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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

Appendix

Glossary

Index

Servicing of Oxygen Systems ..................................6-37
Anti-Ice and Deice Systems .........................................6-37
Airfoil Anti-Ice and Deice .......................................6-37
Windscreen Anti-Ice ................................................6-38
Propeller Anti-Ice .....................................................6-38
Other Anti-Ice and Deice Systems ...........................6-39
Chapter Summary ........................................................6-39

Chapter 7
Flight Instruments
...............................................7-1
Introduction ....................................................................7-1
Pitot-Static Flight Instruments .......................................7-1
Impact Pressure Chamber and Lines ..........................7-2
Static Pressure Chamber and Lines ............................7-2
Altimeter .....................................................................7-3
Principle of Operation .............................................7-3
Effect of Nonstandard Pressure and Temperature ..7-4
Setting the Altimeter ...............................................7-5
Altimeter Operation ................................................7-6
Types of Altitude ....................................................7-6
Instrument Check ....................................................7-7
Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI) ...................................7-7
Principle of Operation .............................................7-7
Instrument Check ....................................................7-8
Airspeed Indicator (ASI) ............................................7-8
Airspeed Indicator Markings ..................................7-9
Other Airspeed Limitations ..................................7-10
Instrument Check ..................................................7-10
Blockage of the Pitot-Static System .........................7-10
Blocked Pitot System ............................................7-10
Blocked Static System ..........................................7-11
Electronic Flight Display (EFD) ..................................7-12
Airspeed Tape ..........................................................7-12
Attitude Indicator .....................................................7-12
Altimeter ...................................................................7-12
Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI) .................................7-12
Heading Indicator .....................................................7-12
Turn Indicator ...........................................................7-12
Tachometer ...............................................................7-12
Slip/Skid Indicator ....................................................7-13
Turn Rate Indicator ..................................................7-13
Air Data Computer (ADC) .......................................7-14
Trend Vectors ...........................................................7-14
Gyroscopic Flight Instruments .....................................7-15
Gyroscopic Principles ..............................................7-15
Rigidity in Space ...................................................7-15
Precession .............................................................7-15
Sources of Power ......................................................7-16
Turn Indicators .........................................................7-16
Turn-and-Slip Indicator ........................................7-17
Turn Coordinator ..................................................7-17

Inclinometer .............................................................7-18
Yaw String ............................................................7-18
Instrument Check ..................................................7-18
Attitude Indicator .....................................................7-18
Heading Indicator .....................................................7-20
Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) ...7-20
The Flux Gate Compass System ..............................7-20
Remote Indicating Compass .....................................7-21
Instrument Check ..................................................7-22
Compass Systems ........................................................7-22
Magnetic Compass ...................................................7-22
Magnetic Compass Induced Errors .......................7-23
The Vertical Card Magnetic Compass .....................7-26
Lags or Leads ........................................................7-26
Eddy Current Damping .........................................7-26
Outside Air Temperature (OAT) Gauge ......................7-26
Chapter Summary ........................................................7-26

Chapter 8
Flight Manuals and Other Documents
...............8-1
Introduction ....................................................................8-1
Preliminary Pages .......................................................8-2
General (Section 1) .....................................................8-2
Limitations (Section 2) ...............................................8-2
Airspeed ..................................................................8-2
Powerplant ..............................................................8-3
Weight and Loading Distribution ...........................8-3
Flight Limits ...........................................................8-4
Placards ...................................................................8-4
Emergency Procedures (Section 3) ............................8-4
Normal Procedures (Section 4) ..................................8-4
Performance (Section 5) .............................................8-4
Weight and Balance/Equipment List (Section 6) .......8-4
Systems Description (Section 7) ................................8-4
Handling, Service, and Maintenance (Section 8) .......8-4
Supplements (Section 9) .............................................8-5
Safety Tips (Section 10) .............................................8-5
Aircraft Documents ........................................................8-6
Certificate of Aircraft Registration .............................8-6
Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) .........................................8-7
Airworthiness Certificate ............................................8-7
Aircraft Maintenance ..................................................8-8
Aircraft Inspections ........................................................8-8
Annual Inspection ......................................................8-8
100-Hour Inspection ...................................................8-9
Other Inspection Programs .........................................8-9
Altimeter System Inspection ..................................8-9
Transponder Inspection ..........................................8-9
Emergency Locator Transmitter .............................8-9
Preflight Inspections ...............................................8-9
Minimum Equipment Lists (MEL) and Operations With

 

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