Instrument Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-15A)
The Federal Aviation Administration’s Instrument Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and controllers with the knowledge and skills required to operate in instrument meteorological conditions. This up- to-date edition is illustrated with full-color graphics and photographs, and covers topics such as basic atmospheric science, the air traffic control system, spatial disorientation, and optical illusions, flight support systems, and emergency responses. Since many questions on FAA exams are taken directly from the information presented in this text, Instrument Flying Handbook is a great study guide for potential pilots looking for certification, and the perfect gift for any aircraft or aeronautical buff.
Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), established in 1958, strives to “provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.” It authors the Aviation Instructor's Handbook; Airplane Flying Handbook; The Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM); The Pilot’s Encyclopedia of Aeronautical Knowledge; Aircraft Inspection and Repair; Rotorcraft Flying Handbook; Aviation Weather Services Handbook; Plane Sense; Glider Flying Handbook, Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook; Seaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations Handbook; Powered Parachute Flying Handbook; Instrument Flying Handbook; and Instrument Procedures Handbook. The FAA headquarters are located in Washington, D.C.