Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (Paperback)

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8083-25B

Often referred to as the PHAK, this official FAA handbook has been required reading for more than 30 years. Providing basic knowledge essential for all pilots—from beginning student pilots to those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates—this book introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge needed as they progress through pilot training. Studying this book, pilots gain the required knowledge to earn a certificate and understand aerodynamic theory associated with a...

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8083-25B

Often referred to as the PHAK, this official FAA handbook has been required reading for more than 30 years. Providing basic knowledge essential for all pilots—from beginning student pilots to those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates—this book introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge needed as they progress through pilot training. Studying this book, pilots gain the required knowledge to earn a certificate and understand aerodynamic theory associated with airplane flight.

The book begins with a basic introduction to flying, including the history of flight, the role of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), criteria for earning the various pilot certificates, how to select a flight school and instructor, and the tests associated with earning a pilot certificate. Subjects covered include aircraft structure, principles and aerodynamics of flight, flight controls, aircraft systems, flight instruments, flight manuals and documents, weight and balance, aircraft performance, weather theory, aviation weather services, airport operations, airspace, navigation, aeromedical factors, and aeronautical decision-making. Approx. 528 pages, paperback. FAA H-8083-25B

Specifications:

Author: FAA
ISBN: 978-1-61954-473-4
Effective: 2016
Dimensions: 8.25"x10.75"
Page Count: 528 pages.
Illustrations: Full Color
Weight: 2.50 lbs

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Excellent publication.

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Thorough and comprehensive. Well written, with very clear graphics. Ideal for both the CFI and student.
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Richard | Commercial | 5/4/2015
A WHOLE lot of knowledge to absorb

Recommended

Very well constructed.....very good illustrations......a whole lot to learn. No one said it was going to be easy but coupled with the flying lessons it all comes together and sinks in.
Will be a keeper on my desk and shelf for years to come
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66Student | VISALIA, California, US | 4/8/2015
 
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If you are a student and have not done your knowledge test you need this book. Sporty's test software references this book. should be in Sporty's training kits. Good basics for all subjects.
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Guest | 12/31/2014
 
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text used in my flight training
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should be standard in sporty's complete kits...had to pay extra
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Guest | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
it has everything you need to know
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Very dry because its published by the FAA. its like reading sandpaper
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Guest | 12/31/2014
 
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Guest | 12/31/2014
 
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Easy to read.
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Areodynamics chapter was a bit long

A great book. Lots of information to help understand why an aircraft flies and why it acts the way it acts.
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Guest | 12/31/2014
 
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The FAA's book is beneficial since it is the "official" source of the information you'll need to know.
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Found text to be very dry, as expected from a gov't publication! I would recommend "The Student's Flight Manual" by Kershner as better reading. This book is almost too thorough on some subjects, where Kershner tells you all you need to know, plus additional tidbits with practical use.

Good book to have on the shelf as a reference, but not so great if studying is supposed to be enjoyable...which I think it should be if it's a subject that interests you!
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Guest | SHELBY TWP, Michigan, US | 12/31/2014
 
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Guest | CROSS LANES, West Virginia, US | 12/31/2014
 
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This is the 2008 version of the PHAK, not available from the FAA printers yet. I was going to print out the PDF available from the FAA's website, but it costs less to get it from Sporty's. It's full color and printed well, and there's no substitute for having the book in front of you. I wish I had bought this when I first started learning to fly.

It covers almost everything about everything. Lots of stuff you don't need for a private pilot license, but lots of info that Cleared for Landing didn't include that was on the test. I'd recommend this for anyone learning to fly.
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Guest | Private | 12/31/2014

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