This second edition is intended to be a reference for pilots who fly VFR in fixed-wing, single-engine land aircraft. The author has gathered, condensed and organized material from FAA publications and other authoritative sources to create a comprehensive handbook, which includes notes on aircraft operation and the rules, regulations, procedures, normal and emergency, for flying VFR in all classes of airspace. It contains more than the following subjects:
- FAA rules and regulations
- Notes on aircraft operation
- Flight planning and weather
- FAA VFR flight services
- Airport arrivals and departures
- Pilot/controller Glossary
- Mountain and overwater flying
- Potential flight hazards
- Collision avoidance
- In-flight emergencies
- Accident statistics
- Medical facts for pilots
The information in this handbook is that which is needed by VFR pilots to safely fly to anyplace that their flying skills, navigational skills, pilot’s license, aircraft and confidence will allow.
No material relative to aircraft certification, registration, alteration, maintenance, nor pilot training were included. These subjects are covered in the FAA’s FAR/AIM publication and are outside the scope of this handbook. FAR/AIM material that is in this handbook is FAR current through June 1, 2015 and AIM current through December 10, 2015.
Anthony A. Repeta produced this book in its entirety and takes full responsibility for the content.