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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

Private pilot ..................................................................1-14
Probability forecast ....................................................12-10
Probable .......................................................................17-6
Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization
(PATCO) Strike .............................................................1-7
Prohibited areas ............................................................14-3
Propeller .......................................................... 2-7, 6-1, 6-4
Propeller anti-ice ..........................................................6-38
Propeller blade .............................................................4-24
Propeller principles ......................................................4-24
Published VFR routes ..................................................14-6
Pulsating visual approach slope ...................................13-7
Pulse oximeters ............................................................6-37
P-factor ............................................................... 4-26, 4-27
Q
Quesada, General Elwood Richard "Pete" .....................1-6
R
Radar observations .......................................................12-2
Radar summary chart .................................................12-17
Radar traffic advisories ..............................................13-14
Radar Weather Reports (RAREP) ...............................12-9
Radial engines ................................................................6-2
Radiation fog ..............................................................11-15
Radiosonde ...................................................................12-2
Radio communications ...............................................13-11
Radio equipment ........................................................13-12
Range performance ......................................................10-8
Rapid decompression ...................................................6-34
Rate of turn ..................................................................4-30
Reciprocating engines ....................................................6-2
Red obstruction lights ..................................................13-9
Reference datum ............................................................9-5
Refueling procedures ...................................................6-27
Region of reversed command ....................................10-10
Reinforcement of onboard suites ...............................17-29
Relative humidity .......................................................11-13
Remarks .......................................................................12-8
Remote .........................................................................17-6
Remote indicating compass .........................................7-21
Repairs and alterations .................................................8-12
Respect for onboard systems .....................................17-29
Restricted areas ............................................................14-3
Retractable landing gear ..............................................6-31
Rigidity in space ..........................................................7-15
Risk ..............................................................................17-4
Risk management .......................................................17-32
Roll ...............................................................................4-11
Rolling .........................................................................4-16
Rough air ......................................................................4-33

Rudder .................................................................... 5-4, 5-7
Rudder ............................................................................2-6
Ruddervators ..................................................................5-8
Runway and terrain slopes illusion ..............................16-9
Runway centerline lighting system (RCLS) ................13-9
Runway distance remaining signs ................................13-6
Runway edge lights ......................................................13-8
Runway end identifier lights (REIL) ............................13-8
Runway incursion avoidance .....................................13-18
Runway lighting ...........................................................13-8
Runway markings ........................................................13-4
Runway surface and gradient .....................................10-11
Runway width illusion .................................................16-9
S
Safety Program Airmen Notification System (SPANS)
......................................................................................1-12
Satellite ........................................................................12-3
Satellite weather ...........................................................12-3
Sea level pressure .......................................................12-16
Sea smoke ..................................................................11-15
Segmented circle visual indicator system ..................13-10
Semimonocoque ..................................................... 2-3, 2-8
Servicing of oxygen systems .......................................6-37
Severity of an event .....................................................17-6
Shock wave ..................................................................4-40
Shock waves .................................................................4-40
Significant Meteorological Information (SIGMET)
.......................................................................... 12-3, 12-13
Significant weather prognostic charts ........................12-18
Single-engine best rate of climb (VYSE) .......................7-10
Single-pilot resource management ...............................17-4
Sinus problems .............................................................16-4
Situational awareness .................................................17-23
Skidding turn ................................................................4-21
Skin friction drag ...........................................................4-4
Sky condition ...............................................................12-7
Slipping turn ................................................................4-20
Slotted flap .....................................................................5-8
Somatogravic illusion ..................................................16-7
Sources of power ..........................................................7-16
Spatial disorientation ...................................................16-5
Special airworthiness certificate ....................................8-8
Special flight permits ...................................................8-12
Special use airspace .....................................................14-3
Spins .............................................................................4-31
Spiral instability ...........................................................4-18
Split flap .........................................................................5-8
Spoilers ........................................................................5-10
Sport pilot ....................................................................1-14
Sport pilot certificate ....................................................1-12

 

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