Approaches and Landings

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Accident statistics show that a pilot is at most risk for an accident during the approach and landing than any other phase of a flight. There are many factors that contribute to accidents in this phase, but an overwhelming percentage of accidents are caused from pilot’s lack of proficiency. This category presents procedures that, when learned and practiced, are a key to attaining proficiency. Additional information on aerodynamics, airplane performance, and other aspects affecting approaches and landings can be found in the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25, as revised). For information concerning risk assessment as a means of preventing accidents, refer to the Risk Management Handbook (FAA-H-8083-2).



Private Pilot Test Prep 2018 – Pilot license candidates studying for the Private and Recreational Pilot FAA Knowledge Exam will find sample questions for every question in the Federal Aviation Administration exam database along with their answers and explanations. Questions from the exam are arranged by subject category, with each section prefaced by text introducing the subject matter and accompanied by specific study material. Each question is followed by the answer, an explanation of the answer, and a Learning Statement Code for further study in FAA materials. Updates are provided to account for FAA test-question changes throughout the publication year via the ASA website or e-mail alerts. Up-to-date basics on aerodynamics, engine operation, flight instruments, performance, radio navigation, and meteorology are among the subjects covered in this study aid. Includes softcover book and computer testing supplement.

You may also find the Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide helpful in your preparation for your FAA oral Exam.