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Private pilot test prep 2004 : study and prepare for the recreational and private airplane, helicopter, gyroplane, glider, balloon and airship FAA knowledge tests.
Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
2004 edition.
Publication Information:
Newcastle, Wash. : Aviation Supplies & Academics, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Supplemented by: Computer testing supplement for recreational pilot and private pilot (FAA-CT-8080-2D).
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This series of test preparation guides for pilots covers the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exams for applicants seeking licensing by the FAA. The FAA publishes a question database on the Internet to help applicants prepare for the exams, but they do not supply the correct answers. This series is fashioned to aid the applicant in studying for an exam by providing answers and explanations for every question in the FAA exam database. Designed to encourage self-testing and promote memory recall, these books arrange topics by subject category and are accompanied by specific study material for each category.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Update Informationp. vi
Description of the Testsp. vii
Acceptable Forms of Authorizationp. viii
Retesting Proceduresp. viii
Process for Taking a Knowledge Testp. viii
Computer Testing Designeesp. ix
Use of Test Aids and Materialsp. x
Cheating or Other Unauthorized Conductp. xi
Validity of Airman Test Reportsp. xi
Eligibility Requirements for the Private Pilot Certificatep. xii
Certificate and Logbook Endorsementp. xiv
Test-Taking Tipsp. xv
Suggested Materials for the Private Pilot Certificatep. xvi
ASA Test Prep Layoutp. xvii
"Become a Flight Instructor!"p. xviii
Chapter 1 Basic Aerodynamics
Aerodynamic Termsp. 3
Axes of Rotation and the Four Forces Acting in Flightp. 5
Liftp. 6
Weightp. 7
Thrustp. 7
Dragp. 7
Stabilityp. 8
Turns, Loads, and Load Factorsp. 10
Stalls and Spinsp. 13
Flapsp. 15
Ground Effectp. 15
Wake Turbulencep. 17
Chapter 2 Aircraft Systems
Reciprocating Enginesp. 3
Ignition Systemsp. 4
Fuel Induction Systemsp. 5
Carburetor Icep. 6
Aviation Fuelp. 8
Engine Temperaturesp. 10
Propellersp. 12
Torquep. 13
Preflight Inspection Proceduresp. 15
Helicopter Systemsp. 16
Glider Operationsp. 22
Lighter-Than-Air Operationsp. 30
Chapter 3 Flight Instruments
Pitot-Static Instrumentsp. 3
Airspeeds and the Airspeed Indicatorp. 4
The Altimeter and Altitudesp. 8
Gyroscopic Instrumentsp. 13
Attitude Indicatorp. 13
Turn Coordinatorp. 13
Heading Indicatorp. 13
Magnetic Compass (Northern Hemisphere)p. 14
Chapter 4 Regulations
Introductionp. 3
Pilot Certificate Privileges and Limitationsp. 3
Pilot Ratingsp. 8
Medical Certificatesp. 9
Required Certificatesp. 10
Recent Flight Experiencep. 12
High-Performance Airplanesp. 14
Glider Towingp. 15
Change of Addressp. 15
Responsibility and Authority of the Pilot-in-Commandp. 16
Preflight Actionp. 17
Seatbeltsp. 19
Alcohol and Drugsp. 20
Right-of-Way Rulesp. 21
Acrobatic Flightp. 23
Parachutesp. 24
Deviation from Air Traffic Control Instructionsp. 25
Minimum Safe Altitudesp. 26
Basic VFR Weather Minimumsp. 27
Special VFR Weather Minimumsp. 30
VFR Cruising Altitudesp. 32
Categories of Aircraftp. 33
Formation Flight and Dropping Objectsp. 34
VFR Flight Plansp. 34
Speed Limitsp. 35
Airworthinessp. 37
Maintenance and Inspectionsp. 38
Airworthiness Directives (ADs) and Advisory Circulars (ACs)p. 42
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Part 830p. 44
Chapter 5 Procedures and Airport Operations
Uncontrolled and Tower-Controlled Airportsp. 3
Airport Markingsp. 5
Airport Lightingp. 9
Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI)p. 11
Surface Operationsp. 14
Airport/Facility Directoryp. 16
Fitness for Flightp. 17
Aeronautical Decision Makingp. 20
Collision Avoidancep. 25
Aircraft Lightingp. 27
Chapter 6 Weather
The Heating of the Earthp. 3
Circulation and Windp. 4
Temperaturep. 5
Moisturep. 6
Air Masses and Frontsp. 8
Stability of the Atmospherep. 9
Cloudsp. 10
Turbulencep. 14
Thunderstormsp. 15
Wind Shearp. 17
Icingp. 19
Fogp. 20
Frostp. 21
Chapter 7 Weather Services
Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR)p. 3
Pilot Weather Reports (PIREPs) (UA)p. 5
Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF)p. 7
Aviation Area Forecast (FA)p. 9
Winds and Temperatures Aloft Forecast (FD)p. 11
Weather Depiction Chartp. 12
Radar Weather Reportsp. 14
Low-Level Significant Weather Prognostic Chartp. 16
Inflight Weather Advisories (WA, WS, WST)p. 19
Transcribed Weather Broadcast (TWEB)p. 20
Enroute Flight Advisory Service (EFAS)p. 21
Obtaining a Telephone Weather Briefingp. 21
Chapter 8 Aircraft Performance
Weight and Balancep. 3
Computing Weight and Balance Problems Using a Tablep. 5
Computing Weight and Balance Problems Using a Graphp. 10
Density Altitude and Aircraft Performancep. 21
Takeoff Distancep. 26
Cruise Power Setting Tablep. 29
Landing Distance Graphs and Tablesp. 32
Headwind and Crosswind Component Graphp. 37
Chapter 9 Enroute Flight
Pilotagep. 3
Timep. 5
Topographyp. 7
Dead Reckoningp. 10
Plotting Coursesp. 10
Magnetic Variationp. 11
Magnetic Deviationp. 13
Wind and Its Effectsp. 13
The Flight Computer (E6-B)p. 15
Finding Wind Correction Angle (WCA) and Ground Speedp. 15
Flight Computer Calculator Facep. 17
Finding Time, Rate, and Distancep. 18
Calculating Fuel Consumptionp. 20
Finding True Airspeed and Density Altitudep. 21
Airspacep. 32
Chapter 10 Navigation
VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR)p. 3
VOR Orientationp. 3
Course Determinationp. 6
VOR Airwaysp. 8
VOR Receiver Check Pointsp. 8
Automatic Direction Finder (ADF)p. 9
Global Positioning System (GPS)p. 14
Chapter 11 Communication Procedures
Phraseology, Techniques, and Proceduresp. 3
Airport Traffic Area Communications and Light Signalsp. 8
VHF Direction Finderp. 10
Radar Assistance to VFR Aircraftp. 10
Transponderp. 12
Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)p. 14
A Answer, Subject Matter Knowledge Code, Category & Page Numberp. 1
B Subject Matter Knowledge Code & Question Numberp. 1