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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

Glossary

WING AREA—The total surface of
the wing (square feet), which includes
control surfaces and may include
wing area covered by the fuselage
(main body of the airplane), and
engine nacelles.

WING SPAN—
The maximum distance from wingtip
to wingtip.

WINGTIP VORTICES—
The rapidly rotating air that spills over
an airplane's wings during flight. The
intensity of the turbulence depends on
the airplane's weight, speed, and
configuration. It is also referred to as
wake turbulence. Vortices from heavy
aircraft may be extremely hazardous
to small aircraft.

WING TWIST—A design feature
incorporated into some wings to
improve aileron control effectiveness
at high angles of attack during an
approach to a stall.

YAW—Rotation about the vertical
axis of an aircraft.

YAW STRING—A string on the nose
or windshield of an aircraft in view of
the pilot that indicates any slipping or
skidding of the aircraft.

ZERO FUEL WEIGHT—
The weight of the aircraft to include
all useful load except fuel.

ZERO SIDESLIP—A maneuver in a
twin-engine airplane with one engine
inoperative that involves a small
amount of bank and slightly
uncoordinated flight to align the
fuselage with the direction of travel
and minimize drag.

ZERO THRUST
(SIMULATED FEATHER)—
An engine configuration with a low
power setting that simulates a
propeller feathered condition.

 

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