A practical weather book for anyone interested in flight, covering both large and small-scale systems. This edition contains up-to-date information on means of obtaining data such as the MetFAX system, plus details on METAR and TAF reports. The book describes the infulence of high-level jet streams on the development of depressions, as well as detailing thermals, lee waves and up-and-down currents which are important to pilots of sailplanes, microlights, hang gliders and balloons. Diagrams show the movement of air at various heights and also trace the development of clouds, from fair weather cumulus to giant cumulonimbus and the associated hazards of lightning, hail, downbursts and outflows.
Covers principles of flight and navigation in addition to discussing aspects of weather, aircraft operation and performance, radio communications, and flight planning
The absolute beginners guide to becoming a pilot is a reference tool for anyone thinking about becoming a pilot, either PPL or CPL. Before you commit to any training you should read this book. It will give you an insight into the process employed in the training of civilian pilots in Europe. This is not a technical book, it is however, a laymans guide on how to become a Pilot.
Sport flying is about to take off. This summer, the Federal Aviation Administration will approve a new sport flying license that will let people earn their wings for a fraction of the time and cost of a traditional license. The Complete Idiot's Guide‚ to Sport Flying introduces this new field of flying to consumers, and shows you how to fly smart-offering hundreds of tips on how to get more flying fun for less money. * Includes an illustrated buyer's guide, rules of the air, and tips for passing the test * First book on the topic of sport flying
A practical approach to one of aviation's most dire and elusive threats: aircraft icing. It seek to equip pilots with functional icing intelligence, observation and translation techniques, cockpit strategies, and risk assessment and management know-how. It covers all aspects of aircraft icing, including ground, airframe and induction, providing a solid foundation in icing theory and physics without superfluous meteorological concepts. It teaches pilots how to interpret icing forecasts and reports, and integrate specific aircraft and engine considerations, and discuses practical procedures to deal with icing conditions throughout flight, from taxi to touchdown. The book includes case study examples of actual icing incidents.
"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.
"Whether the Weather" is not only for air sports enthusiasts such as paragliding, hang-gliding and ultralight pilots; it is also an invaluable meteorological guide for anyone interested in weather conditions. The most important safety element is making correct decisions before take-off, because misjudging the weather situation is a common cause of accidents. The correct decision is even more important than flying skills and requires a fundamental understanding of meteorology. Many pilots recognise this and want to learn more about meteorology, without going to a scientific level. "Whether the Weather" fills this gap from A to Z. On 180 pages with innumerable graphics, it explains with outstanding clarity from the most basic to the most complex processes in aviation meteorology.
The Weekend Captain's Guide to Basic Boating is different from any other book on the subject. It reads like a novel, but is filled with information and facts like a reference book. It goes beyond the basics and is meant to be inspirational, as well as educational. It helps to build one's self confidence by showing that most of the problems that you may encounter on the water are universal. They invariably will happen to everyone at one time or another. It is important to realize that you are not alone and that these things do not only affect you. Problems may arise at any time. It is the knowledgeable, self confident boater that turns them around and moves on.
This publication contains training guidance for flight crew wishing to obtain a pilot's licence in the UK and training providers of both UK National and JAA requirements in the field of flight crew licensing, with the associated rules and regulations. It is divided into two main sections dealing with: i) licensing, administration and standardisation procedures employed by the Safety Regulation Group, including references to JAR-FCL (European Joint Aviation Requirements for Flight Crew Licensing) documentation; and ii) operating requirements and safety practice standards in the preparation for flight, with data from established information sources such as aeronautical information circulars and CAA safety leaflets.
Learn how to minimize weather-related risks, both in flight and before you fly.
An author subject index to selected general interest periodicals of reference value in libraries.