Ground Studies for Pilots

Ground Studies for Pilots

by R. B. Underdown


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Ground Studies for Pilots by R. B. Underdown

This well regarded series for students taking the commercial and airline transport pilot licence has been substantially revised to bring it into line with the new European Joint Aviation Requirements (JARs) for flight crew licensing. Each volume deals with the material required by one of the new JAR papers.

This volume covers those subjects traditionally referred to as 'Radio Aids'. It includes not onl those systems, ground and airborne equipment, comprising the JAR Radio Navigation paper, but also the basic principles of radio wave propagation and communications required in the Aircraft General paper. The volume also covers those warning systems which use radio principles.

It continues to cover basic principles, as well as communications and navigation equipment. Emphasis on obsolete systems has been reduced to allow increased coverage of modern equipment. Coverage has been expanded on displays and satellite communications and navigation systems, as well as warning systems for terrain and collision avoidance and altitude monitoring.

The opportunity has been taken to simplify the presentation of information so as to aid revision work. Many test questions and answers have been included, based on the JAR syllabus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632036011
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/1995
Series: Ground Studies for Pilots
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviationsix
1Basic Radio1
2Radio Waves in the Atmosphere20
4VHF Direction Finding (VDF)47
6VOR (VHF Omnirange)71
7Radio Magnetic Indicator (RMI) and Other VOR Indicators88
8Instrument Landing System and Markers103
9Basic Radar120
10Ground Radar Services130
12Airborne Weather Radar145
13Doppler Radar158
14Secondary Radar Theory and DME170
15Satellite Navigation Systems180
16Area Navigation Systems (RNAV)199
17Secondary Surveillance Radar214
18Collision Warning Systems226
19Microwave Landing System239
20Radio Altimeters and Altitude Warnings250
21Terrain Avoidance Systems256
22Hyperbolic Principles and LORAN-C268
23Obsolete Hyperbolic Systems - Decca and Omega276
Answers to Sample Questions286

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