Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., Nov 3, 2009 - Transportation - 352 pages
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Pilot's Encyclopedia of Aeronautical Knowledge, created by the Federal Aviation Administration, is the official reference manual for pilots at all levels. An indispensable and invaluable encyclopedia, it deals with all aspects of aeronautical information. Chapters include: aircraft structure, principles of aerodynamics, flight controls, aircraft systems, and flight instruments. Flight manuals and documentation are also covered, as is specialized information on such matters as weight and balance, aircraft performance, weather, navigation, airport operations, aeromedical factors, and decision-making while flying. A detailed index and full glossary make this book easy to navigate and useful in quick reference situations.

 

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This is free to download as a pdf from the faa website. This is $10 too much!!!

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Contents

Introduction
1-1
History of Flight
1-2
History of the Federal Aviation Administration FAA
1-3
Transcontinental Air Mail Route
1-4
The Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938
1-5
The Federal Aviation Act of 1958
1-6
The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization PATCO Strike
1-7
Primary Locations of the FAA
1-8
Principles of Weight and Balance Computations
9-6
Weight and Balance Restrictions
9-7
Table Method
9-9
Computations With a Negative Arm
9-10
Chapter Summary
9-11
Aircraft Performance
10-1
Structure of the Atmosphere
10-2
Pressure Altitude
10-3

