Flying Techniques and Real Aviation FAQ

This FAQ is about flying techniques and real aviation matters. Many answers have been pulled from the existing FAQs and from the forums, where a lot of good information has been posted by many experienced pilots and flight instructors. Don't forget to check out the See also line at the bottom of many of these pages.

The idea is to collect all this into one place, for easier reference.

Below are a few major categories to start with:

Note: Throughout this FAQ, there are a number of highlighted terms, or links, that when clicked
will give a definition or additional reference. These terms also appear in the Glossary section below.
For most of these terms, you can get more detailed (and often much more complete) information by searching
for that same term in Wikipedia at: Wikipedia Main Page (English). There is a search box on the left side of
this Wikipedia main page.

Another good source of real world information is the FAA's online Aeronautical Information Manual, or AIM.
And you can get numerous FAA references at the FAA's Regulations & Policies site. If you just want
the FARs ( Federal Aviation Regulations ) you may click on the highlight at left. 14 CFR Parts 61 and 91
contain the most important regulations for pilots, though many others are pertinent.

And you can go to the AOPA\'s web site for current information on aviation, along with some good information
on learning to fly (Training and Safety tab).

If anyone has suggestions on more categories, or on rearrangement of what is here, please bring
it up first in the "discussion" tab, or PM me on forums, or post something on my
"talk" page. This is far from all inclusive, and I'd love to see it expanded beyond what I can do alone.

There are quite a number of excellent threads about real aviation, what-ifs, aviation trivia, and
much more in the January/February 2003 time frame in the Outer Marker Forum. Many of these can
provide excellent food for thought about emergencies, flying techniques, and a LOT more. A few of
these have been the source for some of the answers/tips in this FAQ section.

Larry N.

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