The Pilot's Manual: Ground School will walk you through everything you need to know to pass your FAA Knowledge Exams and earn your pilot certificate. The Fifth Edition of this comprehensive textbook has been updated to reflect current rules, procedures, FAA Airman Certification Standards, BasicMed, and technologies including drones, ADS-B, and weather services available to pilots.
Subjects covered include aerodynamics, the airplane and its performance factors, physiological factors affecting the pilot, weather, regulations, charts and airspace, airport operations, navigation, and flight planning, including specific instructions on how to use the flight computer. Helpful marginal notes are provided for quick definitions of terms, further emphasis of key points, and mnemonic devices that can be of tremendous benefit to study. Each chapter closes with review questions highlighting the important facts.
Ninety percent of the material is for the private pilot applicant, and the remaining ten percent, well-separated, will raise you to the commercial pilot certificate standard.
Also available in The Pilot's Manual Series:
Flight School--How to fly all the maneuvers required for certification
Instrument Flying--Aeronautical knowledge and skill required for the Instrument Rating
Multi-Engine Flying--Aeronautical knowledge required to earn a Multi-Engine Rating
Access to Flight--An integrated Private Certificate and Instrument Rating curriculum
Airline Transport Pilot--Complete ATP certification training program