Commercial Pilot Flight Maneuvers

Part No: CPFM

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    The Gleim Commercial Pilot Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep book is designed to simplify and facilitate your flight training. Thorough discussions based on the FAA Airman Certification Standards, and full-color detailed illustrations teach each flight maneuver, area of operation, and other subject area tasks prior to your flight lesson. Thus, you will be thoroughly prepared to spend more quality time in the airplane. This book will make your flight training easier to understand and is a must for study prior to your FAA practical test.


    • Thorough discussions explain all knowledge, risk management, and skills items in the FAA Airman Certification Standards.
    • Step-by-step instructions make it easy to learn new maneuvers and procedures.
    • Learn from others' mistakes by reviewing common errors and how to avoid them.


    Table of Contents

    Part I -- General Certificate Information

    Study Unit 1: Optimizing Your Flight and Ground Training
    Study Unit 2: Your FAA Practical (Flight) Test

    Part II -- Flight Maneuvers and FAA Airman Certification Standards: Discussed and Explained
    Section I: Preflight Preparation
    Study Unit 3: Pilot Qualifications
    Study Unit 4: Airworthiness Requirements
    Study Unit 5: Weather Information
    Study Unit 6: Cross-Country Flight Planning
    Study Unit 7: National Airspace System
    Study Unit 8: Performance and Limitations
    Study Unit 9: Operation of Systems
    Study Unit 10: Human Factors
    Section II: Preflight Procedures
    Study Unit 11: Preflight Assessment
    Study Unit 12: Flight Deck Management
    Study Unit 13: Engine Starting
    Study Unit 14: Taxiing
    Study Unit 15: Before Takeoff Check
    Section III: Airport Operations
    Study Unit 16: Communications and Light Signals
    Study Unit 17: Traffic Patterns
    Section IV: Takeoffs, Landings, and Go-Arounds
    Study Unit 18: Normal Takeoff and Climb
    Study Unit 19: Normal Approach and Landing
    Study Unit 20: Soft-Field Takeoff and Climb
    Study Unit 21: Soft-Field Approach and Landing
    Study Unit 22: Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb
    Study Unit 23: Short-Field Approach and Landing
    Study Unit 24: Power-Off 180° Accuracy Approach and Landing
    Study Unit 25: Go-Around/Rejected Landing
    Section V: Performance and Ground Reference Maneuvers
    Study Unit 26: Steep Turns
    Study Unit 27: Steep Spiral
    Study Unit 28: Chandelles
    Study Unit 29: Lazy Eights
    Study Unit 30: Eights on Pylons
    Section VI: Navigation
    Study Unit 31: Pilotage and Dead Reckoning
    Study Unit 32: Navigation Systems and Radar Services
    Study Unit 33: Diversion
    Study Unit 34: Lost Procedures
    Section VII: Slow Flight and Stalls
    Study Unit 35: Maneuvering During Slow Flight
    Study Unit 36: Power-Off Stalls
    Study Unit 37: Power-On Stalls
    Study Unit 38: Accelerated Stalls
    Study Unit 39: Spin Awareness
    Section VIII: High Altitude Operations
    Study Unit 40: Supplemental Oxygen
    Study Unit 41: Pressurization
    Section IX: Emergency Operations
    Study Unit 42: Emergency Descent
    Study Unit 43: Emergency Approach and Landing (Simulated)
    Study Unit 44: Systems and Equipment Malfunction
    Study Unit 45: Emergency Equipment and Survival Gear
    Section XI: Postflight Procedures
    Study Unit 46: After Landing, Parking, and Securing

    Appendix A: Your Pilot’s Operating Handbook/Airplane Flight Manual
    Appendix B: Risk Management Overview
    Appendix C: Complex and High-Performance Airplanes
    Abbreviations and Acronyms

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