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Pilots' Information File (PIF)

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Published: Headquarters, Army Air Forces, November 1944

Pilots used this manual to keep up to date with the latest in flying technology. This copy was owned by James B. Hill and it was updated up to January 1945.


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000148-01-00.pdf

This is the complete document. Due to its large size, you can view/download this document in the following separate sections, depending on your interests.

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Contents and Front Matter

Flying Safety; PIF Distribution; Table of Contents

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Section 1: General

Directory Chart, Headquarters Army Air Forces; Pilot's Responsibilities; Form 23; Flying Safety; Safeguarding Classified Material; How to Use PIF; Technical Orders; Flying on a Red Diagonal; Transition Flying Training; Instrument Flying; White Card; Green Card; Time Credit; Aeronautical Ratings; Reporting Aircraft Accidents; Forms; Form 1; Individual Flight Record; Invoice; Aircraft Clearance;

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Section 2: Flight

Airways Map; Army Flight Service Centers; Airway Traffic Control Centers; Pilot's Advisory Service; Air Traffic Rules; Contact Flight Rules; Instrument Flight Rules; Clearance for Aircraft; Radio Chnage in Flight Plan; Passengers in Aircraft; Air Space Reservations and Flight Hazards; Hazards to Air Navigation; Low Flying; Crew Requirements for Multi-engined Airplanes; Hand Signals for Taxiing; Takeoff and Landing Precautions; Checklists; Marking Obstructions; Domestic Runway Markings; Camouflage; Radio Equipment; Jackbox; Radio Range Filter; Microphone; T-17 Hand Microphone; Liaison Equipment; IFF Radar Equipment; Command Equipment; SCR-274N Medium Frequency Set; SCR-522 Very High Frequencey Set; SCR-522 Control Box; 274N Command Set; Operation for Homing; Operation for Range Reception; Marker Beacon Receiver; Polarization Errors; Radio Altimeters; Instrument Landing Systems; SCS-51 Control Box; Radio R/T Procedure; Phonetic Alphabet; Pronunciation of Numbers; Radio Facility Charts; Radio Dialogue; Visual Signals for Formation Flying; Tower Light Gun Signals; Flight Limitations; Stalls and Spins; High-speed Stalls; High-speed Dives; Chart of Minimum Safe Altitude Required for Pull-out from a Vertical Dive; Engine Failure on Multi-engine Aircraft;

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Section 3: Weather Flying

Weather Symbols; Cloud Types; Fogs; Estimating Weather in Flight; Haze Levels, Overcast Bases and Tops; Fronts; Warm Fronts; Cold Fronts; Line Squalls; Rules for Flying Weather; Summer Flying; Winter Flying; Carburetor Icing; Induction-System Icing; Manifold Pressure Drop; Air Filters; Icing on Aircraft; Types of Ice; Preventing and Remoing Ice; Pitot Tubes; Flight Instruments; Pitot-Static Head; Flush Static Source; Airspeed Indicator; Rate-of-climb Indicator; Altimeter; Magnetic Compass; Gyro Flux Gate Compass System; Bank-and-Turn Indicator; Directional Gyro; Gyro-Horizon Indicator; Automatic Pilot;

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Section 4: Man Goes Aloft

Effect of Oxygen-want on Handwriting During Ascent; Effects of High Altitude; Oxygen Systems; A-10 Demand Oxygen Mask; A-14 Demand Oxygen Mask; A-12 Demand Regulator; A-7A, A-8A, A-8B Continuous Flow Oxygen System; Portable Oxygen Equipment; Bail-out Oxygen Cylinders; G-Forces; Physical Fitness; Vision at Night; Dangerous Gases; Heat and Cold; F-2 Electrically Heated Flying Suit; Flight Surgeon and the Pilot; Sense of Position in Flight; Night Flying; Airsickness;

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Section 5: Power Plant

Ground Operation of Engines; Starting of Aircraft Engines; Supercharger Control; Controllable Propellers; Oil Dilution; Flight Operation of Engines; Fuel Octane; Engine Instruments; Manifold Pressure Gage; Fuel Mixture Indicator; Oil-Pressure Gages; Air Speed Indicator; Cylinder Temperature; Carburetor Temperature; RPM; Fuel Systems; Aromatic Fuels; Reserve Fuel Supply; Fuel Tank Change-over; Fuel Gages; Fuel Booster Pumps; Carburetor Mixture Controls; Oil Systems; Hydraulics; Propellers; Feathering; Curtiss Electric Propeller; Hamilton Standard Counterweight Type Propeller; Hamilton Standard Hydromatic Propeller; Aeorprop; Electrical Power System; Electrical Instrument Failure;

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Section 6: The Airplane

Tricycle Landing Gear; Best Take-Off Procedure; Landing Wheel Brakes; Flaps; Forced Landings; Surface Control Locks; How to Trim Your Plane; Care of the Airplane; Towing; Mooring; Plexiglas; Emergency Exits; Safety Belts; Safety Precautions; Weight and Balance; Transport and Cargo Weight and Balance Clearance Form F; Tactical Weight and Balance Clearance Form F;

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Section 7: Navigation Aids

Aeronautical Chart Symbols; Flight Preparation; Aeronautical Charts; Lambert Conformal Projection; Mercator Projection; Check Points; Dead Reckoning; Wind; Drift; Radio Aids; Radio Navigation; International Morse Code; Night Navigation; What to Do When Lost;

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Section 8: Emergency

To Bail or Not to Bail; Forced Landings; Survival After Forced Landings; Ditching; Ditching the Airplane; Abandoing the Airplane; Fighter Airplances; Parachutes; Clearing the Airplane; How to Mke Body Turns; QAC AB6513-1A Parachute; Night Jumps; High Altitude Jumps; Parachute Types; B-7, B-8, B-9, S-1, S-2, AN6510, AN6511, S5 Parachutes; QAC (AN6513-a) and QAC (AN6513-1A) Parachutes; Type A-3, A-4 Parachutes; Pyrotechnic Pistols; M2 Pistol; AN-M8 Pistol; Smoke Grenades; M8 Smoke Grenade; M3 Smoke Grenade; Panel Signals; Body Signals; Vest Type Emergency Kit; C-1 Emergency Sustenance Vest; Life Preserver Vest; Swimming Through Fire; Life Raft Kit; Life Raft Discipline; One-man Life Raft; Fire Fighting; Fire Fighting Equipment in Airplanes; First Aid Kits; First Aid in Flight; Morphine; Sulphailamide Powder; Sulfadiazine Tablets;

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Index and Back Matter

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