IFR for VFR Pilots
An Exercise in Survival 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Richard L. Taylor
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IFR for VFR Pilots by Richard L. Taylor
Book DescriptionContinued VFR into IFR conditions persists as the most frequent cause of weather-related accidents. This book provides the bare-bones essentials of instrument flying technique and procedures so urgently needed in order to cope with and survive an inadvertent encounter with low-visibility IFR conditions. For this "IFR survival guide," Richard Taylor has adapted the key lifesaving elements of IFR discipline to the average VFR pilot's capabilities. Here are complete instructions in a simplified "hands-off" flying technique that minimizes the risks of loss of control when outside visual clues are lost. The physiological causes of spatial disorientation are explained, giving valuable insights into IFR's most treacherous aspect. A chapter contributed by noted pscyhologist and flight instructor Dr. Jerald Cockrell tells how to control fear and panic in the cockpit. Should air traffic control assistance be necessary, IFR for VFR Pilots tells how to communicate effectively and how to use ATC to fly out of a low-visibility predicament. The book guides you step-by-step through the essential procedures of DF steers, radar vectors, and other ATC "assists." VOR and DF fixes, VOR approaches, low-visibility landing technique, even the missed approach, are clearly explained with typical Taylor expertise. IFR for VFR Pilots is a must for all fair-weather fliers, however proficient and cautious they may be. Its no-nonsense approach has a lot to say to the seasoned instrument-rated pilot as well.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560272809
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Independent Publishers Group
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard L. Taylor
Complete Private Pilot, Paperback (May 2011)
A guide to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Knowledge Exams that offers prospective pilots an understanding of flying fundamentals as well as the aeronautical knowledge needed to earn a private-pilot certificate.
Instrument Flying, Hardback (September 1997)
The latest edition of bible of IFR flight has complete, up-to-date information about every facet of instrument flying, from airways to Zulu time.
Fair-Weather Flying, Hardback (March 1993)
Visual Flight Rules (VFR) pilots and students are shown how to manage progressively more demanding situations, so that accepting a little more crosswind, a little more turbulence, and a little less runway become second nature.
Understanding Flying, Hardback (October 1992)» View all books by Richard L. Taylor
Talking directly to non-professional pilots, this book deals with the principles of flight and the operations associated with flying in a professional way. Various flaws in flying technique are identified, and solutions to these scenarios are discussed.
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Author Biography - Richard L. Taylor
Richard L. Taylor is a pilot and the author of "Understanding Flying" and "Positive Flying." He lives in Dublin, Ohio.
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