The Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge by Paul E. Illman
9780070317826 Based on a popular but out-of-date FAA publication, this book presents the basics of flight in a manner that will appeal not only to students but also to pilots returning to flying after a period of inactivity. The author has extensively revised the organization and content of the original FAA publication, providing information on changes in weather reports, services, and terminology. This third edition also features a complete update of the National Airspace Plan, along with related Federal Aviation Regulations. Topics covered include flight principles and instruments, airplanes and engines, navigation, the airspace system, and flight planning.