This handbook, created by the Federal Aviation Administration, is the official reference manual for pilots at all levels. It deals with all aspects of aeronautical information: aircraft structure, principles of aerodynamics, flight controls, aircraft systems, and flight instruments. Flight manuals and documentation are also covered, as is specialized information on such matters as weight and balance, aircraft performance, weather, navigation, airport operations, aeromedical factors, and decision-making while flying. Filled with hundreds of concise, colorful illustrations, charts, diagrams, and maps, this is an essential resource and tool for all students, experienced pilots, and aeronautics buffs.
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.”