Balloon Flying Handbook: FAA-H-8083-11A

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Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., May 11, 2012 - Reference - 256 pages
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A thrilling blend of adventure and science, the art of flying hot air balloons has never been easier to enjoy. In this newly revised edition of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Balloon Flying Handbook, pilots of any skill level will find an easy-to-understand overview of balloon aeronautics along with pointers and tips for safety. With over 200 full-color illustrations and instrument data charts, this handy guide is more than just a textbook, it’s a tool for liftoff.

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Purpose of Balloon Flight Training
Landing and Recovery
Some Basic Rules of Landing
Passenger Briefings and Management
Chapter Summary
Environmental and Health Factors Affecting Pilot Performance

A skilled pilot becomes one with the balloon and learns to assess a situation
Performance Planning
The Ground Crew
Regulations 14 CFR part 61 pertains to the certification of pilots flight
Air Masses
Winds and Currents
Katabatic Winds
TemperatureDew Point Relationship
Weather Hazards
Chapter Summary
The Chase Crew
Launch Site
Chapter 8
Vision in Flight
Chapter 9
The Instructional Process
The Learning Process
The Teaching Process
Lecture Method
Techniques of Flight Instruction
Planning Instructional Activities
Chapter Summary
Balloon Systems
Theory of Gas Ballooning
The Practice of Gas Ballooning
Chapter Summary
Aeromedical Factors

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The Federal Aviation Administration is the government organization that regulates and sets procedural standards for the aviation industry.

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