Airplane Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-3B (Paperback)
Topics covered include:
Preflight assessment of the aircraft
Rick and resource management
The four fundamentals of flying
Integrated flight control
Stall recognition and characterization
Airport traffic pattens
Approaches and landings
Ground reference maneuvers
And much more
Updated to include the most current information, the Airplane Flying Handbook is a great study guide for current pilots and for potential pilots who are interested in applying for their first license. It is also the perfect gift for any aircraft or aeronautical buff.
David Soucie works with CNN as a safety analyst and with the Federal Aviation Administration as a member of the Safety Management Implementation (SMI) Committee. He is a former aviation safety inspector at the FAA.