Airplane Flying Handbook: FAA-H-8083-3B

Airplane Flying Handbook: FAA-H-8083-3B

by Federal Aviation Administration, David Soucie (Foreword by)

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Overview

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
Flight standards
Preflight assessment of the aircraft
Rick and resource management
The four fundamentals of flying
Before-takeoff check
Integrated flight control
Slow flights
Stall recognition and characterization
Spins
Takeoff
Airport traffic pattens
Approaches and landings
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510712836
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Pages: 348
Sales rank: 131,312
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

The Federal Aviation Administration is the national aviation authority of the United States. It regulates and oversees the aviation industry, pilot licensing, and airspace with the goal of providing “the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.”

Table of Contents

Preface iii

Acknowledgements v

Table of Contents vii

Chapter 1 Introduction to Flight Training 1-1

Introduction 1-1

Role of the FAA 1-2

Flight Standards Service 1-5

Role of the Pilot Examiner 1-6

Role of the Flight Instructor 1-7

Sources of Flight Training 1-8

Practical Test Standards (PTS) and Airman Certification Standards (ACS) 1-10

Safety of Flight Practices 1-11

Collision Avoidance 1-11

Runway Incursion Avoidance 1-12

Stall Awareness 1-12

Use of Checklists 1-13

Positive Transfer of Controls 1-15

Chapter Summary 1-15

Chapter 2 Ground Operations 2-1

Introduction 2-1

Preflight Assessment of the Aircraft 2-2

Visual Preflight Assessment 2-3

Outer Wing Surfaces and Tail Section 2-5

Fuel and Oil 2-6

Landing Gear, Tires, and Brakes 2-8

Engine and Propeller 2-9

Risk and Resource Management 2-9

Risk Management 2-10

Identifying the Hazard 2-10

Risk 2-10

Risk Assessment 2-10

Risk Identification 2-10

Risk Mitigation 2-10

Resource Management 2-11

Ground Operations 2-11

Engine Starting 2-12

Hand Propping 2-13

Taxiing 2-14

Before-Takeoff Check 2-17

Takeoff Checks 2-18

After-Landing 2-18

Clear of Runway and Stopped 2-18

Parking 2-19

Engine Shutdown 2-19

Post-Flight 2-19

Securing and Servicing 2-19

Chapter Summary 2-19

Chapter 3 Basic Flight Maneuvers 3-1

Introduction 3-1

The Four Fundamentals 3-2

Effect and Use of the Flight Controls 3-2

Feel of the Ah-plane 3-4

Attitude Flying 3-4

Integrated Flight Instruction 3-5

Straight-and-Level Flight 3-6

Straight Flight 3-7

Level Flight 3-8

Trim Control 3-10

Level Turns 3-10

Turn Radius 3-12

Establishing a Turn 3-13

Climbs and Climbing Turns 3-16

Establishing a Climb 3-17

Climbing Turns 3-18

Descents and Descending Tunis 3-19

Glides 3-20

Gliding Turns 3-21

Chapter Summary 3-23

Chapter 4 Maintaining Aircraft Control: Upset Prevention and Recovery Training 4-1

