Weather Flying

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Weather Flying is regarded in the industry as the bible of weather flying. Robert Buck, a general aviation and commercial pilot with tens of thousands of hours of flight time, explains weather in a nontechnical way, giving pilots useful understanding of weather and practical knowledge of how to judge it and fly it. Covers weather flying psychology, en route weather changes, radar and how to use it, taking off in bad weather, and much more. Winner of the Flight Safety Foundation's Publication Award; recommended by...

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Overview

Weather Flying is regarded in the industry as the bible of weather flying. Robert Buck, a general aviation and commercial pilot with tens of thousands of hours of flight time, explains weather in a nontechnical way, giving pilots useful understanding of weather and practical knowledge of how to judge it and fly it. Covers weather flying psychology, en route weather changes, radar and how to use it, taking off in bad weather, and much more. Winner of the Flight Safety Foundation's Publication Award; recommended by the FAA.

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In this first update of this flying ace's classic in nearly a decade, retired TWA Captain Buck credits a meteorologist who briefed him on what weather to expect on his first transcontinental flight at age 16 with piquing his interest in weather's challenges for a pilot. He renders accessible facts and judgments on checking, and flying in, nearly any weather. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780025180215
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1988
  • Series: Eleanor Friede Bks.
  • Edition description: Revised and Enlarged, 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Leading aviation author Robert N. Buck (Fayston, Vt.) set a New York to Los Angeles speed record at the age of 16. A retired senior TWA jet captain, Buck has flown the Atlantic more than 2,000 times. As a civilian, he headed a four-year bad-weather research project for the Air Force, which won him an Air Medal. Buck has been a consultant to four FAA administrators and airlines on many aspects of aviation safety, and is the author of The Art of Flying and Flying Know-How, among others. An avid general aviation pilot throughout his life, Buck currently owns a Schleicher ASW-20 high performance sailplane with his son.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Air masses 3
2 The atmosphere 11
3 Clouds 18
4 Fronts 24
5 Wind 39
6 High-altitude weather 49
7 Seasonal weather variations 51
8 Thunderstorms 57
9 Turbulence 75
10 Reduced visibility 98
11 Ice 108
12 Weather-related aircraft accidents 125
13 Regional weather patterns 149
14 Making the go/no-go decision 167
15 Sample flights 175
16 Postscript 209
Appendix Self-briefing aviation weather products 215
Index 219
About the author 225
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