Powered Parachute Flying Handbook: FAA-H-8083-29

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., Feb 1, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 160 pages
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With the Powered Parachute Flying Handbook, you will learn what powered parachuting means today, the aerodynamics of flight, what types of engines are used in power parachuting, preflight checklists, basic flight maneuvers, and so much more. Whether you are training for a powered parachute category rating test or are currently a certified power parachute pilot looking to expand your knowledge, the Powered Parachute Flying Handbook is the book you need to make your flying ambitions a reality.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
Powered Parachute Terms
Introduction to the Powered Parachute
Powered Parachute Pilot Certificate Eligibility Requirements
Aeronautical Decision Making ADM
Resource Management
Use of Checklists
Situational Awareness
Attitude Flying
StraightandLevel Flight
Level Turns
Common Errors for Level Turns
Gliding
Wing Trim
CHAPTER 7
Laying Out the Wing

Stress Management
Medical Factors Related to the PPC
Anxiety
Drugs
Middle Ear and Sinus Problems
Fatigue
Hypoxia
Scuba Diving
Spatial Disorientation
Stroke and Heart Attack
CHAPTER 2
Powered Parachute Wing Pressurization and Flexibility
Forces in Flight
Lift
Drag
Weight
Thrust
Center of Gravity
Axes of Rotation
Ground Effect
Thrust Line Moments
Wing Attachment to Cart
Stability
Flaring Increases Angle of Attack
Porpoising Creates Variations in AOA
Exceeding the Critical Angle of Attack
Turning Effect
Weight Load and Speed Changes
PPC Aerodynamics Summary
CHAPTER 3
Center of Gravity Adjustments
Multiple Attachment Points Bracket
Center of Gravity Adjuster Tubes
Additional Equipment
Electrical System
The Steering Bars
Wings and Components
Risers
The Fuel Tank
Throttle System
The Propeller
Axle and Wheel Assembly
CHAPTER 4
Reciprocating Engines
TwoStroke Process
FourStroke Engines
TwoStroke Tuned Exhaust Systems
FourStroke Engine Exhaust Systems
FourStroke Engine Warming
Centrifugal Clutch
FixedPitch Propeller
Carburetor Systems
TwoStroke Carburetor Jetting
FourStroke Mixture Settings
Carburetor Icing
Fuel Injection Systems
Ignition System
Combustion
Fuel Systems
Fuel Pumps
Fuel Plunger Primer
Fuel Bulb Primer
Fuel Filter
Fuel Contamination
Bad Gasoline
Mixing TwoStroke Oil and Fuel
Starting System
Engine Cooling Systems
CHAPTER 5
Trailering
Where to Fly
Weather
Weight and Loading
The Preflight Checklist
Certificates and Documents
Visual Inspection
Cart Inspection
Fuel and Oil
Powerplant Inspection
Engine Starting
Engine WarmUp
Taxiing
Wing Inspection
Line Tangles Twists and LineOvers
Line Twists
LineOvers
Preparing for Takeoff
Clearing the Runway
Postflight
CHAPTER 6
Throttle
Clearing Turns
Turning the Powered Parachute
Feel of the PPC
The Stacked or Accordion Method
Cockpit Management
Before Takeoff Check
Start the EngineInitial Rollout
Normal Takeoff
Takeoff Roll
Rotation
Initial Climb
Centering the Wing
Encourage Cell Openings
Crosswind Takeoff
Wing Inflation and Kiting
LiftOff
Initial Climb
Rejected TakeoffEngine Failure
Runway Surface and Gradient
Takeoff Performance
Noise Abatement
CHAPTER 8
Controlled Airspace
Class B Airspace
Class C Airspace
Class D Airspace
Class E Airspace
Prohibited Areas
Military Operation Areas
Airport Advisory Areas
Temporary Flight Restrictions
Parachute Jump Areas
National Security Areas
Powered Parachute Operations
PPC and Air Traffic Control
Navigating the Airspace
CHAPTER 9
Maneuvering by Reference to Ground Objects
Drift and Ground Track Control
Rectangular Course
STurns Across a Road
Turns Around a Point
CHAPTER 10
Standard Airport Traffic Patterns
CHAPTER 11
Base Leg
Final Approach
Estimating Height and Movement
Roundout
Wing Control
Touchdown
AfterLanding Roll
Stabilized Approach Concept
GoArounds Rejected Landings
Turbulent Air Approach and Landing
Emergency Approaches and Landings Simulated
Faulty Approaches and Landings
High Final Approach
High Roundout
Hard Landing
Wing Blowing Over After Touchdown
CHAPTER 12
Emergency Situations
Accidents
Potential Hazards of the Standing PPC
Restricted Lines During the Takeoff Roll
Entangled or Embedded Lines
A Wing LockOut
Wing Not Centered Overhead
The Cart Turns Over RollOver
Engine Failure on Climbout
Engine Failure In Flight
Engine Failure in a PPCL
InFlight Fire
GustInduced Oscillations
CrossCountry Flights
Emergency Equipment and Survival Gear
Glossary
Index
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