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Mental Math for Pilots

A Study Guide

104 pages
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc
In this book you’ll learn the tricks of the trade for the areas where pilots have traditionally needed to sharpen their mental math skills: fuel planning, temperature conversions, reciprocal headings, turn radius, crosswind components, time-speed-distance problems, calculating true airspeed, the 60-to-1 rule, and many others. Solve math problems in the cockpit without the use of calculators or even a pencil and paper using solutions that are simple to use and practical for airborne contingencies. This book will help you stay ahead of the flight with cockpit tools you can use to assist you in planning the flight. Mental math tools and shortcuts allow you to fly and navigate better and more efficiently. On top of all that, these skills help you perform your best in an airline interview.
Author Bio
Since 1976, Ron McElroy has flown in nearly every area of aviation. He’s been an Air Force test pilot, a flight and ground instructor, a charter pilot, a skydive pilot, a photo and chase plane pilot, and a simulator instructor and line pilot for two airlines. He currently works as an aviation consultant. Ron has flown over 200 types of aircraft in his career, from the Piper Cub to the Boeing 777, and the military T-38 to the C-17.