Introduction 4-1

Defining an Airplane Upset 4-2

Coordinated Flight 4-2

Angle of Attack 4-2

Slow Flight 4-3

Performing the Slow Flight Maneuver 4-4

Stalls 4-5

Stall Recognition 4-5

Angle of Attack Indicators 4-6

Stall Characteristics 4-6

Fundamentals of Stall Recover 4-7

Stall Training 4-8

Approaches to Stalls (Impending Stalls), Power-On or Power-Off 4-8

Full Stalls, Power-Off 4-8

Full Stalls, Power-On 4-9

Secondary Stall 4-10

Accelerated Stalls 4-10

Cross-Control Stall 4-11

Elevator Trim Stall 4-12

Common Errors 4-13

Spin Awareness 4-13

Spin Procedures 4-14

Entry Phase 4-14

Incipient Phase 4-14

Developed Phase 4-15

Recovery Phase 4-15

Intentional Spins 4-16

Weight and Balance Requirements Related to Spins 4-17

Common Errors 4-17

Upset Prevention and Recovery 4-17

Unusual Attitudes Versus Upsets 4-17

Environmental Factors 4-18

Mechanical Factors 4-18

Human Factors 4-18

VMC to IMC 4-18

IMC 4-18

Diversion of Attention 4-18

Task Saturation 4-18

Sensory Overload/Deprivation 4-18

Spatial Disorientation 4-19

Startle Response 4-19

Surprise Response 4-19

Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) 4-19

UPRT Care Concepts 4-20

Academic Material (Knowledge and Risk Management) 4-20

Prevention Through ADM and Risk Management 4-21

Prevention through Proportional Counter-Response 4-21

Recovery 4-22

Common Errors 4-22

Roles of FSTDs and Airplanes in UPRT 4-22

Airplane-Based UPRT 4-22

All-Attitude/All-Envelope Flight Training Methods 4-23

FSTD-based UPRT 4-23

Spiral Dive 4-23

UPRT Summary 4-24

Chapter Summary 4-24

Chapter 5 Takeoffs and Departure Climbs 5-1

Introduction 5-1

Terms and Definitions 5-2

Prior to Takeoff 5-2

Normal Takeoff 5-3

Takeoff Roll 5-3

Lift-Off 5-4

Initial Climb 5-5

Crosswind Takeoff 5-6

Takeoff Roll 5-6

Lift-Off 5-8

Initial Climb 5-8

Ground Effect on Takeoff 5-9

Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb 5-10

Takeoff Roll 5-10

Lift-Off 5-10

Initial Climb 5-11

Soft/Rough-Field Takeoff and Climb 5-11

Takeoff Roll 5-12

Lift-Off 5-12

Initial Climb 5-12

Rejected Takeoff/Engine Failure 5-12

Noise Abatement 5-13

Chapter Summary 5-13

Chapter 6 Ground Reference Maneuvers 6-1

Introduction 6-1

Maneuvering by Reference to Ground Objects 6-2

Drift and Ground Track Control 6-3

Correcting Drift During Straight-and-Level Flight 6-3

Constant Radius During Turning Flight 6-4

Tracking Over and Parallel to a Straight Line 6-6

Rectangular Course 6-6

Turns Around a Point 6-8

S-Tums 6-10

Elementary Eights 6-11

Eights Along a Road 6-11

Eights Across A Road 6-13

Eights Around Pylons 6-13

Eights-on-Pylons 6-14

Chapter Summary 6-18

Chapter 7 Airport Traffic Patterns 7-1

Introduction 7-1

Airport Traffic Patterns and Operations 7-2

Standard Airport Traffic Patterns 7-2

Non-Towered Airports 7-5

Safety Considerations 7-5

Chapter Summary 7-6

Chapter 8 Approaches and Landings 8-1

Introduction 8-1

Normal Approach and Landing 8-2

Base Leg 8-2

Final Approach 8-1

Use of Flaps 8-4

Estimating Height and Movement 8-5

Round Out (Flare) 8-6

Touchdown 8-7

After-Landing Roll 8-8

Stabilized Approach Concept 8-9

Intentional Slips 8-11

Go-Arounds (Rejected Landings) 8-12

Power 8-13

Attitude 8-13

Configuration 8-13

Ground Effect 8-14

Crosswind Approach and Landing 8-14

