The Pilot's Manual: Instrument Flying
All the aeronautical knowledge required to pass the FAA exams, IFR checkride, and operate as an Instrument-Rated pilot
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc
Whether you fly for pleasure, business, or are seeking a career in aviation, the Instrument Rating is your ticket into the full spectrum of the airspace system and the key to maximizing the functionality of your pilot certificate.
The Pilot's Manual: Instrument Flying provides everything you need to know to safely fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) — all the aeronautical knowledge and skill, from basic attitude flying to navigation and meteorology, to the actual IFR maneuvers flown in the air. You will master the preflight preparations required for instrument flight before learning IFR departure, en route, terminal and approach procedures. Both conventional "steam gauge" and glass cockpit instruments are covered. Hundreds of full-color illustrations simplify even those procedures perceived to be complicated: holding patterns, intercepting and tracking, flying an approach with crosswinds.
Thorough review sections at the end of each chapter hone your knowledge. Helpful notes in the margins provide quick definitions of terms, further emphasis on key points, or explanation of mnemonic devices. All of the tasks from the FAA's Practical Test and Airmen Certification Standards are covered in this textbook, giving instrument students a solid foundation for the instrument rating. Tips that could only be gleaned from experts make it an invaluable reference book for the instrument-rated pilot as well. Detailed prose and illustrations prepare you for your oral and flight tests with confidence.
The success of "The Pilot's Manual" textbook series lies in its remarkable editorial team, which includes airline, military and professional pilots, flight instructors, university professors, FAA representatives, meteorologists, members of industry organizations, and designated examiners. The writing is clear, concise, and provides comprehensive information on the practical aspects of flying. Each book has more than 500 pages and at least as many original illustrations and charts. All air work is depicted graphically as well as textually for maximum comprehension. This is the textbook series chosen by universities and colleges.
The Pilot's Manual Editorial Board at ASA, Inc. consists of David Robson as the chief editor of the entire "The Pilot's Manual" series, and specifically for "The Pilot's Manual: Access to Flight" the co-chief editors are David Robson and Paul Craig. Also on the board for the Series are Paul Bertorelli, Richard Coffey, Dr. Dale DeRemer, Sean Elliott, Craig Kilcourse, Jeanne MacPherson, Dennis Newton, Dr. Phil Poynor, Barry Schiff, Warren Smith, Jackie Spanitz, Richard Taylor, Dr. Jacqueline Waide, Dr. Mike Wiggins, Tom Wild. Following are individual biographies for the main editors:
David Robson is a career aviator having been nurtured on balsa wood, dope (the legal kind) and tissue paper, and currently holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with instructor ratings. He served as a fighter pilot and test pilot for the Royal Australian Air Force, completed a tour in Vietnam as a forward air controller flying the USAF O-2A, and was a member of the Mirage formation aerobatic team, the Deltas. After retiring from the Air Force, he became a civilian instructor and lecturer for the Australian Aviation College, and editor for Aviation Safety Digest, which won the Flight Safety Foundation's international award. He was awarded the Australian Aviation Safety Foundation's Certificate of Air Safety.
Paul A. Craig is a Professor of Aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University. He earned a Doctor of Education degree, holds the Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, and the Gold Seal Flight Instructor Certificate for Instrument, Multiengine, and Seaplane. Craig is the author of numerous books, curriculum and journal articles on flight training and air safety. He is a two-time FAA District Flight Instructor of the Year and frequent speaker at pilot seminars. Craig worked with NASA on research pertaining to flight training in Technically Advanced Aircraft and won the 2005 NASA "Turning Goals into Reality" award. Craig won the 2004 University Aviation Association's Wheatley Award given yearly since the 1960s to the nation's most outstanding aviation educator. Craig is an active FAA Check Instructor, and has worked as a consultant and curriculum for Cirrus Design.