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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

Induced drag ........................................................... 4-3, 4-5
Induction ........................................................................6-1
Induction system ............................................................6-7
Information management ...........................................17-30
Information signs .........................................................13-6
Instantaneous vertical speed indicator (IVSI) ................7-7
Instrument check ............................................................7-7
Instrument landing system (ILS) .................................2-12
Intelligent flight control systems (IFCS) ........................5-2
Interference drag ............................................................4-4
Internal resources .......................................................17-20
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
............................................................................ 3-2, 13-12
International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) .. 3-2, 10-2, 11-5
Interpolation ...............................................................10-19
Inversion ....................................................................11-13
Inversion illusion .........................................................16-7
Isobars ........................................................................11-12
J
Jet-fueled piston engine .................................................6-4
K
Keel effect ....................................................................4-17
Knowledge examination ..............................................1-17
Kollsman window ..........................................................7-4
L
Lags ..............................................................................7-26
Landing ......................................................................10-27
Landing charts ............................................................10-25
Landing gear ..........................................2-3, 2-6, 6-1, 6-31
Landing gear extended speed (VLE) ...............................7-9
Landing gear operating speed (VLO) ..............................7-9
Landing performance ..................................... 10-15, 10-33
Landing strip indicators .............................................13-10
Land and hold short lights ............................................13-9
Lateral stability ............................................................4-16
Lazy eights ...................................................................4-33
leading edge ...................................................................3-8
cuffs ..........................................................................5-10
device .........................................................................5-9
flaps ............................................................................5-9
Leads ............................................................................7-26
Leans, the .....................................................................16-6
Lenticularus ................................................................11-17
Licensed empty weight ..................................................9-5
Lift .......................................................................... 2-2, 4-2
Lift/drag ratio .................................................................4-6
Lightning ....................................................................11-25
Lightning strike protection ...........................................2-11

Light sport aircraft (LSA) .................................... 1-12, 8-7
Likelihood of an event .................................................17-6
Lilienthal, Otto ...............................................................1-3
loadmeter ......................................................................6-30
Load distribution ..........................................................4-36
Local airport advisory ..................................................14-4
Location signs ..............................................................13-6
Longitudinal stability ...................................................4-14
Low-level wind shear .................................................11-11
Low-Level Wind Shear Alert System (LLWAS) ......11-11
Lubrication .....................................................................6-1
M
MacCracken, William P., Jr.,. ........................................1-4
Mach buffet ..................................................................4-42
Mach number ...............................................................4-39
Magnetic compass .............................................. 5-12, 7-22
Magnus, Heinrich Gustav ..............................................3-4
Magnus effect .................................................................3-4
Maintenance entries .....................................................8-11
Managing aircraft automation ....................................17-29
Managing risks ...........................................................17-24
Mandatory instruction signs .........................................13-6
Maneuverability ...........................................................4-13
Manifold absolute pressure (MAP) ................................6-6
Marginal .......................................................................17-6
Maximum landing weight ..............................................9-5
Maximum ramp weight ..................................................9-5
Maximum takeoff weight ...............................................9-5
Maximum weight ...........................................................9-5
Maximum zero fuel weight ............................................9-5
Mean aerodynamic chord (MAC) ........................ 4-12, 9-5
Medical certificate ........................................................16-2
Medical certification requirements ..............................1-16
Mesosphere ..................................................................11-3
Meteorologists ..............................................................12-1
Microjets ......................................................................6-20
Middle ear ....................................................................16-4
Military/Federal government airports ..........................13-1
Military operation areas (MOAs) .................................14-4
Military training routes (MTRs) ..................................14-6
Minimum control speed (VMC) ..................................7-10
Minimum equipment lists (MEL) ..................................8-9
Mitigating risk ..............................................................17-6
Mixture control ..............................................................6-8
Modifier ........................................................................12-6
Moisture .....................................................................11-13
Moment ................................................................ 4-12, 9-5
Moment arm ......................................................... 4-12, 9-5
Moment index ................................................................9-5
Monocoque ............................................................ 2-3, 2-8

 

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