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Severe Weather Flying

Increase your knowledge and skill to avoid thunderstorms, icing and severe weather

Dennis Newton

9781619544147
212 pages
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc
Overview

Meteorologist, flight instructor, weather research and engineering test pilot Dennis Newton speaks pilot-to-pilot in this valuable guide on detecting, avoiding, and escaping severe weather. He believes that by understanding the science, pilots can truly lessen their chances of encountering thunderstorms and other severe conditions.

A valuable resource for more than 30 years, in this Fourth Edition the author introduces the latest modern weather prediction models and technology, with instruction on how every pilot can use them to their advantage. Newton offers rational guidance to pilots, built upon a lifetime of experience and expertise, with detailed descriptions of the types of weather hazardous to flight. He also examines the capabilities and limitations of airplanes and equipment in weather encounters--all of which have been updated to the latest standards of research and Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

Meteorology can be a tough "language" to crack, but Newton translates the most crucial principles pilots can use to fly more wisely in weather. Severe Weather Flying is as valuable for seasoned veterans as for relative newcomers, and applicable to VFR, IFR, piston, turbine, low- and high-altitude operations.

Author Bio

Dennis Newton holds Airline Transport Pilot type ratings in eight jet and four turboprop airplanes, and is instructor-rated in single- and multi-engine airplanes and gliders. He has been honored with the FAA's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for his 50+ years of safe pilot operations. The author of many papers and aviation magazine articles on icing and weather topics, Newton is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Mr. Newton is also a past recipient of several Aviation Space Writers Association Awards, and the AIAA Losey Atmospheric Sciences Award.