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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Pros: Excellent product with great information. Received from Sporty's very quickly. Cons: none A must read for aspiring new student pilots.
March 6, 2012
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Pros: a must have
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Pros: book is a must have for the student pilot
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Pros: 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.
December 31, 2014
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Pros: It has all the information I was looking for.. Cons: The chapters are in a different order then the other books I have read online.. Its exactly what I was looking for..
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Pros: 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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Pros: Fantastic book for me as a newbie to avaition. Covers much more than I could have imagined. Very helpful for understanding the aircraft and all aspects of flying Cons: Sometimes concepts are hard to follow (ie Bernoulli's principle). I am a college grad w/a science degree so I've had this in physics, but I didn't follow the write up very well in the book (could be I've not seen it in 25 years too). Some charts are difficult to understand. All in all I would recommend this book to anyone interested in flying. This book with my instructors insight has been a fantastic learning tool.
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Pros: An absolute MUST-HAVE for the student pilot.
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Pros: Very informative. There is alot of necessary study information in this versus other FAA publications. A good book to add if ordering the Student Private Pilot pack from Sportys
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Pros: GREAT
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Latest edition?
A shopper on Aug 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The latest edition (25B, updated in 2016) is now in stock.
Is there information on chart sources and the history of charting?
William L on Jan 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes
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