GLEIM Private Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep

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The Gleim Private Pilot Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep book illustrates and provides step-by-step instructions for all flight maneuvers required for the Private Pilot certificate. This book also contains the Practical Test Standards and Oral Exam Guide.

The Gleim Private Pilot Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep book is designed to simplify and facilitate your flight training. Through discussions and detailed full-color illustrations, this book teaches you each flight maneuver or other subject area task (such as preflight preparation) prior to your flight lesson. Thus, you will be thoroughly prepared to spend more quality time in the airplane. This book will make your flight training easier to understand and is a must for study prior to your FAA practical test.

Three books in one!

  1. Fully illustrated and detailed flight maneuvers based on the FAA test standards
  2. Official Practical Test Standards reprint
  3. Oral Exam Guide containing hundreds of possible questions your evaluator might ask during the practical test


  • Prepare for your oral exam by using the 950-question Oral Exam Guide, included as an Appendix
  • Learn from others' mistakes by reviewing common errors and how to avoid them
  • Review completion requirements with an exact reprint of FAA Private Pilot and Recreational Pilot Practical Test Standards (PTS)

Table of Contents


Part I -- General Certificate Information
Study Unit 1: Optimizing Your Flight and Ground Training
Study Unit 2: Your FAA Practical (Flight) Test

Part II -- Common Elements to Flight Tasks
Study Unit 3: Your Pilot’s Operating Handbook/Airplane Flight Manual
Study Unit 4: Basic Flight Maneuvers
Study Unit 5: Risk Management Overview
Study Unit 6: Completing Procedures
Study Unit 7: Situational Awareness
Study Unit 8: Emergencies
Study Unit 9: Weather

Part III -- Flight Maneuvers and FAA Airman Certification Standards: Discussed and Explained
Section I: Preflight Preparation
Study Unit 10: Pilot Qualifications
Study Unit 11: Airworthiness Requirements
Study Unit 12: Weather Information
Study Unit 13: Cross-Country Flight Planning
Study Unit 14: National Airspace System
Study Unit 15: Performance and Limitations
Study Unit 16: Operation of Systems
Study Unit 17: Human Factors
Section II: Preflight Procedures
Study Unit 18: Preflight Assessment
Study Unit 19: Cockpit Management
Study Unit 20: Engine Starting
Study Unit 21: Taxiing
Study Unit 22: Before Takeoff Check
Section III: Airport Operations
Study Unit 23: Communications and Light Gun Signals
Study Unit 24: Traffic Patterns
Section IV: Takeoffs, Landings, and Go-Arounds
Study Unit 25: Normal Takeoff and Climb
Study Unit 26: Normal Approach and Landing
Study Unit 27: Soft-Field Takeoff and Climb
Study Unit 28: Soft-Field Approach and Landing
Study Unit 29: Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb
Study Unit 30: Short-Field Approach and Landing
Study Unit 31: Forward Slip to a Landing
Study Unit 32: Go-Around/Rejected Landing
Section V: Performance Maneuvers
Study Unit 33: Steep Turns
Study Unit 34: Ground Reference Maneuvers
Section VI: Navigation
Study Unit 35: Pilotage and Dead Reckoning
Study Unit 36: Navigation Systems and Radar Services
Study Unit 37: Diversion
Study Unit 38: Lost Procedures
Section VII: Slow Flight and Stalls
Study Unit 39: Maneuvering During Slow Flight
Study Unit 40: Power-Off Stalls
Study Unit 41: Power-On Stalls
Study Unit 42: Spin Awareness
Section VIII: Basic Instrument Maneuvers
Study Unit 43: Straight-and-Level Flight
Study Unit 44: Constant Airspeed Climbs
Study Unit 45: Constant Airspeed Descents
Study Unit 46: Turns to Headings
Study Unit 47: Recovery from Unusual Flight Attitudes
Study Unit 48: Radio Communications, Navigation Systems/Facilities, and Radar Services
Section IX: Emergency Operations
Study Unit 49: Emergency Descent
Study Unit 50: Emergency Approach and Landing (Simulated)
Study Unit 51: Systems and Equipment Malfunction
Study Unit 52: Emergency Equipment and Survival Gear
Section XI: Night Operations
Study Unit 53: Night Preparation
Section XII: Postflight Procedures
Study Unit 54: After Landing, Parking, and Securing

Abbreviations and Acronyms


Irvin N. Gleim, Garrett W. Gleim







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