Every day in the United States, over two million men, women, and children step onto an aircraft and place their lives in the hands of strangers. As anyone who has ever flown knows, modern flight offers unparalleled advantages in travel and freedom, but it also comes with grave responsibility and risk. For the first time in its history, the Federal Aviation Administration has put together a set of easy-to-understand guidelines and principles that will help pilots of any skill level minimize risk and maximize safety while in the air. The Risk Management Handbook offers full-color diagrams and illustrations to help students and pilots visualize the science of flight, while providing straightforward information on decision-making and the risk-management process.
This handbook is a tool designed to help recognize andmanage risk. It provides a higher level of training to thepilot in command (PIC) who wishes to aspire to a greater understanding of the aviation environment and become a better pilot. This handbook is for pilots of all aircraftfrom Weight-Shift Control (WSC) to a Piper Cub, a Twin Beechcraft, or a Boeing 747. A pilot's continued interest in building skills is paramount for safe flight and can assist in rising above the challenges which face pilots of all backgrounds.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation. Topics covered include: Ground operations Cockpit management The four fundamentals of flying Integrated flight control Slow flights Stalls Spins Takeoff Ground reference maneuvers Night operations And much more Updated to include the most current information, the Airplane Flying Handbook is a great study guide for current pilots and for potential pilots who are interested in applying for their first license. It is also the perfect gift for any aircraft or aeronautical buff.
Compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration, this handbook is the ultimate technical manual for any flight instructor who must teach inexperienced students how to fly helicopters. Whether your course ends in students receiving private, commercial, or flight instruction pilot certificates, this book is more than just essential reading—it’s the best possible study guide available, and its information can be life-saving. This handbook conforms to flight instructor pilot training and certification concepts established by the FAA. In authoritative and easy-to-understand language, here are explanations of general aerodynamics and the aerodynamics of flight, navigation, communication, flight controls, flight maneuvers, emergencies, and more. Also included is an extensive glossary of terms ensuring that even the most technical language can be easily understood. The Helicopter Instructor's Handbook is an indispensable text for any flight instructor who wants his or her students to operate a helicopter safely in a range of conditions. Chapters cover a variety of subjects including helicopter components, weight and balance, basic flight maneuvers, advanced flight maneuvers, emergencies and hazards, aeronautical decision making, night operations, and many more. With full-color illustrations detailing every chapter, this is a one-of-a-kind resource for instructors and their future pilots.
Using PC-Based Flight Simulations Based on FAA-Industry Training Standards
Author: Bruce Williams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Fly toward pilot certification with these real-world scenario exercises Although PC-based flight simulations have been available for 30 years, many pilots, instructors, and flight schools don't understand how best to use these tools in real-world flight training and pilot proficiency programs. This invaluable reference bridges the gap between simulation tools and real-world situations by presenting hands-on, scenario-based exercises and training tips for the private pilot certificate and instrument rating. As the first of its kind based on FAA-Industry Training Standards (FITS), this book steers its focus on a scenario-based curriculum that emphasizes real-world situations. Experienced pilot and author Bruce Williams ultimately aims to engage the pilot, reinforce the "realistic" selling point of PC-based flight simulations, while also complementing the FAA-approved FITS syllabi. Serves as essential reading for pilots who want to make effective use of simulation in their training while expanding their skill level and enjoyment of flying Covers private pilot real-world scenarios and instrument rating scenarios Includes a guide to recommended websites and other resources Features helpful charts as well as a glossary You'll take off towards pilot certification with this invaluable book by your side.
The Private Pilot—Airplane Practical Test Standards (PTS) book has been published by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish the standards for private pilot certification practical tests for the airplane category, single-engine land and sea; and multiengine land and sea classes. FAA inspectors and designated pilot examiners shall conduct practical tests in compliance with these standards. Flight instructors and applicants should find these standards helpful during training and when preparing for the practical test.
It is our pleasure to present this first edition of the Risk Management Handbook: FAA-H-8083-2 (Change 1). This FAA advisory circular (AC) provides information for Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121 air carriers that are required to implement Safety Management Systems (SMS) based on 14 CFR part 5. Specifically, this document provides a description of regulatory requirements, guidance, and methods of developing and implementing an SMS. This AC may also be used by other aviation service providers interested in voluntarily developing an SMS based on the requirements in part 5.Contents Include:SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SMS) FOUNDATIONSSAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SMS) COMPONENTS EXPLAINEDIMPLEMENTATION: BUILDING A SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SMS)INTEGRATING EXISTING SAFETY PROGRAMS INTO THE SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SMS)SAFETY RISK MANAGEMENT (SRM) WORKSHEETSSAMPLE SAFETY POLICY STATEMENTSAMPLE GAP ANALYSIS AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN EXCERPTSREFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Author: Federal Aviation Federal Aviation Administration
The Glider Flying Handbook is designed as a technical manual for applicants who are preparing for glider categoryrating and for currently certificated glider pilots who wish to improve their knowledge. Certificated flight instructors willfind this handbook a valuable training aid, since detailed coverage of aeronautical decision-making, components andsystems, aerodynamics, flight instruments, performance limitations, ground operations, flight maneuvers, traffic patterns,emergencies, soaring weather, soaring techniques, and cross-country flight is included. Topics such as radio navigation andcommunication, use of flight information publications, and regulations are available in other Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) publications.The discussion and explanations reflect the most commonly used practices and principles. Occasionally, the word "must"or similar language is used where the desired action is deemed critical. The use of such language is not intended to add to,interpret, or relieve a duty imposed by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). Persons working towards aglider rating are advised to review the references from the applicable practical test standards (FAA-G-8082-4, Sport Pilotand Flight Instructor with a Sport Pilot Rating Knowledge Test Guide, FAA-G-8082-5, Commercial Pilot Knowledge TestGuide, and FAA-G-8082-17, Recreational Pilot and Private Pilot Knowledge Test Guide). Resources for study includeFAA-H-8083-25, Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, FAA-H-8083-2, Risk Management Handbook, and AdvisoryCircular (AC) 00-6, Aviation Weather For Pilots and Flight Operations Personnel, AC 00-45, Aviation Weather Services,as these documents contain basic material not duplicated herein. All beginning applicants should refer to FAA-H-8083-25,Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, for study and basic library reference.It is essential for persons using this handbook to become familiar with and apply the pertinent parts of 14 CFR and theAeronautical Information Manual (AIM). The AIM is available online at www.faa.gov. The current Flight StandardsService airman training and testing material and learning statements for all airman certificates and ratings can be obtainedfrom www.faa.gov.This handbook supersedes FAA-H-8083-13, Glider Flying Handbook, dated 2003. Always select the latest edition of anypublication and check the website for errata pages and listing of changes to FAA educational publications developed bythe FAA's Airman Testing Standards Branch, AFS-630.