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Airplane Flying Handbook

Preface

Table of Contents

Chapter 1, Introduction to Flight Training
Chapter 2, Ground Operations
Chapter 3, Basic Flight Maneuvers
Chapter 4, Slow Flight, Stalls, and Spins
Chapter 5, Takeoff and Departure Climbs
Chapter 6, Ground Reference Maneuvers
Chapter 7, Airport Traffic Patterns
Chapter 8, Approaches and Landings
Chapter 9, Performance Maneuvers
Chapter 10, Night Operations
Chapter 11,Transition to Complex Airplanes
Chapter 12, Transition to Multiengine Airplanes
Chapter 13,Transition to Tailwheel Airplanes
Chapter 14, Transition to Turbo-propeller Powered Airplanes
Chapter 15,Transition to Jet Powered Airplanes
Chapter 16, Emergency Procedures

Glossary

Index

Chapter 1—Introduction to Flight Training
Purpose of Flight Training.............................1-1
Role of the FAA ............................................1-1
Role of the Pilot Examiner............................1-2
Role of the Flight Instructor ..........................1-3
Sources of Flight Training.............................1-3
Practical Test Standards.................................1-4
Flight Safety Practices...................................1-4
Collision Avoidance..................................1-4
Runway Incursion Avoidance...................1-5
Stall Awareness.........................................1-6
Use of Checklists......................................1-6
Positive Transfer of Controls....................1-6

Chapter 2—Ground Operations
Visual Inspection ...........................................2-1
Inside the Cockpit.....................................2-2
Outer Wing Surfaces
and Tail Section .......................................2-4
Fuel and Oil ..............................................2-5
Landing Gear, Tires, and Brakes ..............2-6
Engine and Propeller ................................2-6
Cockpit Management.....................................2-7
Ground Operations ........................................2-7
Engine Starting ..............................................2-7
Hand Propping...............................................2-8
Taxiing ...........................................................2-9
Before Takeoff Check..................................2-11
After Landing ..............................................2-11
Clear of Runway..........................................2-11
Parking.........................................................2-11
Engine Shutdown.........................................2-12
Postflight......................................................2-12
Securing and Servicing................................2-12

Chapter 3—Basic Flight Maneuvers
The Four Fundamentals.................................3-1
Effects and Use of the Controls ....................3-1
Feel of the Airplane .......................................3-2
Attitude Flying...............................................3-2
Integrated Flight Instruction..........................3-3
Straight-and-Level Flight ..............................3-4
Trim Control ..................................................3-6
Level Turns....................................................3-7
Climbs and Climbing Turns ........................3-13
Normal Climb.........................................3-13
Best Rate of Climb .................................3-13
Best Angle of Climb...............................3-13
Descents and Descending Turns..................3-15
Partial Power Descent ............................3-16
Descent at Minimum
Safe Airspeed.........................................3-16
Glides......................................................3-16
Pitch and Power...........................................3-19

Chapter 4—Slow Flight, Stalls, and Spins
Introduction ...................................................4-1
Slow Flight ....................................................4-1
Flight at Less than
Cruise Airspeeds......................................4-1
Flight at Minimum
Controllable Airspeed..............................4-1
Stalls ..............................................................4-3
Recognition of Stalls ................................4-3
Fundamentals of Stall Recovery ..............4-4
Use of Ailerons/Rudder
in Stall Recovery .....................................4-5
Stall Characteristics ..................................4-6
Approaches to Stalls (Imminent Stalls)
—Power-On or Power-Off ......................4-6
Full Stalls Power-Off................................4-7
Full Stalls Power-On ................................4-8
Secondary Stall.........................................4-9
Accelerated Stalls .....................................4-9
Cross-Control Stall .................................4-10
Elevator Trim Stall .................................4-11
Spins ............................................................4-12
Spin Procedures ......................................4-13
Entry Phase.........................................4-13
Incipient Phase....................................4-13
Developed Phase ................................4-14
Recovery Phase ..................................4-14
Intentional Spins..........................................4-15
Weight and Balance Requirements.........4-16

Chapter 5—Takeoff and Departure Climbs
General...........................................................5-1
Terms and Definitions ...................................5-1
Prior to Takeoff..............................................5-2
Normal Takeoff..............................................5-2
Takeoff Roll..............................................5-2
Lift-Off .....................................................5-3
Initial Climb..............................................5-4
Crosswind Takeoff.........................................5-5
Takeoff Roll..............................................5-5
Lift-Off .....................................................5-6
Initial Climb..............................................5-6
Ground Effect on Takeoff..............................5-7
Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum
Performance Climb.......................................5-8
Takeoff Roll..............................................5-9
Lift-Off .....................................................5-9
Initial Climb..............................................5-9
Soft/Rough-Field Takeoff and Climb..........5-10
Takeoff Roll............................................5-10
Lift-Off ...................................................5-10
Initial Climb............................................5-10
Rejected Takeoff/Engine Failure .................5-11
Noise Abatement..........................................5-11

 

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