Aviation Safety Inspector ASI
1-9
Handbooks
1-10
Flight Publications
1-11
SPANS
1-12
Pilot Certifications
1-13
Sport Pilot
1-14
Airline Transport Pilot
1-15
How To Choose a Certificated Flight Instructor CFI
1-16
Medical Certification Requirements
1-17
Knowledge and Skill Examinations
1-18
When To Take the Practical Exam
1-19
Who Administers the FAA Practical Examination?
1-20
Chapter Summary
1-21
Aircraft Structure
2-1
Lift and Basic Aerodynamics
2-2
Major Components
2-3
Empennage
2-5
Landing Gear
2-6
Subcomponents
2-7
Monocoque
2-8
Composite Materials in Aircraft
2-9
Fluid Spills on Composites
2-10
The Future of Composites
2-11
Performance Instruments
2-12
Principles of Flight
3-1
Atmospheric Pressure
3-2
Density Altitude
3-3
Newtons Basic Laws of Motion
3-4
Flow of Air Against a Nonrotating Cylinder
3-5
Bernoullis Principle of Differential Pressure
3-7
Low Pressure Above
3-8
High Pressure Below
3-9
Airfoil Behavior
3-10
Aerodynamics of Flight
4-1
Thrust
4-2
Drag
4-4
Induced Drag
4-5
LiftDrag Ratio
4-6
Weight
4-7
Formation of Vortices
4-8
Ground Effect
4-9
Axes of an Aircraft
4-11
Moment and Moment Arm
4-12
Static Stability
4-13
Longitudinal Stability Pitching
4-14
Lateral Stability Rolling
4-16
Vertical Stability Yawing
4-17
Free Directional Oscillations Dutch Roll
4-18
Forces in Climbs
4-21
Stalls
4-22
Basic Propeller Principles
4-23
Torque and PFactor
4-26
Gyroscopic Action
4-27
Load Factors
4-28
Load Factors in Steep Turns
4-29
Load Factors and Stalling Speeds
4-30
Load Factors and Flight Maneuvers
4-31
Vg Diagram
4-32
Rate of Turn
4-33
Radius of Turn
4-34
Weight and Balance
4-35
Effect of Weight on Flight Performance
4-37
Effect of Weight on Stability and Controllability
4-38
Speed Ranges
4-40
Mach Number Versus Airspeed
4-41
Shock Waves
4-42
Sweepback
4-43
Mach Buffet Boundaries
4-44
High Speed Flight Controls
4-45
Chapter Summary
4-46
Introduction
5-1
Flight Control Systems
5-2
Ailerons
5-3
TTail
5-6
Canard
5-7
VTail
5-8
Spoilers
5-10
Balance Tabs
5-11
Adjustable Stabilizer
5-12
Aircraft Systems
6-1
Reciprocating Engines
6-2
Propeller
6-4
FixedPitch Propeller
6-5
AdjustablePitch Propeller
6-6
Induction Systems
6-7
Mixture Control
6-8
Carburetor Heat
6-9
Carburetor Air Temperature Gauge
6-10
Superchargers and Turbosuperchargers
6-11
Superchargers
6-12
System Operation
6-13
High Altitude Performance
6-14
Oil Systems
6-15
Engine Cooling Systems
6-16
Exhaust Systems
6-17
Starting System
6-18
Full Authority Digital Engine Control FADEC
6-19
Turbine Engines
6-20
Turbine Engine Instruments
6-22
Foreign Object Damage FOD
6-23
Performance Comparison
6-24
Airframe Systems
6-25
Fuel Gauges
6-26
Fuel Contamination
6-27
Electrical System
6-28
Hydraulic Systems
6-30
Landing Gear
6-31
Pressurized Aircraft
6-32
Oxygen Systems
6-34
Oxygen Masks
6-35
DiluterDemand Oxygen Systems
6-36
Pulse Oximeters
6-37
Windscreen AntiIce
6-38
Other AntiIce and Deice Systems
6-39
Flight Instruments
7-1
Impact Pressure Chamber and Lines
7-2
Altimeter
7-3
Effect of Nonstandard Pressure and Temperature
7-4
Setting the Altimeter
7-5
Altimeter Operation
7-6
Instrument Check
7-7
Instrument Check
7-8
Airspeed Indicator Markings
7-9
Other Airspeed Limitations
7-10
Blocked Static System
7-11
Electronic Flight Display EFD
7-12
SlipSkid Indicator
7-13
Air Data Computer ADC
7-14
Gyroscopic Flight Instruments
7-15
Sources of Power
7-16
TurnandSlip Indicator
7-17
Inclinometer
7-18
Heading Indicator
7-20
Remote Indicating Compass
7-21
Instrument Check
7-22
Magnetic Compass Induced Errors
7-23
The Vertical Card Magnetic Compass
7-26
Flight Manuals and Other Documents
8-1
Preliminary Pages
8-2
Powerplant
8-3
Flight Limits
8-4
Supplements Section 9
8-5
Aircraft Documents
8-6
Light Sport Aircraft LSA
8-7
Aircraft Maintenance
8-8
100Hour Inspection
8-9
Preventive Maintenance
8-11
Repairs and Alterations
8-12
Aircraft OwnerOperator Responsibilities
8-13
Chapter Summary
8-14
Weight and Balance
9-1
Weight Changes
9-2
Effects of Adverse Balance
9-3
Management of Weight and Balance Control
9-4
Effects of Pressure on Density
10-4
Effects of Temperature on Density
10-5
Climb Performance
10-6
Range Performance
10-8
Region of Reversed Command
10-10
