The Thinking Pilot s Flight Manual

Author: Rick Durden
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983422242
Format: PDF, 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.

The Killing Zone Second Edition

Author: Paul Craig
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071798412
Format: PDF, 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, ePub, 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.

Manifesto

Author: Mike Busch
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781500209636
Format: PDF, ePub
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“There's a dirty little secret about aviation maintenance: it often breaks aircraft instead of fixing them.” “Manifesto” is the much-anticipated first book from renowned aviation columnist and speaker Mike Busch. Written in typical no-nonsense style, it lays out the basis of Mike's “minimalist” maintenance philosophy for owner-flown general aviation aircraft. An owner who follows the book's guidance can save a small fortune on maintenance costs and end up with a safer, more reliable aircraft. Owners are advised to perform the absolute least amount of maintenance required to make their aircraft safe, reliable and legal… and nothing more. The book explains in detail why engine and propeller TBOs and most other manufacturer-prescribed maintenance intervals should be disregarded. And “Manifesto” explains exactly how to do it. About the Author: Mike Busch is arguably the best-known A&P/IA in general aviation. In 2008, he was honored by the FAA as “National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year.” Mike has been a prolific aviation writer for more than four decades. His “Savvy Aviator” columns have appeared in numerous publications including EAA Sport Aviation, AOPA's Opinion Leader's Blog, AVweb, and magazines for the three largest GA type clubs (ABS, CPA, and COPA). He is renowned for his free monthly maintenance webinars and his standing-room-only forums at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Mike has been a pilot and aircraft owner for 45 years with 7,500+ hours logged, and he is a CFIA/I/ME. He's founder and CEO of Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management, Inc., the world's largest firm providing maintenance-management services for owner-flown aircraft.

Engine Out Survival Tactics

Author: Nate S. Jaros
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483574636
Format: PDF, Docs
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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!

Mike Busch on Engines

Author: Mike Busch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781718608955
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

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!

J A P

Author: EDWARD LANDERS
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490720634
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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JAP is a story about a young man who somehow, through a series of accidents intentions, mistakes and drive became a Naval Aviator, no mean feat by any accounts. Having survived the grim reaper several times during his eight years of flying on active duty with the Navy he has come to believe, sort of, that he is a good aviator and can take care of just about anything that arises in the realm of flying. He has disgustedly left active duty flying with the Navy as the result of witnessing inept officers who should never have made the grade continue to fly and serve without any leadership skills or command authority amounting to anything effective. Most of them were, in the young man's opinion, timid beings who were only concerned with keeping their status quo resulting in their refusal to make decisions let alone lead in any forward power projections. His decision to leave the Navy and throw his lot in with the airline pilot's career was based on his perception that an airline captain just had to be made of stronger stuff. That idea was also doomed to an early failure when he actually started to fly with the pilots who make up the airborne operation of the airline. He found the same weaknesses on the part of the airline pilots that he had witnessed in the Navy pilots he had flown with. Still struggling to find perfection the young man (named Kruger in the book) tries flying with the Naval Reserve pilots only to find, once more, that those pilots were even worse than the two groups that he had flown with earlier. Kruger's worst nightmare finally comes to pass when he finds himself making some bad mistakes and decisions just like all of the other pilots he has ever encountered. He has become a JAP or "just another pilot" like all of the others. In spite of all of the disappointments he encounters he still has fun and fulfillment flying and is convinced that he could really do no job other than flying. Flying has always been described as hours and hours of boredom punctuated by moments of stark terror. Kruger's experiences follow that pattern except the boring hours are interesting also. Kruger had always considered that the most exhilarating and exciting time you could ever experience was when you were right on the dangerous edge of things; when you had less than a fifty percent chance of surviving the situation you were in and when you finally came out on top, alive and well albeit that your heart was trying to go into tachycardia and your breathing could only be described as panting. There is no rush better than this. There are no punches pulled in the book. The author tells it like it really was without cutting corners or glossing over the facts. It is what it was. People are people and no one is perfect. We all "have warts" no matter how good we look and usually the ones who boast the most and are the models of perfection are the ones who have the most faults. As the Bible says, "Judge not least ye be judged". Kruger finds that to be very true and, as a result he mulls each flight in his mind in an effort to try to perfect what he has just done. There are no heroes in the book but there are a lot of truths if you can find them.