Crosswind Final Approach 8-14

Crosswind Round Out (Flare) 8-15

Crosswind Touchdown 8-15

Crosswind After-Landing Roll 8-16

Maximum Safe Crosswind Velocities 8-17

Turbulent Air Approach and Landing 8-18

Short-Field Approach and Landing 8-18

Soft-Field Approach and Landing 8-21

Power-Off Accuracy Approaches 8-22

90° Power-Off Approach 8-22

180° Power-Off Approach 8-23

360° Power-Off Approach 8-25

Emergency Approaches and Landings (Simulated) 8-26

Faulty Approaches and Landings 8-27

Low Final Approach 8-27

High Final Approach 8-28

Slow Final Approach 8-28

Use of Power 8-29

High Round Out 8-29

Late or Rapid Round Out 8-30

Floating During Round Out 8-30

Ballooning During Round Out 8-30

Bouncing During Touchdown 8-31

Porpoising 8-32

Wheel Barrowing 8-33

Hard Landing 8-33

Touchdown in a Drift or Crab 8-34

Ground Loop 8-34

Wing Rising After Touchdown 8-35

Hydroplaning 8-35

Dynamic Hydroplaning 8-35

Reverted Rubber Hydroplaning 8-35

Viscous Hydroplaning 8-36

Chapter Summary 8-36

Chapter 9 Performance Maneuvers 9-1

Introduction 9-1

Sleep Turns 9-2

Steep Spiral 9-4

Chandelle 9-5

Lazy Eight 9-6

Chapter Summary 9-8

Chapter 10 Night Operations 10-1

Introduction 10-1

Night Vision 10-2

Night Illusions 10-3

Pilot Equipment 10-4

Airplane Equipment and Lighting 10-4

Airport and Navigation Lighting Aids 10-5

Training for Night Flight 10-6

Preparation and Preflight 10-6

Starting, Taxiing, and Runup 10-6

Takeoff and Climb 10-7

Orientation and Navigation 10-7

Approaches and Landings 10-8

Night Emergencies 10-9

Chapter Summary 10-9

Chapter 11 Transition to Complex Airplanes 11-1

Introduction 11-1

Function of Flaps 11-2

Flap Effectiveness 11-3

Operational Procedures 11-3

Controllable-Pitch Propeller 11-4

Constant-Speed Propeller 11-4

Takeoff, Climb, and Cruise 11-6

Blade Angle Control 11-7

Governing Range 11-7

Constant-Speed Propeller Operation 11-7

Turbocharging 11-8

Ground Boosting Versus Altitude Turbocharging 11-9

Operating Characteristics 11-9

Heat Management 11-10

Turhocharger Failure 11-10

Over-Boost Condition 11-10

Low Manifold Pressure 11-11

Retractable Landing Gear 11-11

Landing Gear Systems 11-11

Controls and Position Indicators 11-11

Landing Gear Safety Devices 11-11

Emergency Gear Extension Systems 11-12

Operational Procedures 11-12

Preflight 11-12

Takeoff and Climb 11-13

Approach and Landing 11-15

Transition Training 11-16

Chapter Summary 11-16

Chapter 12 Transition to Multiengine Airplanes 12-1

Introduction 12-1

General 12-2

Terms and Definitions 12-2

Operation of Systems 12-3

Propellers 12-3

Propeller Synchronization 12-6

Fuel Crossfeed 12-6

Combustion Heater 12-6

Flight Director Autopilot 12-6

Yaw Damper 12-7

Alternator/Generator 12-7

Nose Baggage Compartment 12-7

Anti-Icing/Deicing 12-8

Performance and Limitations 12-9

Weight and Balance 12-11

Ground Operation 12-12

Normal and Crosswind Takeoff and Climb 12-13

Level Off and Cruise 12-14

Normal Approach and Landing 12-14

Crosswind Approach and Landing 12-16

Short-Field Takeoff and Climb 12-17

Short-Field Approach and Landing 12-17

Go-Around 12-18

Rejected Takeoff 12-19

Engine Failure After Lift-Off 12-19

Landing Gear Down 12-19

Lauding Gear Control Selected Up, Single-Engine Climb Performance Inadequate 12-20

