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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

Automatic decision-making .......................................17-20
Automatic terminal information service (ATIS) ............7-5
Automation ................................................................17-25
Automation management ...........................................17-31
Autopilot ......................................................................5-12
Autopilot systems ......................................................17-27
Aviation forecasts ......................................................12-10
Aviation gasoline (AVGAS) ........................................6-26
Aviation medical examiner (AME) .............................16-2
Aviation routine weather report (METAR) ..... 11-18, 12-6
Aviation safety inspector (ASI) .....................................1-9
Aviation weather reports ..............................................12-6
Axes of an aircraft ........................................................4-11
Axes of rotation ..............................................................5-3
B
Balance ...........................................................................9-2
Balanced field length ..................................................10-28
Balance tabs .................................................................5-11
Barbs ..........................................................................11-12
Basic aerodynamics .......................................................2-2
Basic empty weight ........................................................9-5
Before takeoff ............................................................13-18
Benoist, Tom ..................................................................1-3
Bernoulli, Daniel ............................................................3-7
Bernoulli's Principle of Differential Pressure ................3-7
Best angle-of-climb speed (VX) .....................................7-9
Best rate-of-climb speed (VY) ........................................7-9
Blade angle ...................................................................4-24
Blocked pitot system ....................................................7-10
Blocked static system ...................................................7-11
Boundary layer ..................................................... 4-4, 4-39
Brakes .................................................................. 2-7, 6-32
Brake horsepower (BHP) ..................................... 6-6, 6-24
Bus bar .........................................................................6-29
C
Cabin pressure control system .....................................6-33
Cabin pressurization system ........................................6-32
Calibrated airspeed (CAS) ................................. 7-8, 10-17
Canard ............................................................................5-7
Cannula ........................................................................6-35
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning .............................16-11
Carburetor air temperature gauge ................................6-10
Carburetor heat ...............................................................6-9
Carburetor icing .............................................................6-8
Carburetor systems .........................................................6-7
Castellanus .................................................................11-17
Catastrophic .................................................................17-6
Cayley, Sir George .........................................................1-2
Ceiling ........................................................................11-17

Center of gravity .................................................... 9-2, 9-5
Certificated flight instructor (CFI) ..................... 1-16, 1-20
Certificate of aircraft registration ...................................8-6
CG limits ........................................................................9-5
CG range ........................................................................9-5
Chandelles ....................................................................4-33
Change in lift-off technique .......................................10-27
Charles, Professor Jacques .............................................1-2
Cirrus ..........................................................................11-17
Civil Aeronautics Act ....................................................1-5
Civil Aeronautics Authority (CAA) ...............................1-5
Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) .....................................1-5
Civil airports ................................................................13-1
Class A Airspace ..........................................................14-2
Class B Airspace ..........................................................14-2
Class C Airspace ..........................................................14-2
Class D Airspace ..........................................................14-2
Class E Airspace ..........................................................14-2
Class G Airspace ..........................................................14-3
Climbs and descents ...................................................13-18
Climb performance ......................................................10-6
Climb performance expressed as percent gradient
of Climb .....................................................................10-27
Climb requirements ....................................................10-29
Clouds ............................................................ 11-15, 12-16
Cloud classification ..................................................11-17
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) ..............................1-7
Cold front ...................................................................11-20
Collision avoidance ....................................................13-17
Combustion ..................................................................6-18
Commercial pilot .........................................................1-14
Compass systems .........................................................7-22
Composites .....................................................................2-9
Compressor stalls .........................................................6-23
Continuous-flow oxygen system ..................................6-36
Control ...........................................................................9-3
Controllability .................................................... 4-13, 4-36
Controlled airspace ............................................ 13-2, 14-2
Controlled .ring areas (CFAs) .....................................14-4
Control instruments ......................................................2-12
Convective currents .....................................................11-7
Convective significant meteorological information
(WST) .......................................................................12-13
Cooling ...........................................................................6-1
Coriolis force ...............................................................11-3
Coriolis illusion ............................................................16-6
Corkscrew effect ..........................................................4-26
Coupled ailerons ............................................................5-4
Crew resource management (CRM) ............................17-4
Critical ..........................................................................17-6
Crosswind and headwind component chart ...............10-24

 

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