BN.com Gift Guide

The Flying Instructor's Patter Manual: A word for word account of all the flying exercises as spoken in the air

Overview


Patter is the term given by flying instructors to the language they use while demonstrating training exercises in the air. It is a very special language as it has to be precisely coordinated with control movements and absolutely lucid. "Patter" is also a picture language because the art of flying is largely about visual cues. The good flying instructor should know these cues and a prime object of this book is to highlight them, not only in the text, but with matching pictures as seen from the cockpit. The Patter...
See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $16.14   
  • New (3) from $19.68   
  • Used (2) from $16.02   
Sending request ...

Overview


Patter is the term given by flying instructors to the language they use while demonstrating training exercises in the air. It is a very special language as it has to be precisely coordinated with control movements and absolutely lucid. "Patter" is also a picture language because the art of flying is largely about visual cues. The good flying instructor should know these cues and a prime object of this book is to highlight them, not only in the text, but with matching pictures as seen from the cockpit. The Patter book is the first flying manual ever to record verbatim the language of the flying instructor as spoken in the air.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861268402
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press UK
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Cole has been flying since 1955 and instructing since 1965. In 1973 he was posted to 'A' Squadron Boscombe Down and it was here that he was the central figure in the Thames Television Test Pilot shown in 1976. He left the RAF in 1979 to join Pilatus as a test pilot and in 1989 he joined the CAA as the Light Aircraft Test Pilot.Peter Phillips has been instructing since 1952 on all types of aircraft. After leaving the RAF he instructed with a commercial school, taking students to their commercial licenses on singles and instrument ratings on twins. He was a Panel Examiner for fifteen years and is currently MD of Speedtwin Developments Ltd in the UK.Robert Cole has been flying since 1955 and instructing since 1965. In 1973 he was posted to 'A' Squadron Boscombe Down and it was here that he was the central figure in the Thames Television Test Pilot shown in 1976. He left the RAF in 1979 to join Pilatus as a test pilot and in 1989 he joined the CAA as the Light Aircraft Test Pilot.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     6
Foreword     7
Introduction     9
Preface     10
Specification
PR Single     14
PR Twin     15
Exercise 4
Effect of Controls, Part I     17
Effect of Controls, Part II     26
Exercise 5
Taxying (Nosewheel)     30
Taxying (Tailwheel)     33
Exercise 6
Straight and Level, Part I     35
Straight and Level, Part II     41
Straight and Level - Flying on the wrong side of the power curve     48
Exercise 7
Climbing     49
Climbing with Flap     52
Exercise 8
Descending, Part I     54
Descending, Part II     57
Descending - Sideslipping     61
Exercise 9
Medium Turns     64
Climbing and Descending Turns     69
Exercise 10
Stalling, Part I     73
Stalling, Part II     82
Slow Flight     87
Exercise 11
Spinning, Part I     92
Spinning, Part II     97
Exercise 12
Normal Take-off     101
Tailwheel Take-off     103
Crosswind Take-off     104
Flapless Take-off     105
Short Field Take-off     106
Engine Failure after Take-off     108
Exercise 13
Normal Powered Approach and Landing     110
Glide Approach and Landing     119
Glide Approach and Landing (Glidepath Assessment)     122
Crosswind Circuit and Landing (Crab Technique)     124
Crosswind Landing (Wing Down Technique)     128
Crosswind Circuit and Landing (Combination Wing Down and Crab Technique)     130
Flapless Circuit and Landing     133
Short Field Approach and Landing     135
Three Point Landing (Conversion to Tailwheel Aircraft)     137
Low Level Circuit     139
Bad Weather Circuit (see Exercise 17B)
Circuit - Overshoot     142
Circuit - Rejoin     144
Exercise 15
Advanced Turning     147
Advanced Turning (Maximum Rate, Level Flight)     154
Advanced Turning (Maximum Possible Rate), (see Advanced Section)
Exercise 16
Flying at Minimum Altitude     158
Exercise 17A
Forced Landing without Power     162
Exercise 17B
Forced Landing with Power and Bad Weather Circuit     166
Exercise 18
Medium Level Navigation     171
Exercise 19
Instrument Appreciation     174
Practical Instrument Flying - Full Panel     186
Practical Instrument Flying - Limited Panel     197
Practical Instrument Flying - Compass Turns     201
Practical Instrument Flying - Timed Turns     203
Practical Instrument Flying - Unusual Positions, Part I     204
Practical Instrument Flying - Unusual Positions, Part II     208
Practical Instrument Flying - Steep Turns     211
Practical Instrument Flying - Take-off     213
Exercise 20
Night Flying     215
Exercise 21
Aerobatics - Recovery from the Vertical and Spiral Dive     224
Aerobatics - Loop     227
Aerobatics - Barrel Roll     232
Aerobatics - Stall Turn     235
Aerobatics - Slow Roll     238
Aerobatics - Roll-off-the-Top     244
Aerobatics - Vertical Roll and Stall Turn     245
Exercise 22
Formation Flying - Basic     246
Formation Flying - Take-off     254
Formation Flying - Landing     255
Formation Flying - Break and Stream Landing     257
Formation Flying - Tailchasing     260
Exercise 23
Multi-Engine - Asymmetric, Part I     262
Multi-Engine - Asymmetric, Part II     272
Multi-Engine - Zero Thrust      278
Multi-Engine - Taxying     279
Multi-Engine - Normal Circuit and Landing     280
Multi-Engine - Asymmetric Circuit and Landing     283
Multi-Engine - Asymmetric Overshoot     286
Multi-Engine - Synchronising the Engines     287
Multi-Engine - Engine Failure after Take-off     288
Multi-Engine - Engine Failure on the Overshoot (see Asymmetric Part II)
Advanced Section
Advanced ILS     289
Advanced Short Field Landing     292
Maximum Possible Rate Turns     294
Fixed Point Navigation     295
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)