Balloon Flying Handbook

Balloon Flying Handbook

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Edition:
2008
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FAA-H-8083-11A
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Balloon Flying Handbook - FAA H 8083-11A is FAAs first book dedicated to balloon flying. FAA H 8083-11A supersedes FAA-H-8083-11. The handbook serves to introduce balloon flight to prospective students who are seeking information on this exciting sport

Balloon Flying Handbook - FAA H 8083-11A supersedes FAA-H-8083-11. The handbook serves to introduce balloon flight to prospective students who are seeking information on this exciting sport.

Beginning with a brief history of balloon flight, the book provides information and guidance to pilots in the performance of maneuvers and procedures. Subjects covered include equipment and components, preparing for flight, inflation, launch and landing, in-flight maneuvers, and post-flight procedures such as deflation and fueling. Chapters are included on special operations such as tethering and emergency procedures, regulations, and maintenance, earning a pilot certificate, and aeronautical decision making. Appendices provide sample weather briefings, checklists, a reprint of 14 CFR Part 31 (the regulation governing the airworthiness standards for manned balloons), and an airman application.

This new FAA-H-8083-11A is the official source for all balloon questions appearing on the FAA Knowledge Exams.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • INTRODUCTION TO BALLOONING
    • history
    • physics
    • basic ballooning terms
    • balloon components
    • support equipment
    • choosing a balloon
  • PREPARING FOR FLIGHT
    • flight planning
    • weather
    • equipment
    • launch site
    • purpose of flight
    • special circumstances
    • flying in new territory
    • clothing
    • personal health
    • Preflight Operations
    • wind direction
    • launch site surface
    • removing the balloon from the vehicle assembly
    • layout
    • Checklists
    • Crew
    • Chase Crew
  • INFLATION, LAUNCH, AND LANDING
    • Inflation
    • inflation styles
    • briefing crew and passengers
    • the inflation
    • Launch
    • Approach to Landing
    • basic rules
    • step down approach
    • low approach
    • obstacles
    • congested areas
    • landing techniques
    • passanger management
    • Landing
    • procedure variation
    • high wind landings
    • crew responsibilities
  • INFLIGHT MANUEVERS
    • Standard Burn
    • Level Flight
    • Instruments
    • Ascents and Descents
    • Maneuvering
    • Winds Above
    • Winds Below
    • Contour Flying
    • regulations
    • contour flying techniques
    • bad practices
    • Radio Communications
  • POST FLIGHT PROCEDURES
    • Deflation wind conditions
    • Preparing For Packup
    • Propane Management and Fueling
  • SPECIAL OPERATIONS
    • Tethering
    • Emergency Procedures
  • REGULATIONS & MAINTENANCE
    • Required
    • Maintenance
    • Preventative Maintenance
  • EARNING A PILOTS CERTIFICATE
    • Requirements
    • aeronautical knowledge
    • flight proficiency
    • Practical Test Standards
    • Skill Development
  • APPENDICES
  • AERONAUTICAL DECISION MAKING
  • SAMPLE WEATHER BRIEFING
  • CHECKLISTS
  • AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS
  • AIRMAN APPLICATION

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