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- List the different types of aircraft
- Aircraft are listed in categories, classes and types.
- The categories are Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, Limited, Restricted, Experimental, Provisional and Transport. Most aircraft in general aviation are normal or utility.
- Aircraft classes are airplanes, rotocraft, gliders and lighter-than-air
- Aircraft classes are further divided into types. These specify the model number or model name of the aircraft. For example a Cessna 152. This aircraft is defined by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) as being in the utility category, airplane class and Cessna 152 type.
- Different types of aircraft are the Cessna 172 Skyhawk, Piper Cub, Beech Baron, Mooney 252, Lear 51, Curtiss NC-4, Cessna Citation and Aeronca Champ.
- Which companies make these aircraft
- There are many companies that make aircraft. Some of the names are Aeronca, Curtiss, Bellanca, Cessna, Piper, Beech, Mooney and Lear.
- How are pilots trained, certified and licensed
- Pilots are trained by going to ground school, flight school, video classes and computer based training.
- To get a pilots license you must pass a written test and a flight test.
- Written Test
- The written test includes navigation, weather, emergency procedures, airplane controls, communication, pre-flight requirements, aircraft documentation, Federal Aviation Regulations, aircraft aerodynamics, flight instruments, use of the flight computer, map reading, cockpit management and obtaining information in-flight and on the ground.
- Most people attend ground school to learn all of these things
- Flight Test
- Pre-flight, communication, using a checklist, navigation and flight planning, engine start, taxing, take off, landing, climbs and descents, turns, straight flight, emergency procedures, stalls, flight by instruments only.
Pilot's Medical Certificate
Pictures of Airplanes
Cessna Manual of Flight/1985/Jeppesen & Co.