What written material must a potential pilot know in order to pass the FAA exams for the PPL? I found the "Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge" on the FAA website (http://av-info.faa.gov/data/traininghandbook/faa-h-8083-25-1of4.pdf for the first part). Is this the bulk of what I need to know? I won't be able to start flight training for another 6 months, but when I do, I'd like to get straight to flying instead of going to classes. Besides, I like to learn on my own. So can anyone recommend to me what I need to start reading?