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The National Airspace System

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Human Factors
Chapter 2. Aerodynamic Factors
Chapter 3. Flight Instruments
Chapter 4. Section I
Airplane Attitude Instrument
Using Analog Instrumentation
Chapter 4. Section II
Airplane Attitude Instrument
Using an Electronic Flight

Chapter 5. Section I
Airplane Basic
Flight Maneuvers
Using Analog Instrumentation
Chapter 5. Section II
Airplane Basic
Flight Maneuvers
Using an Electronic Flight

Chapter 6. Helicopter
Attitude Instrument Flying

Chapter 7. Navigation Systems
Chapter 8. The National
Airspace System

Chapter 9. The Air Traffic
Control System

Chapter 10. IFR Flight
Chapter 11. Emergency















The National Airspace System (NAS) is the network of
United States airspace: air navigation facilities, equipment
services, airports or landing areas, aeronautical charts,
information/services, rules, regulations, procedures, technical
information, manpower, and material. Included are system
components shared jointly with the military. The system's
present configuration is a reflection of the technological
advances concerning the speed and altitude capability of jet
aircraft, as well as the complexity of microchip and satellite-
based navigation equipment. To conform to international
aviation standards, the United States adopted the primary
elements of the classification system developed by the
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

This chapter is general discussion of airspace classification;
en route, terminal, and approach procedures; and operations
with in the NAS. Detailed information on the classification
of airspace, operation procedures, and restrictions is found
in the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM).