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The Proficient Pilot

The Proficient Pilot Author Barry J. Schiff
ISBN-10 1565660757
Release 1994-11-01
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A compilation of Barry Schiff's monthly column in AOPA Pilot, the popular aviation periodical, these books contain favorite articles from over the years in three volumes that are arranged by subject. These articles are pulled from his more than 26,000 flight hours in 260 types of aircraft to assemble volumes filled with Schiff's vast knowledge and experience with teaching pilots. The first volume of the series covers such diverse topics as slip tips, takeoff techniques, crosswind landing, scud running, and multiengine flying.



Test Pilot

Test Pilot Author Barry J. Schiff
ISBN-10 1560274255
Release 2001
Pages 388
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Organized into eight chapters, the book presents fun facts on the following subjects: History, Piloting, Navigation, Weather, Aircraft, Airlines and Military, Facts of Flight, Procedures and Regulations. Through multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, mix-and-match, and essay questions, the reader is challenged to derive the answer before finding it at the end of the chapter. A true aviation buff, the author teaches new information, clarifies points commonly misunderstood, and provides a wealth of knowledge on the aviation industry. Illustrated throughout with unique and entertaining photographs from Barry Schiff’s own collection. Pilots are accustomed to test-taking — it's part of earning and maintaining all pilot certificates. But this collection of infrequently-asked questions puts the fun back into self-quizzing, encouraging you to stretch your knowledge base and go beyond the subjects learned during student pilot days. Some of Schiff's questions are for pure entertainment. Some take you right to the airport: "Q: A pilot is taxiing along a narrow taxiway at an uncontrolled airport on a cloudless day when he notices another 172 approaching from the opposite direction. Without stopping, how can both pilots be certain that their wingtips will not touch as they pass one another?" Some questions share tips from a pro; other material will spark lively discussions for hangar flying.



Redefining Airmanship

Redefining Airmanship Author Tony Kern
ISBN-10 9780071503198
Release 1997-01-22
Pages 463
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Redefining Airmanship offers the first concrete model of the abstract ideal of "airmanship," and gives the reader step-by-step guidance for self-appraisal and improvement in the areas of flight proficiency, teamwork, and good judgment in crisis situations. The author, Major Tony Kern, draws on his extensive flight and crew-training experience in the U.S. Air Force, but his model is invaluable for all pilots, whether military, recreational, or commercial. "Kern's work is a breakthrough, and a benchmark." --John J. Nance, author of Blind Trust



Flight to Success Be the Captain of Your Life

Flight to Success  Be the Captain of Your Life Author Karlene Petitt
ISBN-10 0984925961
Release 2015-01-30
Pages 240
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Inspiration, motivation and lessons learned... Flight to Success is the author's journey through eight airlines, seven type ratings, two master's degrees, and motherhood. Intertwined with her stories are those of others who share their successes, failures, losses, fears, hopes and dreams. They have all learned from their experiences. What drives people to phenomenal success? The secret correlates with many aspects of flight. If you apply these tips to your everyday life there will be nothing you cannot accomplish. Life is about choice. The choice now, is to open your mind and heart and begin to dream. This inspirational, motivational memoir will take you on a journey through the author's life, to assist you with yours. How did she do it? Why didn't she quit? Where did she find the time, courage, stamina, and strength to persevere during the most challenging times? The answers to these questions and many more will be answered.



Engine Out Survival Tactics

Engine Out Survival Tactics Author Nate S. Jaros
ISBN-10 9781483574639
Release 2016-07-04
Pages 200
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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!



The Psychology of Flight

The Psychology of Flight Author Alex Varney
ISBN-10 1533026920
Release 2016-05-01
Pages 262
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This book has been put back into print after many years of absence because "The Psychology of Flight" can provide modern pilots - everyone from new students to seasoned professionals - what's needed to continuously make themselves ready for whatever the piloting tasks ahead might be. In essence, it's nothing less than an exquisitely written 'Checklist for the Self'. While it's important to study and understand the rules, the procedures and the particulars of each airplane that a pilot gets into, it is even more important to have a good understanding of the inner workings of the flesh and blood person who will be pushing the levers, pressing the switches, turning the wheels and making the decisions that affect the course of these technological marvels that are airplanes. You. This is not the sort of book that you should read only once, not just because there is so much inside, but also because we need refresher training now and again in this most important of all aviation related subjects: basically, a pilot's inner workings. Keep this book on a convenient shelf to be pulled down periodically for recurrent proficiency in the area that is ultimately most important to a pilot: before we can control an airplane with the necessary skills and consistency, we also need to understand how to control ourselves as well as humanly possible.



