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Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3C)

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Federal Aviation Administration

Copyright Year: 2021

Last Update: 2023

Publisher: Federal Aviation Administration

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Flight Training 
  • Chapter 2: Ground Operations 
  • Chapter 3: Basic Flight Maneuvers 
  • Chapter 4: Energy Management: Mastering Altitude and Airspeed Control 
  • Chapter 5: Maintaining Aircraft Control: Upset Prevention and Recovery Training 
  • Chapter 6: Takeoffs and Departure Climbs 
  • Chapter 7: Ground Reference Maneuvers 
  • Chapter 8: Airport Traffic Patterns 
  • Chapter 9: Approaches and Landings 
  • Chapter 10: Performance Maneuvers 
  • Chapter 11: Night Operations 
  • Chapter 12: Transition to Complex Airplanes 
  • Chapter 13: Transition to Multiengine Airplanes 
  • Chapter 14: Transition to Tailwheel Airplanes 
  • Chapter 15: Transition to Turbopropeller-Powered Airplanes 
  • Chapter 16: Transition to Jet-Powered Airplanes 
  • Chapter 17: Transition to Light Sport Airplanes (LSA) 
  • Chapter 18: Emergency Procedures

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About the Book

The Airplane Flying Handbook provides basic knowledge that is essential for pilots. This handbook introduces basic pilot skills and knowledge that are essential for piloting airplanes. It provides information on transition to other airplanes and the operation of various airplane systems. It is developed by the Flight Standards Service, Airman Testing Standards Branch, in cooperation with various aviation educators and industry. This handbook is developed to assist student pilots learning to fly airplanes. It is also beneficial to pilots who wish to improve their flying proficiency and aeronautical knowledge, those pilots preparing for additional certificates or ratings, and flight instructors engaged in the instruction of both student and certificated pilots. It introduces the future pilot to the realm of flight and provides information and guidance in the performance of procedures and maneuvers required for pilot certification.  

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