Before taking to the sky, a pilot’s education begins on the ground. For over 30 years, The Pilot’s Manual: Ground School has introduced pilots to aerodynamics, airplane systems and flight instruments, human factors, weather, and flight operations. This textbook provides everything a pilot needs to know to earn a Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot Certificate.
The sixth edition of Ground School covers all the required knowledge tested on the private and commercial FAA Knowledge Exams and the oral portion of the practical exam (checkride). With text supported by hundreds of full-color images, students will gain a detailed understanding of complicated topics such as airplane and airport operations, regulations, human physiology in flight, reading charts, navigation and airspace, operational weather factors, flight planning, and more. This edition has been updated to introduce readers to advances in aviation fuel, battery technology, and improved weather services available to pilots.
Pilots seeking their Commercial Pilot Certificate will find clearly labeled and separated sections throughout this book to prepare them for the Commercial Pilot FAA Knowledge Exam. Each chapter concludes with study questions to aid home or classroom study. Answer keys and an extensive glossary of aviation acronyms are included.
Foreword by Barry Schiff. This book is part of The Pilot’s Manual Series—used by leading universities as their standard classroom texts.
Over 500 full-color illustrations and photographs.
Aligns with the Airman Certification Standards (ACS).
Information on ADS-B and FIS-B technology and regulatory requirements.
Weather information on Flight Service and obtaining an FAA weather briefing.
Discusses weather products including Low-level Significant Weather Prognostic Charts, Surface Prognostic Charts, Area Forecasts, AIRMETs, and Graphical Forecast for Aviation.
New section on BasicMed.
New section on, 14 CFR Part 107—Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) with specifics on regulations and operational limitations within the National Airspace System.
Chapter Review questions added.
Page Count: 720
Illustrations: More than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs
Inclusions: Glossary, index, review questions
ISBN Number: 978-1-64425-203-1
Dimensions: 8.25 x 10.75 inches
Copyright: © 2016-2022 Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. All rights reserved.
Date Published: 2022
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