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Mental Math for Pilots

A Study Guide

Ronald D. McElroy

128 pages
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc

It almost goes without saying that all pilots eventually need to perform some type of math calculation in their head while flying. Here is a book to help sharpen those mental skills and operate better in today’s technological environment.

With the increased use of electronic gadgets in airplanes, the mind of the pilot is one of the most often overlooked “computers” available in the cockpit. Mental Math for Pilots helps rev up your brainpower, allowing you to quickly process complex equations while expanding mental acuity towards a wide range of practical math problems frequently used in flight. Quick recall and retention aids are provided for calculating temperature conversions, crosswind components, time-speed-distance problems, reciprocal headings, visual descent points and many, many more. Complex equations are explained in straightforward terms along with helpful tips, calculations and formulas to sharpen math skills and mentally keep you ahead of the game. Glossary and index included.

Whether you are preparing for a pilot interview, gearing up for a checkride, or just looking to enhance your aviation math skills, this is a must read for every aviator and is sure to help you become a more professional and precise pilot.

Author Bio
Since 1976, Ron McElroy has flown in nearly every area of aviation. He’s been an Air Force test pilot, flight and ground instructor, charter pilot, skydive pilot, photo and chase pilot, and line pilot for two airlines. In 1997, Ron added Cage Consulting Technical Consultant to his extensive list of aviation accomplishments. In 1998 Ron wrote his first book, Airline Pilot Technical Interviews.