The Turbine Pilot s Flight Manual

The Turbine Pilot s Flight Manual Author Gregory N. Brown
ISBN-10 1619540738
Release 2013-04-03
Pages 274
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Everything a pilot is expected to know when transitioning to turbine-powered aircraft.



A Human Error Approach to Aviation Accident Analysis

A Human Error Approach to Aviation Accident Analysis Author Professor Scott A Shappell
ISBN-10 9781409463030
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 182
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This comprehensive book provides the knowledge and tools required to conduct a human error analysis of accidents. Serving as an excellent reference guide for many safety professionals and investigators already in the field.



Mental Math for Pilots

Mental Math for Pilots Author Ronald D. McElroy
ISBN-10 0964283972
Release 2000
Pages 118
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For those gearing up for pilot interviews, preparing for a check-ride or proficiency check, or looking to improve inflight calculations, this book offers invaluable tips and tricks to help in all areas of cockpit calculations.



The complete advanced pilot

The complete advanced pilot Author Bob Gardner
ISBN-10 156027459X
Release 2002-02
Pages 470
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The 'Complete Pilot' series aids student pilots preparing for licensing exams and can be used for home study, certified flight schools, or as a base for student kits. This book leads students through the study material for the private pilot license, including all the aeronautical knowledge requirements for the license and rating. The book, with study material for the instrument rating and commercial pilot licenses, augments basic subjects with more advanced topics, such as instrument flight rules (IFR) systems, procedures and regulations, and details about radio navigation, flight plans, and cockpit organisation. Useful appendices include glossaries of terms commonly used in pilot/control tower operations, up-to-date weather communications information, and flight preparation aids.



Performance Pilot

Performance Pilot Author Ross Bentley
ISBN-10 1507861583
Release 2017-07-06
Pages 174
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Do you want to be a better pilot? Do you want to improve your judgment and skills in training, tests, and throughout your career? Why do the best pilots consistently perform to a higher standard? It is the mental game and preparation that separate the good pilots from the high-performance pilots. Professional athletes have relied on sports psychology and coaching for years to help improve performance. Pilots too can benefit from mental strategies, but until now there has been scant aviation-specific content on how to prepare to fly. In Performance Pilot, noted performance coach, Ross Bentley, and professional aviator, Phil Wilkes, reveal aviation-specific procedures, techniques, and strategies to help you methodically, deliberately, and more effectively prepare for, conduct, and evaluate your flying and consistently perform at the highest level. For pilots just starting out, Performance Pilot can help you create a foundation to build upon and use throughout your flying career. The lessons and techniques are equally relevant to pilots at any experience level, whether recreational or professional, civil or military. In short, this book will make you a better pilot. REVIEWS FROM PILOTS "I''ve had the opportunity to fly large four-engine transport aircraft on all seven continents, from combat in Afghanistan to remote ice runways in Antarctica. Every flight demands the highest level of performance from the crew to ensure safe operations. As a military flight instructor, I have flown with pilots of all experience levels. It is amazing to see the difference between pilots that prepare and those that don''t. This book has techniques for all experience levels designed to help any pilot develop their skills and performance. For those just starting out, the techniques in this book can help create a foundation they can build upon and use throughout their flying career. In short, the strategies in this book can help build better pilots." Lt Col Brent Keenan, USAF, C-17A Instructor Pilot & Squadron Commander "This book is relevant to any recreational, professional or military pilot looking to enhance their own performance and skills. As a current instructor of F18 fighter pilots, this is certainly a book I will recommend to all my students." Squadron Leader M A Saunders, RAAF Fighter Combat Instructor "Plenty of books describe the technical aspects of flying airplanes, but the human performance psychology has largely been ignored. There is very little information for pilots on how to improve on high performance skills needed for high-stress and high-workload types of piloting. This book addresses that gap and gives pilots an understanding of the best and most efficient techniques on improving their aircraft handling in a way that will garner real results without needing to turn a propeller. I only wish I had this book years ago." Anthony Crichton-Browne, Airbus A320 Captain, competition aerobatic pilot & aviation podcaster "During my training as a military pilot, I utilized some of the strategies described in this book. However, my personal implementation was haphazard and lacked the methodical and deliberate implementation required to apply them in an effective manner. This book describes the structure needed to effectively apply these learning techniques as well as introducing many new and complementary ones I had not considered. I am sure that my aviation training and subsequent career would have benefitted greatly had this text been available at the time." Jaimie Tilbrook, Former RAAF C130 Hercules Captain "Reading and practicing the advice in ''Performance Pilot'' will help enhance your airmanship. I know that after any of my flying students or colleagues have read ''Performance Pilot'', I''ll sleep better in knowing that their flying careers will take them much more safely throughout their local skies and beyond." Andrew Musca-Unger, Grade 1 Flight Instructor & glider pilot



Flying the Line

Flying the Line Author George E. Hopkins
ISBN-10 0960970819
Release 1996
Pages 310
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Flying the Line has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Flying the Line also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Flying the Line book for free.



