttle 21
The engine 22
Flight instruments 24
Engine instruments 30
Stall warning devices 30
3 Flying the airplane safely & legally 31
Preflight check 33
Ready for takeoff 44
Stall recovery 48
Landing 50
Legal requirements 57
Weight & balance 63
4 Control techniques 67
Load & air density 69
Takeoff, climbs, & descents 71
Turns 75
Ground reference maneuvers 80
Not-so-normal landings 87
Emergency landings 95
Emergency instrument procedures 101
5 Weather 110
Preflight weather briefings 111
En route flight advisory service 113
In-flight weather advisories 113
Air pressure 114
Fronts & air masses 116
Dewpoint 119
Lapse rates 119
Cloud types 120
The weather map 123
Mountain effects 124
Icing in flight 126
The weather decision 127
6 VFR navigation & communications 133
VFR weather minimums 133
Right-of-way rules 134
Navigation 135
Radio aids to navigation 157
Global positioning system 166
Airspace classifications 168
Air-to-ground communications 172
7 The examinations 181
The written test 182
The flight test 183
Glossary 187
Index 196
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