Aircraft Weight-Shift Control


Aircraft Weight-Shift Control

The Weight-Shift Control (WSC) Aircraft Flying Handbook introduces the basic pilot knowledge and skills that are essential for piloting WSC aircraft. It introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that is needed as they progress in their pilot training. This handbook is for student pilots, as well as those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates. Student pilots learning to fly WSC aircraft, certificated pilots preparing for additional WSC ratings or who desire to improve their flying proficiency and aeronautical knowledge, and commercial WSC pilots teaching WSC students how to fly should find this handbook helpful. This book introduces the prospective pilot to the realm of WSC flight and provides information and guidance to all WSC pilots in the performance of various maneuvers and procedures. Table of Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction To Weight-Shift Control; Chapter 2 Aerodynamics; Chapter 3 Components and Systems; Chapter 4 Powerplants; Chapter 5 Preflight and Ground Operations; Chapter 6 Flight Manuevers; Chapter 7 Takeoff and Departure Climbs; Chapter 8 The National Airspace System; Chapter 9 Ground Reference Maneuvers; Chapter 10 Airport Traffic Patterns; Chapter 11 Approaches and Landings; Chapter 12 Night Operations; Chapter 13 Abnormal and Emergency Procedures; Glossary and Index. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of civil aviation in the U.S. (National Airworthiness Authority). The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the group under the name "Federal Aviation Agency", and adopted its current name in 1967 when it became a part of the United States Department of Transportation. The Federal Aviation Administration's major roles include: Regulating U.S. commercial space transportation. Regulating air navigation facilities' geometry and Flight inspection standards. Encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology. Issuing, suspending, or revoking pilot certificates. Regulating civil aviation to promote safety, especially through local offices called Flight Standards District Offices. Developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft. Researching and developing the National Airspace System and civil aeronautics. Developing and carrying out programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation.

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