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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
Aircraft Performance
Importance of Performance Data

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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












This chapter discusses the factors that affect aircraft
performance, which include the aircraft weight, atmospheric
conditions, runway environment, and the fundamental
physical laws governing the forces acting on an aircraft.

Importance of Performance Data

The performance or operational information section of the
Aircraft Flight Manual/Pilot's Operating Handbook (AFM/
POH) contains the operating data for the aircraft; that is,
the data pertaining to takeoff, climb, range, endurance,
descent, and landing. The use of this data in flying
operations is mandatory for safe and efficient operation.
Considerable knowledge and familiarity of the aircraft can
be gained through study of this material.