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Powered Ultralight Flying

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CHAPTER I - PREPARING FOR FLIGHT
What is and Ultralight...The Ultralight Story...Ultralight Types...Choosing Your Wings...Buying a Used Ultralight...Additional Equipment...Commonly Asked Questions

CHAPTER II - LEARNING TO FLY
Types of Training...The Sites and the Air...Learning Procedures...The First Flight...Stalls...Basic Turns...Flying the Pattern...Further Practice

CHAPTER III - THE AIR
Weather Patterns... Frontal and Pressure Systems...Clouds...Local Effects...The Sea Breeze...Turbulence...Winds at Altitude...Lift Sources...Thunderstorms and Dust Devils

CHAPTER IV - THE THEORY OF FLIGHT
Lift and Drag...Speed Variation... Stalls...Flight Control...Turning Flight...Tip Vortices...Power Considerations

CHAPTER V - AIRMANSHIP
Setup...Preflight and Routine Inspection...Care and Cleaning...Ground Handling...Ultralight Trimming...Weather Conditions...Ultralight Instruments...Cockpit Check...Takeoff Procedures...Density Altitude...Flying in Wind...Cross Country...Navigation...Air Traffic Rules...Airport Operations...Flying at Altitude...Stall Control...Using Controls...Landing Procedures...The End of the Day

CHAPTER VI - THE FLYING MACHINE
The Structure...The Engines...Engine Mounting...Fuel Systems...Care of the Engine...Engine Additions...Tuning the Carburetor...The Propeller...Propeller Mounting

CHAPTER VII - MORE ADVENTURES
Using a Parachute...Canards...Trike Systems...Float Flying...Flying on Skis...Aerobatics...Soaring Ultralights...Competition Flying

CHAPTER VIII - MEDICAL CONSIDERATION
Vision...Vertigo...Hypoxia...Physical Fitness...Fatigue...Hypothermia...Decompression..
Miscellaneous Factors...Drugs and Alcohol

APPENDIX I - PART 103

APPENDIX II - ULTRALIGHT SAFETY

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