Flying IFR: The Practical Information You Need to Fly Actual IFR Flights

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Flight-tested keys to success in today's world of IFR flight.

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 ...

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Flight-tested keys to success in today's world of IFR flight.

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.

The only tests this book prepares you for are those encountered in flying actual IFR. Where the initial instrument checkride leaves off with the applicant receiving a "dry" instrument ticket, this book provides the information necessary to "get it wet."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560273851
  • Publisher: Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Series: General Aviation Reading Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard L. Collins: Richard Collins has spent his life in aviation, logging over 19,500 flight hours in almost every type of aircraft, including Concorde, and writing about it in 900 magazine articles and 11 books for pilots – plus many video productions. He has been editor-in-chief of FLYING Magazine, and publisher and editor-in-chief of AOPA Pilot Magazine. Collins has won many aviation awards and continues to do extensive research in aviation safety. He is currently an editor-at-large for FLYING and editorial consultant to Sporty's Academy.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
1 The Foundation 1
2 Basic Variations 11
3 Basics Plus 23
4 Actual Instruments 41
5 Preflight Action 47
6 In-Flight 59
7 The Points of Stress 75
8 Thunderstorms! 85
9 Ice 107
10 Doing It in the Dark 121
11 Middle-Altitude IFR 133
12 IFR Emergencies and Glitches 153
13 The System 163
14 The Machines 171
15 The Risks and Rewards 187
16 Keeping it Together 205
Epilogue 213
Index 215
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    Great book!

    I did not know exactly what to expect when I bought this book, but I had heard of it from many sources so thought I would give it a try. This is absolutely not a technical book about how to fly IFR, but is a very useful and practical book about really flying IFR. It contains a lot of information and insights, some new and many I had heard before, that are presented in a way that really connected them and made them relatable to my flying. I have really enjoyed reading this book and will definitely recommended to friends!

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