Introduction to the National Airspace System (eBook PD)

by: Dr. Donna F. Wilt and Dennis W. Wilt
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A survey of the different aspects of the National Airspace System including air traffic control, airports, airspace, electronic navigation, operations and procedures, regulations, and how information is disseminated to users of the system.
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This book brings together comprehensive National Airspace System (NAS) information from multiple FAA and other source materials, editing and expanding on them to form a cohesive, all-in-one account of a wide-reaching and complex topic.

Pilots and non-pilots alike will benefit from the information. This book covers much of the material for an pilot ground school course from a non-pilot perspective. It also includes information relevant to large airports and air transport operations in the NAS not covered in an instrument ground course. It pulls together what is relevant to students studying for careers in air traffic control (ATC), Dispatch, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Airport Planning or Airport Management. The material in this book is currently used in a prerequisite course for Airport Design, ATC I, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Airline Operations.

Updated and revised sources include but are not limited to: the Aeronautical Information Manual (April 20, 2023); Report to Congress National Plan of Integrated Airport System (NPIAS) 2023-2027; and Advisory Circulars; federal regulations; aeronautical charts; Chart Supplements U.S. as of February 2023; Changes to the FAA Notice to Air Missions; changes to flight service procedures for instrument clearances; IFR flight plans at non-towered airports; and corrections for errors. Added reference to Special Rules Flight Area (SFRA) and new “Y” route airways.

Additional features include:

  • Written from a non-pilot perspective
  • Ideal for pilots and non-pilots studying for a career in aviation
  • Information relevant to high altitude as well as low altitude airspace
  • Introduction to Required Navigation Performance (RNP)
  • Each chapter includes study questions
  • Over 170 figures, including up-to-date examples from current publications as well as original work

Dr. Donna F. Wilt produced this book in its entirety and takes full responsibility for the content.