Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

By Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Release Date: 2016-09-26
  • Genre: Transportation


The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge provides basic knowledge that is essential for pilots. This handbook introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they progress in their pilot training. Except for the Code of Federal Regulations pertinent to civil aviation, most of the knowledge areas applicable to pilot certification are presented. This handbook is useful to beginning pilots, as well as those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates.

This handbook includes the following chapters:

Chapter 1. Introduction to Flying
Chapter 2. Aeronautical Decision-Making
Chapter 3. Aircraft Construction
Chapter 4. Principles of Flight
Chapter 5. Aerodynamics of Flight
Chapter 6: Flight Controls
Chapter 7. Aircraft Systems
Chapter 8. Flight Instruments
Chapter 9. Flight Manuals and Other Documents
Chapter 10. Weight and Balance
Chapter 11. Aircraft Performance
Chapter 12. Weather Theory
Chapter 13. Aviation Weather Services
Chapter 14. Airport Operations
Chapter 15. Airspace
Chapter 16. Navigation
Chapter 17. Aeromedical Factors
Appendix A. Performance Data for Cessna Model 172R and Challenger 605
Appendix B. Acronyms, Abbreviations, and NDTAM Contractions
Appendix C. Airport Signs and Markings