The purposes of The Advanced Pilot's Flight Manual is to bridge the gap between theory and practical application, covering the fundamentals of airplane lift, weight, drag, and thrust. Bill Kershner believes that the average pilot could learn the basics of airplane performance very easily if the involved mathematics were bypassed. If pilots know these basic principles of performance they will readily understand the effects of variable factors such as altitude and temperature on the operation of the aircraft.
The Advanced Pilots Flight Manual's 21 chapters cover:
- Airplane performance and stability for pilots
- Checking out in advanced models and types
- Emergencies and unusual situations
- Advanced navigation
- High-altitude Operations
- Preparing for the commercial knowledge and practical tests