Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
Publisher: Federal Aviation Administration 2008
Number of pages: 470
Used extensively as a reference source for the FAA Knowledge Exams, this resource includes basic knowledge that is essential for all pilots, from beginning students to those pursuing advanced pilot certificates. This updated guide covers a wide array of fundamental subjects, including principles of flight, aircraft and engine structures, charts and graphs, performance calculations, weather theory, reports, forecasts, and flight manuals.
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by E. Charles Vivian - Project Gutenberg
Evelyn Charles Vivian (1882 - 1947) gives a detailed account of the history of aeronautics through 1920. Famous fliers are discussed and the evolution of the aeroplane is covered. The advancements in engine design are also included.
- US Government Printing Office
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by Darrel D. Whitcomb - AU Press
Born of necessity in the war in Southeast Asia to fly search and rescue and special operations missions, the USAF fleet of 52 HH-53s and 20 CH-53s were modified with state-of-the-art precision navigation capability and redesignated as MH-53J/Ms.
- Federal Aviation Administration
Providing aviators with comprehensive information on the advanced avionics equipment available in technically sophisticated aircraft, this FAA handbook covers a wide range of subjects about the essentials of operating cockpit-computers.