The Instrument Flight Manual / Edition 5

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This edition is intended to update the information on the ATC System and procedures as well as cover the more recent improvements in aircraft instrumentation and avionics. The performance, stability and control, and basic instrument flying chapters have been expanded with more partial-panel recoveries and added information on spin recoveries under the hood (or in actual weather).
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A training manual for pilots who want to obtain an instrument rating and for pilots who are already rated and want a refresher. Addressed to general aviation pilots, so based on standard general aircraft rather than jets and high-altitude planes. First published in 1967 and updated here from the 1990 edition with the current FAR 61.65 requirements, the conversion to the METAR/TAF weather reporting and forecasting system, and information on the global positioning system. Highly illustrated in black and white. Includes an extensive and detailed glossary without pronunciation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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A study guide for single engine pilots preparing to obtain an FAA instrument rating. The manual describes flight and engine instruments, basic instrument flying, navigational aids, communications with ATC, weather systems, charts, and an example flight. The sixth edition adds a course syllabus, and omits the sample test and glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813808345
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 386
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Airplane Performance and Basic Instrument Flying 1
1 The Instrument Rating 3
2 Flight and Engine Instruments 6
3 Review of Airplane Performance, Stability, and Control 29
4 Basic Instrument Flying 45
2 Navigation and Communications 83
5 Navigational Aids and Instruments 85
6 Communications and Control of Air Traffic 126
3 Planning the Instrument Flight 143
7 Weather Systems and Planning 145
8 Charts and Other Printed Aids 176
9 Planning the Navigation 204
4 The Instrument Flight 213
10 Before the Takeoff 215
11 Takeoff and Departure 219
12 En Route 220
13 Instrument Approach and Landing 232
14 Instrument Rating Knowledge Test 249
15 Instrument Rating Practical Test 252
5 Syllabus 263
Instrument Flight Manual Syllabus 265
Appendix 297
Bibliography and Suggested Reading for Further Study 303
Index 305
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