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FLIGHT AND TECHNICAL PAGES

THE SORTS OF THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE A PILOT – LOOK FOR THE LINKED TOPICS A RESOURCE THAT WE HOPE WILL JUST KEEP GROWING

 

Flying

Controls; how planes fly; pre-flight checks; taxying, taking-off and landing; manoeuvres; emergency actions; cross-country flying; instrument flying

Video courtesy anim8ted823

Air law  

Airworthiness, licensing and regulations; Briefing; rules of the air; signs and signals; airspace and traffic zones

Navigation

Maps; air-space restrictions; route and fuel planning; courses and headings; drift; radio navigation; GPS

Meteorology  

The atmosphere; air pressure, humidity and temperature; winds; clouds; weather patterns; charts and forecasting

Communication and ATC

Radio callsATC service; departure, en-route and arrival calls; emergency calls

 

NOTAMS & Weather Mapping

Narrow Route Brief 
Notams from www.ais.org.uk  (750 KB) (Note:  the website format has been improved since developing this tutorial, but the explanations will probably still be helpful.

XCWeather –
A weather map for aviators, with pictorial info on winds, visibility, pressure, cloudbase, trends etc. (1.5 MB).  This is an excellent site and free to use for forecasting and current conditions in a number of countries.

Please donate if you use it.

 

Aircraft Technical

Airframe components and their effects; engine systems; instruments; flight performance; weight and balance

Human Performance

Medical and psychological factors; teamwork; cockpit layout; safety equipment

MORE RESOURCES

An excellent website with lots of helpful information on this iswww.pilotfriend.com

Details of an Aviation College On-line Course from the USA is atwww.aeroscholars.org 

A useful forum group for students and PPLs is www.ukga.com – you won’t get laughed at here; it’s very friendly!

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