A Good Pilot is Always Learning

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vii Preface ...................................................................iii Acknowledgments ..................................................v Table of Contents .................................................vii Chapter 1 Introduction To Flying .........................................1-1 Introduction ....................................................................1-1 History of Flight .............................................................1-2 History of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 1-3 Transcontinental Air Mail Route ................................1-4 Federal Certification of Pilots and Mechanics ...........1-4 The Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 ............................1-5 The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 ..............................1-6 Department of Transportation (DOT) ........................1-6 Air Traffic Control (ATC) Automation ......................1-6 The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) Strike ....................................1-7 The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 .......................1-7 Role of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) .....1-7 The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) ....................1-7 Primary Locations of the FAA ...................................1-8 Field Offices ............................................................1-8 Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) ................................1-9 FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) ................................1-9 Obtaining Assistance from the FAA ..........................1-9 FAA Reference Material ............................................1-9 Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) ...............1-9 Handbooks ............................................................1-10 Advisory Circulars (ACs) .....................................1-10 Flight Publications ................................................1-11 Pilot and Aeronautical Information .........................1-11 Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) ............................1-11 Safety Program Airmen Notification System (SPANS) ..................................................1-12 Aircraft Types and Categories .....................................1-12 Ultralight Vehicles ...................................................1-12 Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) Category .......................1-12 Pilot Certifications .......................................................1-13 Sport Pilot .................................................................1-14 Recreational Pilot .....................................................1-14 Private Pilot ..............................................................1-14 Commercial Pilot ......................................................1-14 Airline Transport Pilot .............................................1-15 Selecting a Flight School ............................................1-15 How To Find a Reputable Flight Program ...............1-15 How To Choose a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) .........................................................................1-16 The Student Pilot ........................................................1-16 Basic Requirements ..................................................1-16 Medical Certification Requirements .....................1-17 Becoming a Pilot ..........................................................1-17 Knowledge and Skill Examinations .............................1-18 Knowledge Examination ..........................................1-18 When To Take the Examination ...........................1-18 Where To Take the Examination ..........................1-18 Practical Examination ..............................................1-18 When To Take the Practical Exam .......................1-19 Who Administers the Practical Examination? ......1-20 Role of the Certificated Flight Instructor .................1-20 Role of the Designated Pilot Examiner ...................1-20 Chapter Summary .....................................................1-21 Chapter 2 Aircraft Structure .................................................2-1 Introduction ....................................................................2-1 Lift and Basic Aerodynamics .........................................2-2 Major Components .........................................................2-3 Fuselage ......................................................................2-3 Wings .........................................................................2-3 Empennage .................................................................2-5 Landing Gear ..............................................................2-6 The Powerplant ..........................................................2-6 Subcomponents ..............................................................2-7 Types of Aircraft Construction ......................................2-7 Truss Structure ...........................................................2-7 Semimonocoque .........................................................2-8 Table of Contents

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