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The pilot's handbook of aeronautical knowledge

Author: Paul E Illman
Publisher: Blue Ridge Summit, PA : Tab Books, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul E Illman
ISBN: 0830675175 9780830675173 0830635173 9780830635177
OCLC Number: 22240322
Notes: "First edition"--Title page verso.
"This revised and updated version of the Pilot's handbook of aeronautical knowledge ... is based on the FAA publication of the same name (Advisory circular 61-23B), last issued in 1980"--Introduction.
Includes index.
Description: viii, 408 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Principles of flight : Forces acting on the airplane in flight ; Relationship between angle of attack and life ; Relationship of thrust and drag in straight-and-level flight ; Relationship between lift and weight in straight-and-level flight ; Factors affecting lift and drag ; Turning tendency (torque effect) ; Airplane stability ; Load and load factors ; Turns during flight --
2. Airplanes and engines : Airplane structure ; Engine operation ; Fuel system ; Oil system ; Propeller ; Starting the engine ; Idling the engine during flight ; Superchargers or turbochargers ; Aircraft documents, maintenance, and inspections ; Airworthiness directives ; Preflight inspection ; Ground runup and functional check --
3. Flight instruments : The Pitot-Statis System and associated instruments ; The gyroscopic flight instruments ; Gyroscopic principles ; Gyroscopic instruments: what they are ; Magnetic compass ; Using the magnetic compass --
4. Airplane performance : Weight control ; Balance, stability, and center of gravity ; Basic principles of weight and balance computation ; Weight and balance restrictions ; Light single-engine airplane loading problems ; Airplane performance ; Use of performance charts ; Performance charts and problems --
5. Weather : The aviation weather data flow ; Service outlets ; Users ; Nature of the atmosphere ; Wind ; Moisture and temperature ; Clouds ; Air masses and fronts ; Aviation weather forecasts ; In-flight weather advisories ; Winds and temperatures aloft ; Aviation weather reports ; Pilot reports ; Transcribed weather broadcasts ; Weather charts --
6. Navigation : Meridians and parallels ; Variation and deviation ; Aeronautical charts ; Relief identification on charts ; Navigation by dead reckoning ; Basic calculations ; Navigation problems ; Radio navigation ; Distance measuring equipment ; Radar ; Automated radar terminal system ; National airspace plan stage A --
7. The airspace system : Airspace definitions ; Identifying controlled and uncontrolled airspace ; VFR requirements ; Types of controlled airspace ; Special use airspace ; Temporary flight restrictions ; Radio communications ; Contact procedures ; Aircraft call signs ; Transceiver difficulties ; Communications guard on VFR flights ; Operating in controlled airspace --
8. Airports : Airport operations ; Nontower airports ; Traffic patterns ; Use of runways ; Light signals ; Uncontrolled airports ; Controlled airports ; Controlled airport operations ; Airport lighting aids ; Airport marking aids --
9. VFR flight planning : Elements of flight planning ; AFSS briefing and flight plan filing ; In-flight weather advisories ; In-flight visibility and the VFR pilot ; Recommendations --
10. Emergency procedures : Emergencies ; Transponder operation ; Radio communications ; Emergency locator transmitter ; Direction finding ; National search and rescue plan ; When the radio fails ; Be prepared --
11. Wake turbulance : Vortex generation ; Operations problem areas ; Vortex avoidance procedures ; Pilot responsibility ; Air traffic wake turbulence separations --
12. Medical facts for pilots : Medical certification ; Fitness for flight ; Effects of altitude ; Hyperventilation in flight ; Carbon monoxide poisoning in flight ; Illusions in flight ; Vision in flight --
13. Good operating practices --
Acronyms and abbreviations.
Responsibility: Paul E. Illman.

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