Airplane Flying Handbook

$16.50

FAA 8083-3B

The FAA's Airplane Flying Handbook has been required reading for all pilots for more than 30 years! This book introduces the basic pilot skills and knowledge essential for piloting airplanes. It benefits student pilots just beginning their aviation endeavors, as well as those pilots wishing to improve their flying proficiency and aeronautical knowledge, pilots preparing for additional certificates or ratings, and flight instructors engaged in the instruction of both s...

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FAA 8083-3B
The FAA's Airplane Flying Handbook has been required reading for all pilots for more than 30 years! This book introduces the basic pilot skills and knowledge essential for piloting airplanes. It benefits student pilots just beginning their aviation endeavors, as well as those pilots wishing to improve their flying proficiency and aeronautical knowledge, pilots preparing for additional certificates or ratings, and flight instructors engaged in the instruction of both students and licensed pilots.

This handbook 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. It contains chapters dedicated to the introduction to flight training, ground operations, basic flight maneuvers, slow flight, stalls, and spins, takeoff and departure climbs, ground reference maneuvers, airport traffic patterns, approaches and landings, performance maneuvers, night operations, transition to complex airplanes, transition to multiengine airplanes, transition to tailwheel airplanes, transition to turboprop powered airplanes, transition to jet powered airplanes, and emergency procedures.

This book is the official FAA source for learning to fly and many test questions for the FAA Knowledge Exams for pilots come from this reference. Approx. 352 pages, paperback.

Specifications:

Author: FAA
ISBN: 978-1-61954-512-0
Effective: 2016
Dimensions: 8-3/8" x 10-7/8"
Page Count: 352 pages
Illustrations: Full Color
Weight: 1.45 lbs

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A Great Resource
The fundamental skills and essential information necessary for piloting airplanes are introduced in this beginning aviator's guide. Pilots wishing to improve their flying proficiency and aeronautical knowledge, flyers preparing for additional certificates or ratings, and flight instructors engaged in the instruction of both students and licensed pilots will benefit from the information in this pilot resource.
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I am a Prospective Pilot and this book is a sure
May 14, 2012
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Pros: Even though this is available in PDF form online for free, it's nice to have a printed copy to read. It's also cheaper and better quaility than if I tried to print it myself. (And MUCH cheaper than getting it through the gov't printing office!) This is the full-color softbound version of this book. I've heard that others have ordered from Amazon and ended up with a black and white version, so that's why I chose Sporty's. The only reason I reduced the ranking for durability is that the paper just seems like an average quality. Not necessarily inferior, or I would have picked 1 star, but it's also not a high enough quality to warrant 5 stars.
March 25, 2014
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Pros: Easy to read and understand. Excellent graphics. Cons: none A must have for any pilot.
December 31, 2014
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Pros: Just a great book. Cons: None
December 31, 2014
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Pros: It is the industry standard for aviation publications.
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Pros: EXCELENT BOOK .. EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND READ
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Pros: A clean, concise explanation for about everthing from ppl training to jet transition with good illustrations.
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Pros: Excellent, all the info you need for maneuvers and procedures Cons: would have preferred if it came in a spiral bound version for better durability and easier viewing
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Pros: As usual product was as described and the delivery time was outstanding.
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Is this book printed in color?
Rachael S on Jan 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the book is printed with color illustrations.
Is this the latest version? (2016)
Senani R on Jun 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this the latest version of this publication.
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