This book brings together comprehensive National Airspace System (NAS) information from multiple FAA and other source materials, editing and expanding on them to form a cohesive, all-in-one account of a wide-reaching and complex topic. Sources include the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25), Instrument Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-15), Instrument Procedures Handbook (FAA-H-8083-16), Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), Airport/Facility Directory (AF/D), Advisory Circulars, Advanced Avionics Handbook (FAA-H-8083-6), Federal Radio Navigation Plan, NPIAS Report, regulations and charts.
Pilots and non-pilots alike will benefit from the information. This book covers much of the material for an pilot ground school course from a non-pilot perspective. It also includes information relevant to large airports and air transport operations in the NAS not covered in an instrument ground course. It pulls together what is relevant to students studying for careers in air traffic control (ATC), Dispatch, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Airport Planning or Airport Management. The material in this book is currently used in a prerequisite course for Airport Design, ATC I, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Airline Operations.
- Written from a non-pilot perspective
- Ideal for pilots and non-pilots studying for a career in aviation
- Information relevant to high altitude as well as low altitude airspace
- Introduction to Required Navigation Performance (RNP)
- Each chapter includes study questions
- Over 170 figures, including up-to-date examples from current publications as well as original work
Dr. Donna F. Wilt produced this book in its entirety and takes full responsibility for the content.