Avionics for the Pilot: An Introduction to Navigational and Radio Systems for Aircraft

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Here is a straightforward introduction, clear of technical jargon, to the complexities of the many radio and navigational systems that are commonly used on aircraft. It provides a fundamental overview of the principles and operation of many instruments and aids found aboard all types and sizes of airplane. Starting with radio communications systems such as VHF and HF, in-flight interphone and Flight Data Recorder Systems the book progresses to avionic navigation systems, instrument landing, radio altimeter and ...
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Overview


Here is a straightforward introduction, clear of technical jargon, to the complexities of the many radio and navigational systems that are commonly used on aircraft. It provides a fundamental overview of the principles and operation of many instruments and aids found aboard all types and sizes of airplane. Starting with radio communications systems such as VHF and HF, in-flight interphone and Flight Data Recorder Systems the book progresses to avionic navigation systems, instrument landing, radio altimeter and marker receiver systems. Air Traffic Control, transponders and weather radar precede the final chapter which evaluates likely future developments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861268969
  • Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Johnston has worked in maintenance engineering for a leading international airline for over twenty years. He served with the Royal Canadian Signal Corps where he was introduced to radio communications and is a JAR-Licence Holder [Radio and Radar].

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