Aeronautical Knowledge

This sections provides basic knowledge that is essential for pilots. It introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they progress in their pilot training. Except for the Code of Federal Regulations pertinent to civil aviation, most of the knowledge areas applicable to pilot certification are presented. This section is useful to beginning pilots, as well as those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates.

It is essential for persons using this section to become familiar with and apply the pertinent parts of 14 CFR and the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM). You can get a physical copy of the FAR/AIM at online retailers such as Amazon. The current Flight Standards Service airman training and testing material and learning statements for all airman certificates and ratings can be obtained from www.faa.gov, or you can scroll down further for more information on additional training aids published by ASA.

  1. Introduction to Flying
  2. Aeronautical Decision-Making
  3. Aircraft Construction
  4. Principles of Flight
  5. Aerodynamics of Flight
  6. Flight Controls
  7. Aircraft Systems
  8. Flight Instruments
  9. Flight Manuals and Other Documents
  10. Weight and Balance
  11. Aircraft Performance
  12. Weather Theory
  13. Aviation Weather Services
  14. Airport Operations
  15. Airspace
  16. Navigation
  17. Aeromedical Factors
 

The information found in this section is based upon the information found in the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge published by the FAA.

Flight Literacy Recommends

William Kershner's Student Pilot's Flight Manual - A ground school textbook, maneuvers manual, and syllabus, all rolled into one. This manual includes detailed references to maneuvers and procedures, and is fully illustrated with the author’s own drawings. It's a must-have for all student pilots and flight instructors. This manual covers all you need to know for your first flight, presolo, the post-solo maneuvers, cross-country and night flying.