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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge



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




The Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge was produced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the
assistance of Safety Research Corporation of America. The FAA wishes to acknowledge the following contributors:
Mrs. Nancy A. Wright for providing imagery of a de Haviland DH-4 inaugural air mail flight (Chapter 1)
The Raab Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for images of the first pilot license (Chapter 1)
Sandy Kenyon and Rod Magner (magicair.com) for photo of 1929 TravelAir 4000 (Chapter 1)
Adventure Seaplanes for photos of a ski and float training plane (Chapter 2)
Jack Davis, Stearman Restorers Association, for photo of a 1941 PT-17 Army Air Corps trainer (Chapter 2)
Michael J. Hoke, Abaris Training Resources, Inc., for images and information about composite aircraft (Chapter 2)
M. van Leeuwen (www.zap16.com) for image of Piaggio P-180 (Chapter 5)
Greg Richter, Blue Mountain Avionics, for autopilot information and imagery (Chapter 5)
Mountain High E&S Company for various images provided regarding oxygen systems (Chapter 6)
Jeff Callahan, Aerox, for image of MSK-AS Silicone Mask without Microphone (Chapter 6)
Nonin Medical, Inc. for image of Onyx pulse oximeter (Chapter 6)
Pilotfriend.com for photo of a TKS Weeping Wing (Chapter 6)
Chelton Flight Systems for image of FlightLogic (Chapter 7)
Avidyne Corporation for image of the Entegra (Chapter 7)
Teledyne Controls for image of an air data computer (Chapter 7)
Watson Industries, Inc. (www.watson-gyro.com) for image of Attitude and Heading Reference system (Chapter 7)
Dr. Pat Veillette for information used on decision-making (Chapter 17)
John Park for image of spinning plates (Chapter 17)
Cessna Aircraft Company, Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation, Eclipse Aviation Corporation, Garmin Ltd.,
The Boeing Company for images provided and used throughout the Handbook.
Additional appreciation is extended to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the AOPA Air Safety Foundation,
the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) for
their technical support and input.