FAA-H-8083-27A (W/ CHANGE-1), DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) STUDENT PILOT GUIDE (FEB-2016)
FAA-H-8083-27A (W/ CHANGE-1), DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) STUDENT PILOT GUIDE (FEB-2016)., The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invites you to join the general aviation community of pilots. It is a community of civil aviation operations other than those air carriers holding a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. General aviation makes up approximately 96 percent of U.S. aircraft and 60 percent of U.S. flight hours flown. General aviation is often misunderstood as only small, propeller-driven aircraft. A large jet or cargo plane operated under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91 can be a general aviation aircraft.
This publication is intended to serve as a guide for prospective student pilots and for those already engaged in flight training. This guide presents in “how to” fashion, general procedures for obtaining FAA student pilot, sport pilot, recreational pilot, and private pilot certificates.
There are many references to FAA Flight Standards District Offices (FSDOs) and through the FSDOs, contact is maintained between the FAA and the general aviation public. The FAA inspectors at your local FSDO are professionally trained and are prepared to advise and assist you toward reaching your goal as a pilot.
FAA-H-8083-27A supersedes FAA-H-8083-27, Student Pilot Guide, dated 1999.