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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

This official FAA handbook has been required reading for more than 30 years. Providing basic knowledge essential for all pilots—from beginning student pilots to those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates—this book introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge needed as they progress through pilot training. Studying this book, pilots gain the required knowledge to earn a certificate and understand aerodynamic theory associated with airplane flight.

The book begins with a basic introduction to flying, including the history of flight, the role of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), criteria for earning the various pilot certificates, how to select a flight school and instructor, and the tests associated with earning a pilot certificate. Subjects covered include aircraft structure, principles and aerodynamics of flight, flight controls, aircraft systems, flight instruments, flight manuals and documents, weight and balance, aircraft performance, weather theory, aviation weather services, airport operations, airspace, navigation, aeromedical factors, and aeronautical decision-making.

This 2008 edition reflects the latest aviation industry procedures, equipment, techniques and regulations. It is a key reference for all the information necessary to operate an aircraft and for passing the FAA Knowledge Exam and Practical Test (checkride). Newly illustrated with hundreds of full-color drawings and photographs!

Softcover, 8.25"x10.75", 470 pages. 


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Customer Reviews For Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge:
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Friday, June 24, 2016
by David from Mauldin SC USA 
Pros: Lots of useful info and ready reference Like an airman's Bible....
Cons: Its big and thick!
Review: Excellent! No complaints. Very useful and very informative. I carry it with me all the time.....
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Monday, May 23, 2016
Good read
by Kevin from Oak Harbor OH USA 

Review: Had some of the information my other book didn't cover that I needed for my testing.
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Monday, July 13, 2015
Explains in detail the basics as well as advanced subjects of flying and the science
by William from Ft Washington MD USA 

Pros: Detailed breakdown of the science of flight
Cons: None
Review: My review of this book so far and I am on the 4th chapter is excellent. This FAA approved book breaks down the basics of flight, how it happens and the science behind it. I am maybe to old to start a career in the aviation industry , but for the women or man that Is considering a career this is a must read. I would advise taking notes as you read to retain the information while you begin pilot training. I highly recommend this book. At some point I may attempt to get my ppl private pilot's license but first O told myself I would read fe cover to cover 7 books and take notes before I start any training. That's just what I chose
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Monday, May 04, 2015
Amazing product
by Andres from Bogota D.C Cundinamarca Colombia 

Review: Lots of images, easy to read.
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Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Needs to be updated
by Willie from Memphis TN USA 

Pros: I love the wealth of information
Cons: New innovations since this one was published


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Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Good book for ALL pilots!
by A Customer from UT USA 

Pros: Lots of information
Cons: Book abriviates a lot and has no glossry for abriviations. It's kind of anoying.
Review: This book has met my expectations. It's a great book for both student and ATP pilots! It has a lot of information on what pilots NEED to know to keep themself as well as thier passangers safe.
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Wednesday, June 08, 2011
A great reference book!!
by Ron from Naperville IL USA 

Review: Chapter 17 "Aeronautical Decision-Making" has real world examples that help pilots understand the decision making process. If understood and used this is information that can help reduce aviation accidents
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Friday, March 26, 2010
Great resource.
by Jeff from Milwaukee, WI USA 

Pros: Valuable as a reference, for personal study, or instruction.
Cons: None.
Review: This book is full of detailed information on FAA charts. In some cases, such as Maximum Elevation Figures, there is an explanation for how the value is derived (whether it's +100 or +200, how it's rounded, etc.). It's a wealth of information consolidated into one publication.
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Monday, February 08, 2010
Very Good Book
by Scott from West Hollywood CA USA 

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Sunday, January 03, 2010
by wayne from milwaukee,wi 

Pros: great reading will hold your interest
Cons: cant think of any.
Review: Great book, will help anyone get off the ground !!!
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Friday, December 18, 2009
Much better updated version!
by Loretta from Zimmerman MN USA 

Pros: Great format
Cons: Can't think of any
Review: Better than instructor provided version. I am an aircraft owner/rebuilder of a C150 and finally a student looking forward to more. I also learned about planes more complex than Juliet Lima...Great read and I would highly recomend it
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
that is wonderful
by Loaiza Hurtado from Bogota Colombia 

Pros: all knowledge
Cons: the front of the book is very weak maibe you could reforce the front
Review: Now I just looked the first chapter but I love this book. It is very specific and easy to read. The graphics are awesome, I can not wait to continue with my read. Thanks a lot.
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Monday, June 01, 2009
by John from Jefferson GA USA 
Pros: A must for any pilot studying for Private Pilot written.
Review: This book should be in every pilot's library. Great supplement in studying for the written exam as well as after for future reference.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
by Joel from Los Angeles CA USA 
Pros: Provides clarity to the FAR/AIM
Review: This is a must have book for any student pilot!
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Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Great Book
by future-pilot from USA 

Review: great book!!! answered the majority of the questions i had been wondering about
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Friday, August 20, 2004
by A Customer from Colorado Springs CO 
Review: Required knowledge - nice presentation
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