This handbook is a valuable reference tool for reviewing the nuts and bolts of general aviation, outlining the rules, regulations, and practical aspects of owning and operatingindispensable a private aircraft. This full-color manual covers subjects such as aircraft owner responsibilities, obtaining FAA publications and records, buying an aircraft, special flight permits, light-sport aircraft, aircraft maintenance, maintenance records, airworthiness directives, and the service difficulty program. Appendices provide comprehensive FAA contact information and a regulatory guidance index. Quick reference tools such as web sites, sample forms, and checklists are also included. Pilots, aviation maintenance technicians, and fixed based operators will find this FAA handbook an indispensible resource.