The Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge FAA-H-8083-25B was developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and released in 2016. This handbook includes Addendum A dated Feb 10, 2021 and Addendum B dated Jan 5, 2022.
This official FAA handbook supersedes FAA-H-8083-25A, Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, dated 2008.
The Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge provides basic knowledge that is essential for pilots. This handbook introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they progress in their pilot training.
Most of the knowledge areas required and applicable to FAA pilot certification are presented inside this book. This handbook is useful to beginning pilots, as well as those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates. It is also an invaluable source of reference material beneficial to pilots who wish to improve their aeronautical knowledge.
Topics covered include Chapter 1: Introduction to Flying. Chapter 2: Aeronautical Decision-Making. Chapter 3: Aircraft Construction. Chapter 4: Principles of Flight. Chapter 5: Aerodynamics of Flight. Chapter 6: Flight Controls. Chapter 7: Aircraft Systems. Chapter 8: Flight Instruments. Chapter 9: Flight Manuals and other Documents. Chapter 10: Weight & Balance. Chapter 11: Aircraft Performance. Chapter 12: Weather Theory. Chapter 13: Aviation Weather Services. Chapter 14: Airport Operations. Chapter 15: Airspace. Chapter 16: Navigation. Chapter 17: Aeromedical Factors. Appendix A: Performance Data for Cessna Model 172R and Challenger 605. Appendix B: Acronyms, Abbreviations, and NOTAM Contractions. Appendix C: Airport Signs and Markings. Glossary. Index