The Thinking Pilot s Flight Manual

Author: Rick Durden
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983422242
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Volume 2 of The Thinking Pilot's Flight Manual carries on the widely praise, penetrating, and clear-headed approach of Volume I, addressing matters of importance to pilots that ordinary flight training manuals never tough. It delves into everything from the realities of making the go/no-go decision during the takeoff roll, nailing spot landings, which emergencies to practice, and how to take babies and kids flying. It explores how we scare our passengers without realizing it, IFR training in IMC, and takes a hard look at spin training. Rick Durden is one of three 2015 recipients of the Endeavor Award, honoring volunteer pilots who have made significant contributions to flying to serve the public. For 25 years he has made flights in remote areas of the U.S. and Central America in support of conservation. He is an Airline Transport-rated pilot with experience in over 200 types of airplanes, a practicing aviation attorney who has been involved in hundreds of aircraft accident cases, writer, aviation magazine editor, safety counselor, and flight instructor.

Zero 3 Bravo

Author: Mariana Gosnell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671892088
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Enticed by the small ribbon of sky she could see from her New York office window, a reporter for Newsweek, flies her small plane across the country on a summer trip of adventure and discovery

The Killing Zone Second Edition

Author: Paul Craig
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071798412
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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WARNING! Don't fly solo before you understand all the dangers of the killing zone. It could save your life! This survival guide for new pilots identifies the pitfalls waiting inside the killing zone, the period from 50 to 350 flight hours when they leave their instructors behind and fly as pilot in command for the first time. Although they're privately certified, many of these unseasoned aviators are unaware of the potential accidents that lie ahead while trying to build decision-making skills on their own -- many times falling victim to inexperience. Based on the first in-depth scientific study of pilot behavior and general aviation flying accidents in over 20 years, The Killing Zone, Second Edition offers practical advice to help identify the time frame in which you are most likely to die. Author and aviation specialist Paul Craig offers rare insights into the special risks new pilots face and includes updated preventive strategies for flying through the killing zone . . . alive: NEW to the Second Edition: Dealing with Glass Cockpits; GPS Moving Maps; Collision Avoidance Systems; including a new chapter on Available Safety versus Actual Safety Alerts you to the 12 mistakes likely to kill you Provides guidelines for avoiding, evading, diverting, correcting, and managing dangers Includes a "Pilot Personality Self-Assessment Exercise" for an individualized survival strategy

Making Perfect Takeoffs and Landings in Light Airplanes

Author: Ron Fowler
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
ISBN: 9781619540309
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This is a combined edition of two previous books by Ron Fowler, entitled "Making Perfect Takeoffs" and "Making Perfect Landings" which were both originally published by Iowa State University Press (in 1984 and 1991); in 2006 ASA published "Making Perfect Landings" and now the two books are being made into one book with two parts. These two books show pilots how to develop a keep sense of awareness in each of these critical phases of flight -- and to convert that awareness into perfect takeoffs and landings, using the tips and techniques suggested by this Gold Seal Flight Instructor with over 12,000 hours as a CFI"-Provided by publisher.

Fly the Engine Second Edition

Author: Kas Thomas
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1257113593
Format: PDF, Docs
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Revised 2008 edition!Back in print for the first time in over a decade! Fully revised and updated. The ultimate book on aircraft engine operation, Fly the Engine takes you through all phases of engine operation, from preflight to shutdown. Learn how to start a hot, cold, or flooded engine; how to troubleshoot a rough runup; when and how to lean the engine for all phases of flight; how to recognize the early warning signs of valve sticking; and much more. Every chapter of Fly the Engine brims with hands-on advice, told with wit and style by one of aviation's most respected authors. Hailed as a modern-day classic when it first appeared in 1993, Fly the Engine is a goldmine of engine wisdom: essential reading for any pilot, of any skill level. Great gift item!

Mike Busch on Engines

Author: Mike Busch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781718608955
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The risk of engine failure is greatest when your engine is young, NOT when it's old. You should worry more about pediatrics than geriatrics." -Mike Busch A&P/IA Mike Busch on Engines expands the iconoclastic philosophy of his groundbreaking first book Manifesto to the design, operation, condition monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting of piston aircraft engines. Busch begins with the history and theory of four-stroke spark-ignition engines. He describes the construction of both the "top end" (cylinders) and "bottom end" (inside the case), and functioning of key systems (lubrication, ignition, carburetion, fuel injection, turbocharging). He reviews modern engine leaning technique (which your POH probably has all wrong), and provides a detailed blueprint for maximizing the life of your engine. The second half presents a 21st-century approach to health assessment, maintenance, overhaul and troubleshooting. Busch explains how modern condition monitoring tools-like borescopy, oil analysis and digital engine monitor data analysis-allow you to extend engine life and overhaul strictly on-condition rather at an arbitrary TBO. The section devoted to troubleshooting problems like rough running, high oil consumption, temperamental ignition and turbocharging issues is worth its weight in gold. If you want your engine to live long and prosper, you need this book.

Engine Out Survival Tactics

Author: Nate S. Jaros
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483574636
Format: PDF
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Are you prepared to handle an engine loss event in your single engine piston aircraft? Are you current and trained in all aspects of the General Aviation engine loss situation? What is your best glide speed, best glide ratio? Do you know where High Key is? Did you know that about 30% of all General Aviation single engine aircraft crashes are the result of a mechanical engine failure? Are you prepared? Seriously...are you ready? Engine Out Survival Tactics is a book for single engine General Aviation pilots, Certified Flight Instructors, and Flight Schools and will teach you advanced engine loss recovery techniques from the unique perspective of a US Air Force Fighter Pilot and Test Pilot. This book will take your knowledge and preparedness to the next level! With advanced discussions on glide ratios, emergency procedures, critical action checklist steps, landing site selection, the gear up or down debate, and military style overhead and straight-in engine out landing procedures, Engine Out Survival Tactics takes your knowledge and training to a higher level that has never before been taught to General Aviation pilots. There is also an excellent overview of engine loss training and options when in Instrument Meteorological Conditions as well ways to use your modern engine monitor to identify a pending engine loss event. Engine Out Survival Tactics also includes real life engine loss stories from real pilots. Hear what happened to them, and how they survived! If you are uncertain about your ability to safely recover your single engine aircraft, in any situation, and SURVIVE...then this is the book for you. Learn the tactics that can save your life!

Weather Flying Fifth Edition

Author: Robert N. Buck
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071799729
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"The only resource a pilot needs to understand all types of weather and how to fly in it, with coverage of weather creation along with the philosophy of navigating it--now updated to include new technological devices and changes in weather briefings"-

Hatchet

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
ISBN: 9781416948346
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Headed for Canada to visit his father for the first time since his parents' divorce, thirteen-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of a plane crash, with only the clothes he has on and a hatchet to help him live in the wilderness.