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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

Preface

Acknowledgements

Table of Contents

Chapter 1, Introduction To Flying
Chapter 2, Aircraft Structure
Chapter 3, Principles of Flight
Chapter 4, Aerodynamics of Flight
Chapter 5, Flight Controls
Chapter 6, Aircraft Systems
Chapter 7, Flight Instruments
Chapter 8, Flight Manuals and Other Documents
Chapter 9, Weight and Balance
Chapter 10, Aircraft Performance
Chapter 11, Weather Theory
Chapter 12, Aviation Weather Services
Chapter 13, Airport Operation
Chapter 14, Airspace
Chapter 15, Navigation
Chapter 16, Aeromedical Factors
Chapter 17, Aeronautical Decision Making

 

Time T = D/GS ...................................................15-11
Distance D = GS X T ..........................................15-11
GS GS = D/T ......................................................15-11
Converting Knots to Miles Per Hour ......................15-11
Fuel Consumption ..................................................15-12
Flight Computers ....................................................15-12
Plotter .....................................................................15-12
Pilotage ......................................................................15-12
Dead Reckoning .........................................................15-12
The Wind Triangle or Vector Analysis ..................15-12
Flight Planning ...........................................................15-16
Assembling Necessary Material .............................15-16
Weather Check .......................................................15-17
Use of Airport/Facility Directory (A/FD) ..............15-17
Airplane Flight Manual or Pilot's Operating
Handbook (AFM/POH) ..........................................15-17
Charting the Course ...................................................15-17
Steps in Charting the Course ..................................15-19
Filing a VFR Flight Plan ............................................15-20
Radio Navigation .......................................................15-21
Very High Frequency (VHF) Omnidirectional
Range (VOR) ..........................................................15-22
Using the VOR ...................................................15-23
Course Deviation Indicator (CDI) ..........................15-23
Horizontal Situation Indicator ................................15-24
Radio Magnetic Indicator (RMI) ............................15-24
Tracking With VOR ...............................................15-25
Tips on Using the VOR ..........................................15-26
Time and Distance Check From a Station ..............15-26
Course Intercept ....................................................15-27
Rate of Intercept .................................................15-27
Angle of Intercept ..............................................15-27
Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) .................15-27
VOR/DME RNAV .................................................15-27
Automatic Direction Finder (ADF) ........................15-29
Loran-C Navigation ................................................15-30
Global Positioning System .....................................15-32
Selective Availability ..........................................15-32
VFR Use of GPS ................................................15-32
RAIM Capability ................................................15-33
Tips for Using GPS for VFR Operations ...............15-33
VFR Waypoints .....................................................15-34
Lost Procedures ..........................................................15-34
Flight Diversion .........................................................15-34
Chapter Summary ......................................................15-35
Chapter 16
Aeromedical Factors
.........................................16-1
Introduction ..................................................................16-1
Obtaining a Medical Certificate ...................................16-2
Health and Physiological Factors Affecting Pilot
Performance .................................................................16-2
Hypoxia ....................................................................16-2
Hypoxic Hypoxia ..................................................16-2
Hypemic Hypoxia .................................................16-2
Stagnant Hypoxia ..................................................16-3
Histotoxic Hypoxia ...............................................16-3
Symptoms of Hypoxia ..............................................16-3
Hyperventilation .......................................................16-3
Middle Ear and Sinus Problems ...............................16-4
Spatial Disorientation and Illusions .........................16-5
Vestibular Illusions ...............................................16-6
Visual Illusions .....................................................16-7
Postural Considerations ............................................16-7
Demonstration of Spatial Disorientation ..................16-8
Climbing While Accelerating ...............................16-8
Climbing While Turning .......................................16-8
Diving While Turning ...........................................16-8
Tilting to Right or Left .........................................16-8
Reversal of Motion ...............................................16-8
Diving or Rolling Beyond the Vertical Plane .......16-8
Coping with Spatial Disorientation ..........................16-8
Optical Illusions .......................................................16-9
Runway Width Illusion .........................................16-9
Runway and Terrain Slopes Illusion .....................16-9
Featureless Terrain Illusion ..................................16-9
Water Refraction ...................................................16-9
Haze ......................................................................16-9
Fog ........................................................................16-9
Ground Lighting Illusions .....................................16-9
How To Prevent Landing Errors Due to
Optical Illusions .....................................................16-11
Motion Sickness .....................................................16-11
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning ........................16-11
Stress ......................................................................16-11
Fatigue ....................................................................16-12
Dehydration and Heatstroke ...................................16-12
Alcohol ...................................................................16-13
Drugs ......................................................................16-14
Altitude-Induced Decompression Sickness (DCS) 16-16
DCS After Scuba Diving ....................................16-16
 

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