Airplane Flying Handbook - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Airplane Flying Handbook

By Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Release Date: 2016-01-01
  • Genre: Transportation


The Airplane Flying Handbook 2016 is the latest publication released by FAA which supersedes FAA-H-8083-3A, Airplane Flying Handbook, dated 2004.

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 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. Topics such as navigation and communication, meteorology, use of flight information publications, regulations, and aeronautical decision making are available in other Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publications. Now, this handbook has been reformatted to deliver an amazing reading experience on your iPad.

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

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.