Airplane Flying Handbook Reference App Review (iOS, $2.99)


Languages: English

Seller: Double Dog Studios

* Improved navigation
* Bug fixes
* Search term highlighting

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
6 Ratings
All Versions:
43 Ratings


Airplane Flying Handbook is the official FAA source for learning to fly and the source for many FAA Knowledge Exams test questions. The Airplane Flying Handbook app is a "must" for all pilots.

This app introduces the basic pilot skills and knowledge essential for piloting airplanes. It benefits student pilots, as well as those pilots wishing to improve their flying proficiency and aeronautical knowledge, pilots preparing for additional certificates or ratings, and flight instructors engaged in the instruction of both students and licensed pilots.

This app introduces you to the realm of flight and provides information and guidance in the performance of procedures and maneuvers required for pilot certification. It contains information on:

+ flight training
+ ground operations
+ basic flight maneuvers
+ slow flight
+ stalls
+ spins
+ takeoff and departure climbs
+ ground reference maneuvers
+ airport traffic patterns
+ approaches and landings
+ performance maneuvers
+ night operations
+ transition to complex airplanes
+ transition to multiengine airplanes
+ transition to tailwheel airplanes
+ transition to turboprop powered airplanes
+ transition to jet powered airplanes
+ emergency procedures.

Customer Reviews

  • Airplane Handbook

    by DPEDAVE

    Excellent summary with great graphics; I recommend this for all pilots!

  • Super Graphics

    by Rick528

    You've done a great job!

  • Flying

    by Flowhand

    Great App

  • Great app

    by Capt. RKB

    Very user friendly and packed with great features! Just wish there were "page numbers" so students could reference what I'm looking at in their books.

  • Awesome for Students!

    by Deezie56

    This is an incredible app that holds the student pilot's attention throughout. Absolutely worth the price!

  • Wow

    by millsdo

    Love it! Great aviation resource.

  • Great updates

    by ERpilot

    Great app for all pilots

  • 4 stars

    by Pick1name

    Though, you can download the exact same thing off the FAA web site, it is very nice just to be able and pull up this app. I have used the search function many times when teaching students, and trying to find something fast. The app is very useful, and I have never had a problem with it. In order for this to get 5 stars I would like to be able to highlight.

  • Yes but..

    by User3246

    Yes you can download this book and others for free but I love the fact you can search, bookmark or pull up the table of contents up from any page and go anywhere. It's great features for only $3

  • No reason not to have it!

    by Keith, CFI

    Although I'm a relatively low-time pilot, I have been flying for over 50 years and a CFI for over 30. Each time I read from Airplane Flying Handbook, I either learn something new, reinforce what I already know and teach, or gain new insight into some aspect of flying. I suspect the same would be the case for you. If you are a pilot and have an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, there is NO reason not to have this app! You can have "the book" with you at all times with no inconvenience---because it is tucked away in your iPod/Phone/Pad! You'll be amazed at how often you can read five or ten minutes while waiting for the barber, your spouse, or the kids.

  • Easy to use.

    by cl65skip

    Very handy book, well designed and easy to navigate. Excellent.

  • Awesome ebook

    by dantheman.clark

    This is really good. Even If you're really experienced I would imagine this still helps. I am a student pilot training for my PPL with 32 hours and this just gives a nice review of everything I've learned so far and gives me some new ideas of things i want to try in my next lesson .

  • Horrible Revisions

    by FlydogAZ

    What they have done with these FAA books is truly a step backward. They no longer resemble the original FAA publication, and are more difficult to navigate and read. One of us who purchased the original version should receive a refund because this is not the same app.

  • Just the FAA handbook (which is freenonline)

    by Brent Harris

    This is nothing but the FAA handbook, but into a paid app. I assumed that there was at least something added, but no. Dont waste your $3' go download the PDF for free from the FAA site.

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