Learn to fly Balloons, and other LTA crafts. Includes first FAA published Balloon Flying Handbook plus everything to train and study for FAA tests.
Get ready to fly ballons and LTA craft. Included in this kit is the FAA's first ebook dedicated to balloon flying. The Balloon Flying Handbook is written for student pilots learning to fly balloons, certificated pilots preparing for additional balloon ratings or who desire to improve their flying proficiency and aeronautical knowledge, and commercial balloon pilots teaching students. The ebook also serves to introduce balloon flight to prospective students who are seeking information on this exciting sport. Beginning with a brief history of balloon flight, the ebook provides information and guidance to pilots in the performance of maneuvers and procedures. Subjects covered include equipment and components, preparing for flight, inflation, launch and landing, inflight maneuvers, and post-flight procedures such as deflation and fueling. Chapters are included on special operations such as tethering and emergency procedures, regulations, and maintenance, earning a pilot certificate, and aeronautical decision making. Appendices provide sample weather briefings, checklists, a reprint of 14 CFR Part 31 (the regulation governing the airworthiness standards for manned balloons), and an airman application. This new FAA-H8083-11 is the official source for all balloon questions appearing on the FAA Knowledge Exams. . Even if your just curious, you'll want to get this kit.