Tips to Fly by: Thousands of Pic Hours' Worth of Tips and Tricks of the Trade

Tips to Fly by: Thousands of Pic Hours' Worth of Tips and Tricks of the Trade

by Richard L. Collins


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560273387
Publisher: Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/1999
Series: General Aviation Reading Series
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Richard L. Collins is the author of Flying the Weather Map and Flying IFR. He is editor-at-large of Flying magazine and served as publisher and editor-in-chief of AOPA Pilot magazine. He lives in Ijamsville, Maryland.

Table of Contents

1On the Ground1
Preflight Planning2
The Pilot3
The Airplane6
The Flight13
2Takeoff and Initial Climb25
Initial Climb29
3En Route Climb and Cruise37
A Smooth, Hands-On Transition38
Navigation (Pilotage Still Works)39
Marginal VFR40
Ground Speed: Staying One-Up En Route43
Fuel Management44
Choosing the "Optimum" Altitude47
Traffic--See and Be Seen48
4Descent and Landing51
Engine-Cooling Technique52
Vigilance on Descents53
Finding the Airport53
Flying Hands-On in the Traffic Pattern54
Concentration on Approach57
The Power/Pitch Controversy58
The Flaps Flap62
Is the Approach Too High, Too Fast?64
5High-Performance Singles73
Cockpit Check75
Loading and Performance81
6Flying the Twins85
The Accelerate/Stop Myth88
Engine-Out Technique93
Single Versus Twin IFR100
Getting to Know Twins103
7The Art of Practice107
Practice V[subscript MC] Safely109
To Spin or Not to Spin114
Hands-On in an Emergency118
Time and Emergencies123
Weather Emergencies125
The 180 and Other Saves126
One Down, None to Go129
It's in the Book131
9Flying at Busy Airports133
The ATC/Pilot Relationship138
Wake Turbulence138
Jet Blast Avoidance143
10Night Flying145
Cockpit Lighting150
Departures and Arrivals152
Approaches and Landings153
11Mountain Flying157
Mountain Strips159
Engine Failure160
Wind and Clouds161
Thin Air163
Big Downdraft166
12Moving to Higher Altitudes167
Instrument Rating Required167
Age and Condition169
The Turbocharged Engine172
Wind Aloft174
Singles Versus Twins177
13VFR or IFR?179
Hazy Days180
The System Works182
Freedom of Choice184
14Those Magnificent Machines187
The Author's Selections187
Used Airplanes197
The Final Selection197
15Fine Points199
Finest Point of All203

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