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The instrument flight manual : the instrument rating and beyond
Kershner, William K.
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Sixth edition.
Publication Information:
Ames, Iowa : Iowa State Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
viii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 folded-out chart.
General Note:
"En route low-altitude chart follows p.312"
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TL711.B6 K4 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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The sixth edition of this text has been updated to reflect changes in Federal Aviation Regulations. It gives an overview of IFR operational requirements and helps establish patterns of aeronautical decision making pertaining to instrument flight. Divided into five parts, the book covers airplane instruments, systems, navigation, communications with ATC, and a hypothetical trip using the knowledge gained in the first four sections. Numerous illustrations aid in visualization. This book covers everything students need to know to obtain an FAA instrument rating and may be a valuable aid to instructors.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
1 Airplane Performance and Basic Instrument Flyingp. 1
1. The Instrument Ratingp. 3
2. Flight and Engine Instrumentsp. 6
3. Review of Airplane Performance, Stability, and Controlp. 29
4. Basic Instrument Flyingp. 45
2 Navigation and Communicationsp. 83
5. Navigational Aids and Instrumentsp. 85
6. Communications and Control of Air Trafficp. 126
3 Planning the Instrument Flightp. 143
7. Weather Systems and Planningp. 145
8. Charts and Other Printed Aidsp. 176
9. Planning the Navigationp. 204
4 The Instrument Flightp. 213
10. Before the Takeoffp. 215
11. Takeoff and Departurep. 219
12. En Routep. 220
13. Instrument Approach and Landingp. 232
14. Instrument Rating Knowledge Testp. 249
15. Instrument Rating Practical Testp. 252
5 Syllabusp. 263
Instrument Flight Manual Syllabusp. 265
Appendixp. 297
Airport/Facility Directory Legendp. 298
Bibliography and Suggested Reading for Further Studyp. 303
Indexp. 305