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

Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledg...

By Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Release Date: 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Transportation
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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.


  • It is free

    By Brian Meyette
    This is available as a free PDF from FAA website
  • It's free

    By 172s pilot
    The collection of PDFs that make up this book are free from the FAA website.
  • Great reference

    By Pilot's friend
    This is a great reference book. I recommend it to anyone with an interest in airplanes.