Takeoff and Landing Performance
10-11
Water on the Runway and Dynamic Hydroplaning
10-13
Landing Performance
10-15
Performance Speeds
10-17
Interpolation
10-18
Takeoff Charts
10-19
Climb and Cruise Charts
10-20
Crosswind and Headwind Component Chart
10-24
Landing Charts
10-25
Transport Category Airplane Performance
10-26
Major Differences in Transport Category Versus NonTransport Category Performance Requirements
10-27
Balanced Field Length
10-28
Climb Requirements
10-30
Second Segment
10-31
Summary of Takeoff Requirements
10-32
Landing Runway Required
10-33
Chapter Summary
10-34
Weather Theory
11-1
Atmosphere
11-2
Atmospheric Circulation
11-3
Measurement of Atmosphere Pressure
11-4
Altitude and Atmospheric Pressure
11-5
Altitude and Flight
11-6
Wind and Currents
11-7
Effect of Obstructions on Wind
11-8
LowLevel Wind Shear
11-11
Atmospheric Stability
11-12
Inversion
11-13
Methods by Which Air Reaches the Saturation Point
11-14
Dew and Frost
11-15
Ceiling
11-17
Visibility
11-18
Warm Front
11-19
Flight Toward an Approaching Warm Front
11-20
FastMoving Cold Front
11-21
Comparison of Cold and Warm Fronts
11-22
Hazards
11-23
Turbulence
11-24
Ceiling and Visibility
11-25
Aviation Weather Services
12-1
Observations
12-2
Satellite
12-3
Satellite Weather Products
12-4
En Route Flight Advisory Service EFAS
12-5
Abbreviated Briefing
12-6
Pilot Weather Reports PIREPs
12-8
Radar Weather Reports RAREP
12-9
Aviation Forecasts
12-10
Area Forecasts FA
12-11
Inflight Weather Advisories
12-12
SIGMET
12-13
WST
12-14
Weather Charts
12-15
Weather Depiction Chart
12-16
Radar Summary Chart
12-17
Significant Weather Prognostic Charts
12-18
ATC Radar Weather Displays
12-19
Weather Avoidance Assistance
12-21
Weather Products Age and Expiration
12-22
NEXRAD Abnormalities
12-23
AIRMETSIGMET Display
12-24
Chapter Summary
12-26
Airport Operations
13-1
Towered Airport
13-2
Aeronautical Charts
13-3
Airport Markings and Signs
13-4
Taxiway Markings
13-5
Airport Signs
13-6
Approach Light Systems
13-7
Runway Lighting
13-8
InRunway Lighting
13-9
Wind Direction Indicators
13-10
Radio Communications
13-11
Radio Equipment
13-12
Air Traffic Control ATC Services
13-13
ATC Radar Beacon System ATCRBS
13-14
Wake Turbulence
13-15
Vortex Generation
13-16
Vortex Avoidance Procedures
13-17
Clearing Procedures
13-18
Airspace
14-1
Controlled Airspace
14-2
Class G Airspace
14-3
Warning Areas
14-4
Military Training Routes MTRs
14-6
Air Traffic Control and the National Airspace System
14-7
Ultralight Vehicles
14-10
Navigation
15-1
Aeronautical Charts
15-2
Lattitude and Longitude Meridians and Parallels
15-3
Measurement of Direction
15-5
Variation
15-6
Magnetic Variation
15-7
Deviation
15-8
Effect of Wind
15-9
Basic Calculations
15-11
Fuel Consumption
15-12
Flight Planning
15-16
Weather Check
15-17
Steps in Charting the Course
15-19
Filing a VFR Flight Plan
15-20
Radio Navigation
15-21
Very High Frequency VHF Omnidirectional Range VOR
15-22
Using the VOR
15-23
Horizontal Situation Indicator
15-24
Tracking With VOR
15-25
Tips on Using the VOR
15-26
Course Intercept
15-27
Automatic Direction Finder ADF
15-29
LoranC Navigation
15-30
How To Prevent Landing Errors Due to Optical Illusions
15-31
Fatigue
15-32
Alcohol
15-33
Drugs
15-34
AltitudeInduced Decompression Sickness DCS
15-36
Vision in Flight
15-37
EmptyField Myopia
15-38
Night Vision Illusions
15-39
Chapter Summary
15-40
Aeronautical DecisionMaking
17-1
History of ADM
17-2
Crew Resource Management CRM and SinglePilot Resource Management
17-4
Assessing Risk
17-5
Likelihood of an Event
17-6
P Pilot in Command PIC
17-8
E External Pressures
17-9
Human Behavior
17-10
The DecisionMaking Process
17-11
The Plan
17-12
The Plane
17-13
Perceive Process Perform 3P
17-14
Forming Good Safety Habits
17-16
The DECIDE Model
17-17
Detect the Problem
17-19
Automatic DecisionMaking
17-20
External Resources
17-22
Situational Awareness
17-23
Managing Risks
17-24
Automation
17-25
Results of the Study
17-27
Equipment Use Autopilot Systems
17-29
Managing Aircraft Automation
17-30
Enhanced Situational Awareness
17-31
Risk Management
17-32
Appendix
A-1
Glossary
G-1
Index
1-1
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