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Encyclopedia > Flight training

Flight training is a course of study used when learning to pilot an aircraft. The overall purpose of primary and intermediate flight training is the acquisition and honing of basic airmanship skills.[1] For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... Look up aircraft in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up airmanship in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Although there are various types of aircraft, many of the principles of piloting them have common techniques, especially those aircraft which are heavier than air types.


All training courses consist of some combination of theoretical learning conducted on the ground, and practical exercises conducted in the air. Initial training is often conducted in specialised training aircraft, which are designed for benign handling characteristics and lower costs compared to the aircraft which the pilot concerned is ultimately aiming to fly. Flight simulators are also used to train pilots in some circumstances, at much lower cost and risk than actual flying. The minimum amount of flight training required for private pilots is generally set at 40 hours, however most students require 50-80 hours of training. Interior cockpit of a modern flight simulator A flight simulator is a system that tries to replicate, or simulate, the experience of flying an aircraft as closely and realistically as possible. ...


In basic training, the following fundamentals of safe flying are covered for almost all aircraft (with a few exceptions for the smallest ultralights missing some features): Huntair Pathfinder Mark 1 ultralight During the late 1970s and early 1980s, many people sought to be able to fly affordably. ...

  • Principles of Flight
  • Flight Regulations
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Radio Communications
  • Flight Instruments
  • Human Factors
  • Medical Certification

For powered aircraft:

  • Airframes, Engines and Systems

The FAA Knowledge Test is administered at designated testing centers and consists of a computer-generated 60 question multiple choice exam. Practical Tests are conducted by an FAA or FAA-designated examiner. Upon satisfactory completion of the practical test, a private pilot certificate is immediately issued.


The oldest continuously operating flight school in the USA is Amelia Reid Aviation at Reid Hillview Airport in San Jose, CA. The school was started in 1960 and offers Sport Pilot, Private Pilot, acrobatic, tailwheel and other forms of flight and ground training and airplane rentals.


See also

Front side of an airman certificate issued by the FAA. Back side of an airman certificate issued by the FAA. Pilot certification in the United States is under the authority of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ... Pilot licensing in Canada is governed by Transport Canada in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs). ... Pilot licensing in the United Kingdom is governed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). ... Microsoft Flight Simulator is a flight simulator program for Microsoft Windows, marketed and often seen as a video game. ... Huntair Pathfinder Mark 1 ultralight During the late 1970s and early 1980s, many people sought to be able to fly affordably. ... General aviation (abbr. ...

References

  1. ^ (2004) Airplane Flying Handbook. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C.: U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, p. 1-1. FAA-8083-3A. 

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Flight training - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (194 words)
Flight training is a course of study used when learning to pilot an aircraft.
Initial training is often conducted in specialised training aircraft, which are designed for benign handling characteristics and lower costs compared to the aircraft which the pilot concerned is ultimately aiming to fly.
Flight simulators are also used to train pilots in many procedures, at much lower cost and risk than actual flying.
Flight attendants (2224 words)
Flight attendants make sure that first-aid kits and other emergency equipment are aboard and in working order and that the passenger cabin is in order, with adequate supplies of food, beverages, and any other provided amenities.
Flight attendants stand during much of the flight and must remain pleasant and efficient, regardless of how tired they are or how demanding passengers may be.
New flight attendants are placed on reserve status and are called either to staff extra flights or to fill in for crewmembers who are sick, on vacation, or rerouted.
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