A powered parachute (PPC) is a category of airplane that needs the pilot to pump up the wing (parachute) then control the airplane with a "pendulum configuration" of the cart hanging below it. This distinct and enjoyable airplane is a development of ultralight airplane including the parachute, paraglider, and powered paraglider. This new FAA handbook introduces the standard pilot abilities and knowledge important for piloting powered parachutes. It benefits student pilots just beginning their PPC ventures, as well as those pilots wanting to improve their flying efficiency and aeronautical knowledge, and air travel instructors taken part in the direction of both students and licensed pilots.
Right here the pilot is revealed the realm of powered parachute air travel and provided information and support in the performance of procedures and maneuvers required for pilot certification. The handbook starts with an introduction to powered parachutes, including a history of this distinct airplane. Chapters cover aerodynamics, elements and systems, powerplants, preflight and ground operations, standard air travel maneuvers, launches and departure climbs up, airspace, ground reference maneuvers, airport operations, methods and landings, and night, abnormal, and emergency situation procedures.
This book is the official FAA source for learning to fly powered parachutes and lots of test questions for the powered parachute FAA Understanding Exam come from this reference. Illustrated throughout with full-color graphics and photography.