This official U.S. government guide to piloting aircraft—created by the Federal Aviation Administration—is the essential resource for finding the knowledge and skills to fly all types of planes. It includes an introduction to flight training and official information on ground operations, basic flight maneuvers, slow flight, stalls and spins, takeoff and departure climbs, ground reference maneuvers, airport traffic patterns, approaches and landings, performance maneuvers, and night operations. Pilots will find information on transitioning from small aircraft to more complex airplanes, as well as detailed explanations of emergency procedures. Each topic is coupled with colorful, detailed illustrations to aid the reader. Any pilot who wishes to maintain a current understanding of aircraft operation must read this book.