This book provides invaluable discussions on instrument airmanship, weather analysis, flight planning and decision making, handling equipment glitches, partial-panel flying, and much more.
Where the initial instrument checkride leaves off with the applicant recieving a “dry” instrument ticket, this book provides the information necessary to “get it wet".
Author Richard Collins shares his experience in this guide to the real world of instrument flight, detailing the IFR system, equipment, and exploring the risks and rewards of instrument flying. The invaluable discussions on instrument airmanship, weather analysis, flight planning and decision making, handling equipment glitches, and that critical survival skill — partial panel flying — are all presented for the sole objective of better preparing you to fly on IFR flight plans.
by David Robson
Use this book to help you acquire your first multi-engine rating.
This is one of the most concise and well-illustrated books on flying twin-engine airplanes available. It covers all facets of multi-engine flight with these features:
Orientation to multi-engine terms, definitions, and systems
Preflight, ground operations, takeoffs, high speed flight, slow flight, stalling, and landings
Night and IFR operations
Includes a syllabus with lesson objectives, suggested lectures and exercises, as well as checkride questions that apply to any airplane.
This book gives an overview of IFR operational requirements and helps establish patterns of aeronautical decision making pertaining to instrument flight.
Written for the pilot desiring to add an instrument rating, and for the instrument-rated pilot who needs a refresher. Divided into five sections, the book covers: airplane performance and basic instrument flying, navigation and communication aids and their instruments, planning the instrument flight (weather systems and planning, charts and other aids, and navigation planning), the instrument flight and the knowledge and practical tests (a scenario "trip" using the knowledge gained in the first three sections, including clearances, takeoff and departure, enroute, and approaches), and a syllabus for the instrument trainee and the CFII.
Starting with stalls, chandelles and lazy-8’s, the student is guided through spins and the Three Fundamentals of basic aerobatics: the aileron roll, loop, and the snap roll. Once these basics are learned, the combination maneuvers (the cloverleaf, for example) are covered in-depth.
William K. Kershner started his solo aerobatic career in a Stearman N2S at the age of 17. As a flight instructor, he later operated an aerobatic school in Sewanee, Tennessee using a Cessna 152 Aerobat, until his death in January, 2007.