The essential guide for anyone who wants to fly a helicopter or gyroplane—newly updated.Designed by the Federal Aviation Administration, this handbook is the ultimate technical manual for anyone who flies or wants to learn to fly a helicopter or gyroplane. If you’re preparing for private, commercial, or flight instruction pilot certificates, it’s more than essential reading—it’s the best possible study guide available, and its information can be life-saving. In authoritative and understandable language, here are explanations of general aerodynamics and the aerodynamics of flight, navigation, communication, flight controls, flight maneuvers, emergencies, and more.
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), established in 1958, strives to “provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.” It authors the Aviation Instructor's Handbook; Airplane Flying Handbook; The Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM); The Pilot’s Encyclopedia of Aeronautical Knowledge; Aircraft Inspection and Repair; Rotorcraft Flying Handbook; Aviation Weather Services Handbook; Plane Sense; Glider Flying Handbook, Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook; Seaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations Handbook; Powered Parachute Flying Handbook; Instrument Flying Handbook; and Instrument Procedures Handbook. The FAA headquarters are located in Washington, D.C.
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