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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge: FAA-H-8083-25A

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Used extensively as a reference source for the FAA Knowledge Exams, this resource includes basic knowledge that is essential for all pilots, from beginning students to those pursuing advanced pilot certificates. This updated guide covers a wide array of fundamental subjects, including principles of flight, aircraft and engine structures, charts and graphs, performance calc ...more
Paperback, 470 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (first published June 1st 1980)
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Kiri
Nov 18, 2015 Kiri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book is crammed full of good information, the stuff you'll need to be able to fly a plane as well as to understand a bit of aerodynamics, aircraft systems, weather, and psychology. I found this very useful while studying for my private pilot's license.

I will note that some elements of the books are poorly written and/or edited. The book comes with its own errata, which mysteriously have not been applied to the contents, so you have to manually go through and make the corrections yourself. A
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Joar Larsen
Feb 02, 2016 Joar Larsen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hmm, just great information..
Adrika
Jul 27, 2010 Adrika rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is a good book for beginners.It doesn't talk much about the concepts of jet engines. I have the newer version of this book. they have added certain topics. The book helps to get ur basics cleared.It's a great book to have around.
Chet Brandon
Dec 07, 2013 Chet Brandon rated it it was amazing
If you are looking to get your Private Pilots Certificate, this is the bible. Mastering the knowledge in it is critical to passing the FAA written test. Update 11/14/2013: I finished the book and passed the check ride for my PPL!
Justin Anthony
Apr 07, 2016 Justin Anthony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Between this book, the Sporty's iPhone Study Buddy Test Prep (FAA Private Pilot), and the Gliem online audio book and study, I was able to pass my FAA written exam on the first try with a 92%.
Zach
Sep 24, 2011 Zach rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is awesome. Great introduction to the world of aviation. If you are thinking about becoming a pilot someday read this book! I recommend reading this before taking a ground school.
Muneel Zaidi
Mar 27, 2012 Muneel Zaidi rated it really liked it
Good intro to theory and laws that govern flight in America.
Lacey
Sep 09, 2007 Lacey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pilots or pilot-wannabes
...what I learned from this book is I was destined to be a pilot.
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