Pilot's Weather

A Commonsense Approach to Meteorology

Author: Brtian Cosgrove

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847979254

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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This book breaks new ground in the presentation of what is and should be presented as a fascinating and vitally important part of a pilot's skill. Gone are the dreary old monotone drawings of isobars and fronts, endless graphs and reams of figures and in bounce full colour photos of what you actually see - clouds and cloudscapes that tell you instantly what's happening to the air around you. For those who fly aircraft and micros, gliders or kites, this book makes the weather make sense. "The content of the book deals comprehensively with all the topics likely to come up in the PPL exams, and more importantly tries, and succeeds, to weld them together into a coherent and useful whole. Meteorology can be a dry and technical subject but this book does better than most at holding the reader's interest, helped a great deal by the excellent photos. The photos illustrate all types of cloud, frontal weather, and most other meteorological phenomena. This is a welcome change from the usual line drawings which bear little relation to reality found in the majority of aviation weather books. " - MICROLIGHT FLYING "Everything the pilot needs to know about the atmosphere, the weather and meteorology. The colour photographs are superb: these alone make the book worth having on one's shelf." - AOPA LIGHT AVIATION ". . . a few hours regularly spent within the pages of Brian Cosgrove's book would seem to be time well spent." - GUILD NEWS (GAPAN).

Severe Weather Flying

Increase Your Knowledge and Skill to Avoid Thunderstorms, Icing and Extreme Weather

Author: Dennis Newton

Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics

ISBN: 9781619544147

Category: Transportation

Page: 212

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"At the outset, Dennis Newton reminds readers that Severe Weather Flying is not about flying in severe weather, but about how to detect and therefore avoid it, with advice on how to escape it if you become caught in it accidentally. The author is a meteorologist, weather research pilot, ATP, and flight instructor and more. He speaks pilot to pilot in this valuable guide on how not to fly in severe weather. He believes that given the knowledge, pilots can truly lessen their chances of being caught in thunderstorms and other extreme weather conditions. This book was written with that goal in mind: to impart enough meteorological information in a way pilots can best grasp and use it. Newton believes that, "Pilots as a group are more than conservative enough to keep themselves safe if they are only given the facts." Meteorology can be a tough "language" and not always clear to the lay person. Newton translates and brings across the most crucial principles pilots can use to fly more wisely in weather. Covering weather fundamentals, the atmosphere, and the stability of the air, he then digs deeper into the individual aspects of severe weather situations. In print for more than 30 years, this Fourth Edition blends in good coverage of detection equipment for the cockpit, and the weather briefing information available to the pilot for decision-making in flight planning, and even the enroute phase. Details on aircraft icing certification, critical aircraft icing information, and high altitude ice crystals is included. Valuable for seasoned veterans as for relative newcomers, applicable to VFR, IFR, piston, turbine, low- and high-altitude operations"--Provided by publisher.

Meteorology and Flight

A Pilot's Guide to Weather

Author: Tom Bradbury

Publisher: A & C Black

ISBN: 9780713668315

Category: Science

Page: 186

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Covering both large- and small-scale weather systems, and illustrated with line drawings, graphs and satellite photographs throughout, this new edition of Meteorology and Flight has been fully revised and updated. Practical and comprehensive, it includes: the development of depressions and anticyclones fronts convection, cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds waves, wave flow and how to fly in waves local winds airflow over ridges and mountains visibility weather maps and forecasting METAR and TAF reports MetFAX services.

Aviation Weather

FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 00-6B

Author: Federal Aviation Administration

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510725512

Category: Transportation

Page: 216

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Aviation Weather is a comprehensive resource for everything that pilots, students, and instructors need to know about navigating all types of weather safely. This book covers both visual (VMC) and instrument (IMC) meteorological conditions, and does so using detailed illustrations and diagrams. Subjects covered include the earth’s atmosphere, temperatures, atmospheric pressure and altimetry, wind, moisture, precipitation, clouds, air masses and fronts, turbulence, icing, thunderstorms, common IFR producers, high altitude weather, arctic and tropical weather, and soaring weather. A detailed glossary and index are provided for guidance.

The Killing Zone: How & Why Pilots Die

Author: Paul Craig

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007150415X

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

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This literal survival guide for new pilots identifies "the killing zone," the 40-250 flight hours during which unseasoned aviators are likely to commit lethal mistakes. Presents the statistics of how many pilots will die in the zone within a year; calls attention to the eight top pilot killers (such as "VFR into IFR," "Takeoff and Climb"); and maps strategies for avoiding, diverting, correcting, and managing the dangers. Includes a Pilot Personality Self-Assessment Exercise that identifies pilot "types" and how each type can best react to survive the killing zone.

Flightpath Teacher's Book

Aviation English for Pilots and ATCOs

Author: Philip Shawcross,Jeremy Day

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521178703

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 226

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Flightpath is the definitive course for pilots and Air Traffic Controllers who need an ICAO4 level of English to work in the industry. Written by Philip Shawcross, one of the world's leading Aviation English experts, and reviewed by a panel of aviation English specialists, this course offers a thorough grounding in the range of communication skills needed by both pilots and Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCOs) aiming to reach ICAO4 level or above. The Teacher's Book is a complete manual and subject matter reference book for Aviation English teachers of any level of experience, with detailed notes and instructions for each unit. The teacher's notes provide further support and will help the trainer customise the course for pilots, ATCOs and mixed classes.

High Output Management

Author: Andrew S. Grove

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 110197236X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. In High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies, this legendary management book is a Silicon Valley staple, equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as CEOs and startup founders. Grove covers techniques for creating highly productive teams, demonstrating methods of motivation that lead to peak performance—throughout, High Output Management is a practical handbook for navigating real-life business scenarios and a powerful management manifesto with the ability to revolutionize the way we work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

IFR for VFR Pilots

An Exercise in Survival

Author: Richard L. Taylor

Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics

ISBN: 9781560272809

Category: Transportation

Page: 129

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Continued 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.

Aeronautical Information Manual Study Guide For The Private Pilot

An extensive easy to use study guide to help private pilots fully understand the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM)

Author: Elite Aviation Solutions

Publisher: Elite Aviation Solutions

ISBN: 1939878039

Category: Transportation

Page: 416

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Every year thousands of private pilots buy an Aeronautical Information Manual with the intention of studying it. Studying the AIM is difficult because of the layout of the book. Elite Aviation Solutions professional pilot staff has created an easy to use AIM study guide with only the private pilot in mind. Private pilots no longer have to waste time going through the AIM trying to determine what to study. This study guide was created to make a private pilots study time much more productive. Apply Elite Aviation Solutions Aviation Study Made Easy System and understand the AIM better than you ever have. The study guide contains over 1,500 questions with answers and over 150 images to assist private pilots in taking their pilot knowledge to an elite level. Be the most knowledgeable pilot at the airport.

A Human Error Approach to Aviation Accident Analysis

The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System

Author: Professor Scott A Shappell,Professor Douglas A Wiegmann

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409463036

Category: Transportation

Page: 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.


Affordable Aviation

Author: Chris Finnigan

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861264121

Category: Philosophy

Page: 110

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Microlighting reveals the addictive fun of flight, and shows that this amazing and exhilarating form of sport aviation is affordable and open to all. Topics covered include a history of the sport and the philosophy behind it; different types of microlight: flexwing and three axis; how microlights fly and how to learn to fly them; safety; ideas for advanced flying; and owning and maintaining a microlight.

Books in Print

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Category: American literature

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Weather Flying, Fifth Edition

Author: Robert N. Buck,Robert O. Buck

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071799729

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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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"-