Landing Gear Control Selected Up, Single-Engine Climb Performance Adequate 12-20

Control 12-20

Configuration 12-21

Climb 12-21

Checklist 12-21

Engine Failure During Flight 12-22

Engine Inoperative Approach and Landing 12-23

Engine Inoperative Flight Principles 12-23

Slow Flight 12-26

Stalls 12-26

Power-Off Approach to Stall (Approach and Landing) 12-26

Power-On Approach to Stall (Takeoff and Departure) 12-27

Full Stall 12-27

Accelerated Approach to Stall 12-27

Spin Awareness 12-28

Chapter 13 Transition to Tailwheel Airplanes 13-1

Introduction 13-1

Landing Gear 13-2

Instability 13-2

Angle of Attack 13-2

Taxiing 13-2

Weathervaning 13-3

Visibility 13-3

Directional Control 13-3

Normal Takeoff Roll 13-3

Liftoff 13-4

Crosswind Takeoff 13-4

Short-Field Takeoff 13-4

Soft-Field Takeoff 13-4

Landing 13-5

Touchdown 13-5

Three-Point Landing 13-5

Wheel Landing 13-6

Crosswinds 13-6

After-Landing Roll 13-6

Crosswind After-Landing Roll 13-7

Short-Field Landing 13-7

Soft-Field Landing 13-8

Ground Loop 13-8

Chapter Summary 13-8

Chapter 14 Transition to Turbopropeller-Powered Airplanes 14-1

Introduction 14-1

Gas Turbine Engine 14-2

Turboprop Engines 14-2

Turboprop Engine Types 14-3

Fixed Shaft 14-3

Split Shaft/Free Turbine Engine 14-5

Reverse Thrust and Beta Range Operations 14-7

Turboprop Airplane Electrical Systems 14-8

Operational Considerations 14-9

Training Considerations 14-11

Ground Training 14-12

Flight Training 14-12

Chapter Summary 14-13

Chapter 15 Transition to Jet-Powered Airplanes 15-1

Introduction 15-1

Jet Engine Basics 5-2

Operating the Jet Engine 15-3

Jet Engine Ignition 15-4

Continuous Ignition 15-4

Fuel Heaters 15-4

Setting Power 15-4

Thrust To Thrust Lever Relationship 15-5

Variation of Thrust with RPM 15-5

Slow Acceleration of the Jet Engine 15-6

Jet Engine Efficiency 15-6

Absence of Propeller Effect 15-6

Absence of Propeller Slipstream 15-6

Absence of Propeller Drag 15-7

Speed Margins 15-7

Recovery From Overspeed Conditions 15-9

Mach Buffet Boundaries 15-9

Low Speed Flight 15-10

Stalls 15-11

Drag Devices 15-14

Thrust Reversers 15-15

Pilot Sensations in Jet Flying 15-17

Jet Airplane Takeoff and Climb 15-18

Minimum Equipment List and Configuration Deviation List 15-18

V-Speeds 15-20

Pre-Takcoff Procedures 15-20

Takeoff Roll 15-21

Rejected Takeoff 15-22

Rotation and Lift-Off 15-24

Initial Climb 15-24

Jet Airplane Approach and Landing 15-25

Landing Requirements 15-25

Landing Speeds 15-25

Significant Differences 15-26

Stabilized Approach 15-27

Approach Speed 15-27

Glidepath Control 15-28

The Flare 15-28

Touchdown and Rollout 15-29

Key Points 15-30

Chapter Summary 15-31

Chapter 16 Transition to Light Sport Airplanes (LSA) 16-1

Introduction 16-1

Light Sport Airplane (LSA) Background 16-2

LSA Synopsis 16-3

Sport Pilot Certificate 16-3

Transition Training Considerations 16-4

Flight School 16-4

Flight Instructors 16-4

LSA Maintenance 16-5

Airframe and Systems 16-5

Construction 16-5

Engines 16-6

Instrumentation 16-6

Weather Considerations 16-6

Flight Environment 16-7

Preflight 16-7

Inside of the Airplane 16-8

Outside of the Airplane 16-9

Before Start and Starting Engine 16-10

Taxi 16-10

Takeoff and Climb 16-11

Cruise 16-11

Approach and Landing 16-12

Emergencies 16-12

Postflight 16-12

Key Points 16-12

Chapter Summary 16-13

Chapter 17 Emergency Procedures 17-1

Emergency Situations 17-1

Emergency Landings 17-2

Types of Emergency Landings 17-2

Psychological Hazards 17-2

Basic Safety Concepts 17-2

General 17-2

Attitude and Sink Rate Control 17-4

Terrain Selection 17-4

Airplane Configuration 17-4

Approach 17-5

Terrain Types 17-5

Confined Areas 17-5

Trees (Forest) 17-5

Water (Ditching) and Snow 17-6

Engine Failure After Takeoff (Single-Engine) 17-6

Emergency Descents 17-6

In-Flight Fire 17-7

Engine Fire 17-8

Electrical Fires 17-8

Cabin Fire 17-8

Flight Control Malfunction/Failure 17-9

Total Flap Failure 17-9

Asymmetric (Split) Flap 17-9

Loss of Elevator Control 17-9

Landing Gear Malfunction 17-10

Systems Malfunctions 17-11

Electrical System 17-11

Pitot-Static System 17-12

Abnormal Engine Instrument Indication 17-13

Door Opening In-Flight 17-13

Inadvertent VFR Flight into IMC 17-15

Recognition 17-15

Maintaining Airplane Control 17-15

Attitude Control 17-16

Turns 17-16

Climbs 17-17

Descents 17-17

Combined Maneuvers 17-17

Transition to Visual Flight 17-18

Chapter Summary 17-18

Glossary G-1

Index I-1

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