Piloting Basics Handbook
by Lewis Bjork
An excellent choice for a primary private pilot groundschool textbook. Very complete, easy to read; full of the knowledge you need and without much of the fluff that you don't.
The ultimate guide for flying skillfully and safely! Now, in one comprehensive volume you can get both step-by-step instruction in basic piloting skills, and FARs that every pilot must be able to reference and understand.
Now, in one comprehensive volume you can get both step-by-step instruction in basic piloting skills, and FARs that every pilot must be able to reference and understand. Piloting Basics by Lewis Bjork truly packs all the detailed, profusely illustrated how-to information you need. From total preflight preparations to takeoffs and landings, it’s all here: basic instrument flying…transitioning to multiengine airplanes…navigating…reading standard and supplemental visual charts…flying in special-use airspace…working with transponders…operating in class B, class C, and TRSA airport environments…what to do in an emergency – and much, much more. You learn vital facts about terminal radar approach and departure control facilities, air route traffic control centers, and Unicorn and Multicom airport radio communications.
eBook File Description:
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Part I: Aviate
The total preflight
Mastering the maneuvers
Ground reference maneuvers
Takeoffs and landings
Basic instrument flying
Transitioning to multi-engine airplanes
Part II: Navigate
Projections and limitations
Visual chart terminology and symbols
Standard visual charts
Supplemental visual charts
Supplemental and international publications
Part III: Communicate
A Simulated flight and the ATC contacts
A closer look at the airspace system
Operating in class B, class C, and TRSA airport environments
Terminal radar approach and departure control facilities
Air route traffic control center
A case for communications skills
Unicorn airport radio communications
Multicom airport radio communications
Flight service stations
When an emergency occurs
Part IV: Integrate
A Cross-country flight: putting it all together
Practical cross-country flights
Appendix A NTSB accident synopses
Appendix B Federal Aviation Regulations (changes to)
Appendix C Notam and chart contractions
Appendix D Aviation professions
Abbreviations and Acronyms
I ordered this book as a supplement to another title to help me study for the AFOQT (Air Force entry exam). While it doesnt really talk about the AFOQT at all, it contains basically everything you need to know about the aviation section on the test. Its a bit lengthy so I had to skim some parts, but if you want to further your flight knowledge or even just a basic introduction, you can't go wrong with this book.
By Adrian D. Anulewicz
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