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Aviation Handbooks & Manuals

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Reference Handbooks
Title Publication Date Change/Add. Date
Aerodynamics for Navy Aviators (PDF) Jan 1965
Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide March 2018
Aeronautical Information Manual
Air Quality Handbook
Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3C) 2021
Airship Pilot Manual (PDF) Sept. 1942
Airship Aerodynamics Technical Manual (PDF) 2/11/1941
Aviation Instructor's Handbook 2020
Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook – General (PDF, 64.9 MB) 2018
FAA-H-8083-31A, Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook-Airframe Volume 1 (PDF, 193.9 MB) 2018
FAA-H-8083-31A, Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook-Airframe Volume 2 (PDF, 336.3 MB) 2018
FAA-H-8083-32A, Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook-Powerplant Volume 1 (PDF, 101.3 MB) 2018
FAA-H-8083-32A, Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook-Powerplant Volume 2 (PDF, 91.5 MB) 2018
Balloon Flying Handbook (PDF, 54.2 MB) 2008
Balloon Flying Handbook Addendum (PDF) 2016
Balloon Safety Tips: False Lift, Shear, and Rotors (PDF)
Balloon Safety Tips: Powerlines & Thunderstorms (PDF)
Banner Towing Operations (PDF)
Glider Flying Handbook 2013 9/13/2013
Glider Flying Handbook Errata Sheet (PDF) 2013 5/11/2015
Helicopter Flying Handbook 2019
Helicopter Instructor's Handbook (PDF) 2012
Instrument Flying Handbook (PDF) 2012
Instrument Flying Handbook Errata Sheet (PDF) 12/21/2012 10/10/2014
Instrument Flying Handbook Addendum (PDF) 4/10/2015
Instrument Flying Handbook Addendum B (PDF) 11/5/2019
Instrument Procedures Handbook Sept. 2017
International Flight Information Manager
MC-4 Ram Air Free-fall Personnel Parachute System Technical Manual (PDF) 7/30/2003
Parachute Rigger Handbook (Change 1) (PDF)

Changed Pages for Replacement (PDF)

2015
Pilot Safety Brochures
Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25B)

Addendum A (PDF)
Addendum B (PDF)

2016 January 2022
Plane Sense – General Aviation Information (PDF) 2008
Powered Parachute Flying Handbook (PDF) 2007
Risk Management Brochures 02/27/2013
Risk Management Handbook (Change 1) (PDF)

Changed Pages for Replacement (PDF)

2009 January 2016
FAA-H-8083-21, Rotorcraft Flying Handbook (PDF, 16.1 MB)

Note: This handbook is to be used for gyroplane information only. Disregard any Helicopter information presented. For current Helicopter information refer to FAA-S-8083-21A, Helicopter Flying Handbook.

2000
Safety Risk Management
Seaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations Handbook 2004
Tips on Mountain Flying (PDF)
Remote Pilot — Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Study Guide (FAA-G-8082-22) (PDF) 8/18/2016
Weight-Shift Control Aircraft Flying Handbook (PDF, 64.3 MB)

Weight-Shift Control Aircraft Flying Handbook Addendum (PDF)

2008 July 2017
Weight & Balance Handbook (FAA-H-8083-1B) (PDF, 14.2 MB) 2016

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