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Balloon Flying Handbook

Balloon Flying Handbook

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This Balloon Flying Handbook introduces the basic pilot knowledge and skills that are essential for
piloting balloons. It introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they
progress in their pilot training. This handbook is for student pilots, as well as those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates.
This Balloon Flying Handbook introduces the basic pilot knowledge and skills that are essential for
piloting balloons. It introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they
progress in their pilot training. This handbook is for student pilots, as well as those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates.

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Published by: whistjenn on Jan 21, 2009
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10/12/2012

 
FAA-H-8083-11
B
ALLOON
F
LYING
H
ANDBOOK
U.S. Departmentof Transportation
Federal AviationAdministration
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BALLOON FLYINGHANDBOOK
2001
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Flight Standards Service
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PREFACE
iiiThis Balloon Flying Handbook introduces the basic pilot knowledge and skills that are essential forpiloting balloons. It introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as theyprogress in their pilot training. This handbook is for student pilots, as well as those pursuing more advancedpilot certificates.Student pilots learning to fly balloons, certificated pilots preparing for additional balloon ratings orwho desire to improve their flying proficiency and aeronautical knowledge, and commercial balloon pilotsteaching balloon students how to fly should find this handbook helpful. This book introduces the prospectivepilot to the realm of balloon flight and provides information and guidance to all balloon pilots in theperformance of various balloon maneuvers and procedures.This handbook conforms to pilot training and certification concepts established by the Federal AviationAdministration (FAA). There are different ways of teaching, as well as performing flight procedures andmaneuvers, and many variations in the explanations of aerodynamic theories and principles. This handbook adopts a selective method and concept to flying balloons. The discussions and explanations reflect the mostcommonly used practices and principles. Occasionally, the word
must 
or similar language is used where thedesired action is deemed critical. The use of such language is not intended to add to, interpret, or relieve aduty imposed by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR).It is essential for persons using this handbook to also become familiar with and apply the pertinentparts of 14 CFR and the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM). Performance standards for demonstratingcompetence required for pilot certification are prescribed in the appropriate balloon practical test standard.The FAA gratefully acknowledges Brent Stockwell, Christine Kalakuka, and the Balloon PublishingCompany for giving permission to use parts of their book entitled “How to Fly a Balloon.”The current Flight Standards Service airman training and testing material, and subject matterknowledge codes for all airman certificates and ratings can be obtained from the Regulatory Support Division,AFS-600, home page on the Internet.The Regulatory Support Division’s Internet address is: http://afs600.faa.govComments regarding this handbook should be sent to U.S. Department of Transportation, FederalAviation Administration, Airman Testing Standards Branch, AFS-630, P.O. Box 25082, Oklahoma City,OK 73125.This handbook can be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government PrintingOffice (GPO), Washington, DC 20402-9325, or from U.S. Government Bookstores located in major citiesthroughout the United States.AC 00-2, Advisory Circular Checklist, transmits the current status of FAA advisory circulars andother flight information and publications. This checklist is free of charge and may be obtained by sending arequest to U.S. Department of Transportation, Subsequent Distribution Office, SVC-121.23, Ardmore EastBusiness Center, 3341 Q 75th Avenue, Landover, MD 20785. The checklist is also available on the Internetat http://www.faa.gov/abc/ac-chklst/actoc.htm
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