The Pilot's Handbook

The Pilot's Handbook

by Scott C. Todd
The Pilot's Handbook

The Pilot's Handbook

by Scott C. Todd



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The Pilot's Handbook is a concise, illustrated how-to guide of procedures, operations, communications, and reference for all general-aviation pilots. This convenient, cockpit-handy manual features in-depth and specific procedural descriptions intended for reading on the ground, and checklists for use in the air. Hundreds of full-color illustrations illuminate the explanations. It includes descriptions of airports and airspaces, flying into and from Class B and Class C airports, uncontrolled-airport procedures, communications and radio failures, approach briefings including effective use of Jeppesen and FAA charts, and problems and emergencies. Divided into VFR and IFR sections, the latter is a guide to instrument clearances and procedures, including the common ILS, VOR and GPS, and also refreshers for the less frequently used NDBs, DME arcs, procedure turns and course reversals, and holds. Perfect for learning, or for refresher study for flight reviews and check rides.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161321164
Publisher: Pilot Handbook Publishing
Publication date: 04/04/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 21 MB
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About the Author

Scott Todd is a professional pilot at a large charter operation, who wrote “The Pilot’s Handbook” during his years as a flight instructor. A former high-school English teacher, newspaper reporter, teacher of English as a foreign language, Peace Corps volunteer, and radio DJ, he lives with his wife and son in the Boston area, where he plays competitive ultimate Frisbee against people many years his junior.

He writes:
“I conceived of this book not long after I got my own instrument rating. I rented a plane for two weeks to take a long father-son trip, and being a fairly new pilot, I wanted a guide to take along. The Jeppesen Commercial/Instrument Manual, while a good text, was so large and heavy that I needed to redo the weight and balance calculations whenever I threw it in the back of the plane. So I started photocopying the specific pages I really needed. At some point I thought, ‘This is silly; there must be an actual book like this – an illustrated guide to procedures and rules, to take along in a flight bag.’ I started looking, and discovered that actually, no, there was no such thing. When I became a flight instructor, I decided to write that very book.”
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