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The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge 2016 is the latest publication released by FAA which supersedes FAA-H-8083-25A, Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge dated 2008.

The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge provides basic knowledge that is essential for pilots. This handbook introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they progress in their pilot training. Except for the Code of Federal Regulations pertinent to civil aviation, most of the knowledge areas applicable to pilot certification are presented. This handbook is useful to beginning pilots, as well as those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates. It is developed by the Flight Standards Service, Airman Testing Standards Branch, in cooperation with various aviation educators and industry. Now, this handbook has been reformatted to deliver an amazing reading experience on your iPad.

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Flying

Chapter 2 - Aeronautical Decision-Making

Chapter 3 - Aircraft Construction

Chapter 4 - Principles of Flight 

Chapter 5 - Aerodynamics of Flight

Chapter 6 - Flight Controls

Chapter 7 - Aircraft Systems

Chapter 8 - Flight Instruments

Chapter 9 - Flight Manuals and Other Documents

Chapter 10 - Weight and Balance 

Chapter 11 - Aircraft Performance 

Chapter 12 - Weather Theory 

Chapter 13 – Aviation Weather Services 

Chapter 14 – Airport Operations 

Chapter 15 - Airspace

Chapter 16 - Navigation

Chapter 17 - Aeromedical Factors 

This handbook includes over 500 optimized illustrations, images, animations and widgets. 

Features Swipe-friendly photo galleries, tap or use two fingers to enlarge any photo and view it full screen on iPad. Interactive images with callouts and pan-and zoom functions. New FAA Airman Test Questions attached to relevant book sections. Over 20 videos and animations from FAA video library. Glossary references throughout the handbook that you can tap to view definitions. Highlighting and Note-taking with your finger by swipe over any text and it’s highlighted. You can change colors, switch to underlining, or add a note instantly.  All your notes and highlights automatically appear on study cards. Flip them over and find the definition of a glossary term or the note attached to the highlighted passage.

September 1
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