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Airplane Flying Handbook
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Airplane Flying Handbook

The FAA's Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-8083-3A and previously called Flight Training Handbook) has been required reading for all pilots for more than 30 years! This book introduces the basic pilot skills and knowledge essential for piloting airplanes. It benefits student pilots just beginning their aviation endeavors, as well as those pilots wishing to improve their flying proficiency and aeronautical knowledge, pilots preparing for additional certificates or ratings, and flight instructors engaged in the instruction of both students and licensed pilots.

This new Edition features full-color illustrations, and expands all technical subject areas from the previous 1999 edition. In addition to updating the existing material, it also incorporates new areas of safety concerns and technical information not previously covered, such as runway incursion avoidance, use of checklists, positive transfer of controls when 2 pilots are flying together, and transitioning to turboprop and jet-powered airplanes.

This handbook introduces the future pilot to the realm of flight and provides information and guidance in the performance of procedures and maneuvers required for pilot certification. It contains chapters dedicated to the introduction to flight training, ground operations, basic flight maneuvers, slow flight, stalls, and spins, takeoff and departure climbs, ground reference maneuvers, airport traffic patterns, approaches and landings, performance maneuvers, night operations, transition to complex airplanes, transition to multiengine airplanes, transition to tailwheel airplanes, transition to turboprop powered airplanes, transition to jet powered airplanes, and emergency procedures.

This book is the official FAA source for learning to fly and many test questions for the FAA Knowledge Exams for pilots come from this reference. Illustrated throughout with full-color graphics and photography, and includes an index.

Soft cover, indexed, full-color illustrations, 8-3/8" x 10-7/8" format, 280 pages.

 

 

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Outstanding updated Classic
by Patrick from Escondido CA USA 

Pros: Updated classic
Cons: None
Review: I am beginning my pilot training in Jan 2013 and purchased this book to help me get started. Very interesting and informative. Would reccomend to all- experienced and beginners like myself.
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Monday, August 16, 2010
must have for any pilot
by sean from vancouver WA USA 

Pros: full color
Cons: none
Review: Great book, great photos all color.  Must have for any student pilot.
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Thursday, June 03, 2010
Everything You Need
by Mark from Nezperce ID USA 

Pros: Thorough without being 1000 pages.
Cons: Explanations may be required from instructors and fellow pilots. Not a big "con" at all.
Review: The Airplane Flying Handbook is complete, and if I understand correctly, it contains the material that is deemed mandatory for any approved textbook. It's somewhere between ASA's Complete Private Pilot and Jeppesen's Guided Flight Discovery in terms of complexity. For the student that wants the most direct path to the PPL I highly recommend the Airplane Flying Handbook for a text combined with the ASA test prepware for examination readiness.
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Monday, May 17, 2010
by Sage from Rigby, ID 
Review: The FAA books are a much better value than third party publishers and they are great tools for all pilots. This book is very easy to understand and has great pictures.
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Tuesday, March 02, 2010
I think all pilots shoud review this book
by Larry Lindenberg from Washoe Valley NV USA 

Pros: It make you think. I know that hurts but its good for us.
Cons: None
Review: Its all good
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Friday, May 15, 2009
Excellent Handbook
by Thomas from Berkeley CA USA 

Pros: Easy to understand and to the point
Cons: Not mandatory
Review: Very insightful and well written book, I had a couple of eureka moments after studying it and then applying the theory in practice. I recommend this to anyone studying to become a pilot or moving up to complex airplane or multiengine ratings. Every flight student should read this along with the Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge from day one.
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Monday, January 14, 2008
What a great visual book!!
by Andrew from Fairview N.C. 

Pros: Clear and wonderful illustrations
Cons: None at all
Review: This book is clearly to me one of the best book regarding exactly what the title says "Airplane Flying" whether your flying a single engine to a jet, VFR or IFR this both has it all. Even though this book does not seem to be a beginning flying manual (meaning that it does not deal with the bare basics of flying) it explains everything a experienced or new pilot in training would ask in great detail both in words and in color demonstrations. This is the ultimate supplement to any student or even professional Pilot there is.
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Thursday, August 02, 2007
by A Customer from Alexandria, VA 
Pros: Well written and too the point writing. Clearly explains all the basics you need to know about the field.
Cons: None
Review: Excellent overview of flying.
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