The new 8083-3C 2021 edition revises and adds content to most chapters
Airplane Flying Handbook is FAA’s official manual covering the practical knowledge and skills of flying an airplane. (Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge covers the theory requirement.)
All questions from the FAA written and oral exams come from the relevant sections of these books. Your proficiency requirements for the practical checkride are covered by the Airman's Certification Standards.)
This handbook introduces the basic skills and knowledge essential for piloting airplanes. It benefits student pilots just beginning their aviation endeavors, as well as pilots preparing for additional certificates and ratings or who want to improve their flying proficiency and flight instructors engaged in teaching pilots of all skill levels.
- Introduction to Flight Training
- Ground Operations
- Basic Flight Maneuvers
- Maintaining Aircraft Control
- Takeoffs and Departure Climbs
- Ground Reference Maneuvers
- Airport Traffic Patterns
- Approaches and Landings
- Performance Maneuvers
- Night Operations
- Transition to Complex Airplanes
- Transition to Multiengine Airplanes
- Transition to Tailwheel Airplanes
- Transition to Turbo-propeller- Powered Airplanes
- Transition to Jet-Powered Airplanes
- Transition to Light Sport Airplanes (LSA)
- Emergency Procedures
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