The 9 11 Commission Report

The 9 11 Commission Report Author
ISBN-10 9780160891809
Release 2011-08-12
Pages 587
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This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the 9-11 Commission’s Final Report. It provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.



Raven One

Raven One Author Kevin Miller
ISBN-10 1939398444
Release 2015-06-02
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UNARMED OVER HOSTILE TERRITORY...For a moment Wilson froze and looked at the white-helmeted pilot who sat high on the nose of the colossal fighter. Across the small void, he saw the pilot's eyes peer over his mask. Dark, chilling eyes...Wilson kicked right rudder to slide closer and jam any chance for a bandit gunshot. When the bandit pulled all the way over, almost on its back but in control, he cursed in frustration at what he knew was coming next. The hostile fighter reversed over the top in a negative-g maneuver, his nose tracking down on Wilson like a falling sledgehammer in slow motion. Horrified, Wilson realized he faced an imminent snapshot. With the little air speed he had, his inverted his Hornet to avoid the attack.His aircraft still rolling and ruddering, Wilson saw that the monster had another weapon at its disposal...



Boyd

Boyd Author Robert Coram
ISBN-10 0759527776
Release 2002-11-21
Pages 504
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John Boyd may be the most remarkable unsung hero in all of American military history. Some remember him as the greatest U.S. fighter pilot ever -- the man who, in simulated air-to-air combat, defeated every challenger in less than forty seconds. Some recall him as the father of our country's most legendary fighter aircraft -- the F-15 and F-16. Still others think of Boyd as the most influential military theorist since Sun Tzu. They know only half the story. Boyd, more than any other person, saved fighter aviation from the predations of the Strategic Air Command. His manual of fighter tactics changed the way every air force in the world flies and fights. He discovered a physical theory that forever altered the way fighter planes were designed. Later in life, he developed a theory of military strategy that has been adopted throughout the world and even applied to business models for maximizing efficiency. And in one of the most startling and unknown stories of modern military history, the Air Force fighter pilot taught the U.S. Marine Corps how to fight war on the ground. His ideas led to America's swift and decisive victory in the Gulf War and foretold the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. On a personal level, Boyd rarely met a general he couldn't offend. He was loud, abrasive, and profane. A man of daring, ferocious passion and intractable stubbornness, he was that most American of heroes -- a rebel who cared not for his reputation or fortune but for his country. He was a true patriot, a man who made a career of challenging the shortsighted and self-serving Pentagon bureaucracy. America owes Boyd and his disciples -- the six men known as the "Acolytes" -- a great debt. Robert Coram finally brings to light the remarkable story of a man who polarized all who knew him, but who left a legacy that will influence the military -- and all of America -- for decades to come. ..



Lesson Plans to Train Like You Fly

Lesson Plans to Train Like You Fly Author Arlynn McMahan
ISBN-10 1619544903
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 258
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This guide for flight instructors presents lesson plans in the form of scenario-based "maneuver briefings." A rich resource for active instructors, these lesson plans are also helpful to CFI applicants preparing their own materi-als. Lesson Plans can also be used as a companion book for flight instructors who are following the principles of scenario-based training taught in Arlynn McMahon's first book, Train Like You Fly: A Flight Instructor's Guide to Scenario-Based Training. Lesson Plans is designed to work in complement with any syllabus and the FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS). It explains how to teach each maneuver, making the flight instructor's favorite syllabus curriculum even more effec-tive and enjoyable for flight students. Each maneuver briefing features a series of drawings instructors can discuss with their students or replicate in the classroom and an accompanying script to teach from, which includes a story or motivation on the why and how the maneuver is applied in actual flight. Common errors are discussed in the form of keys to success, to posi-tively inspire students to become sound aviation citizens. In addition to the lesson plans, the book includes templates, checklists, and student assignments to build proper flight preparation habits and help determine the student's readiness to act as pilot-in-command. These tools are especially helpful to the flight instructor ahead of the major flight training milestones, such as first solo, solo cross-country, and the checkride.



Guts n Gunships

Guts  n Gunships Author Mark Garrison
ISBN-10 1629670537
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 284
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Follows Mark Garrison through being on the short list for the draft during the Vietnam War, signing up to be a helicopter pilot, and his tour of duty with the Crocodiles and Alligators of the 119th Assault Helicopter Company.