Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

By Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Release Date: 2013-08-08
  • Genre: Transportation
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings


The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge provides basic knowledge that is essential for pilots. This handbook 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 handbook is useful to beginning pilots, as well as those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates. It is developed by the Flight Standards Service, Airman Testing Standards Branch, in cooperation with various aviation educators and industry. Now, this handbook has been reformatted to deliver an amazing reading experience on your iPad.

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

This handbook includes over 400 optimized illustrations, images, animations and widgets.

Features Swipe-friendly photo galleries, tap or use two fingers to enlarge any photo and view it full screen on iPad. Interactive images with callouts and pan-and zoom functions. New FAA Airman Test Questions attached to relevant book sections. Over 20 videos and animations from FAA video library. Glossary references throughout the handbook that you can tap to view definitions. Highlighting and Note-taking with your finger by swipe over any text and it’s highlighted. You can change colors, switch to underlining, or add a note instantly.  All your notes and highlights automatically appear on study cards. Flip them over and find the definition of a glossary term or the note attached to the highlighted passage.


  • Excellent reference!

    By flitetym
    I've had the paper PHAK for many years, as well as other electronic versions (... you know who they are ...), yet this version is the most seamless and easy to navigate. It's a pleasure to add this ebook to my ever expanding aeronautical library. I doubt anyone will be dissatisfied.
  • Awesome books!!

    By Gizzy and Belle
    These are great teaching aide and useful for students that like technology!
  • Problems

    By Dmtplumbing
    Paid for it and tried to download it several times it will not download.
  • Amazing layout

    By trR56
    This is amazing! The PHAK is already a great publication, but the PDF can be cumbersome. This iBook version is fantastic! The notes and study card features will be great for studying.
  • Timothy review

    By Timm2123
    Has made my teaching experience wonderful has great videos within the book that really helps please buy its great