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Weather Flying


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Publisher Comments:

Weather Flying is regarded in the industry as the bible of weather flying. Robert Buck, a general aviation and commercial pilot with tens of thousands of hours of flight time, explains weather in a nontechnical way, giving pilots useful understanding of weather and practical knowledge of how to judge it and fly it. Covers weather flying psychology, en route weather changes, radar and how to use it, taking off in bad weather, and much more. Winner of the Flight Safety Foundation's Publication Award; recommended by the FAA.

Book News Annotation:

In this first update of this flying ace's classic in nearly a decade, retired TWA Captain Buck credits a meteorologist who briefed him on what weather to expect on his first transcontinental flight at age 16 with piquing his interest in weather's challenges for a pilot. He renders accessible facts and judgments on checking, and flying in, nearly any weather.
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About the Author

Leading aviation author Robert N. Buck (Fayston, Vt.) set a New York to Los Angeles speed record at the age of 16. A retired senior TWA jet captain, Buck has flown the Atlantic more than 2,000 times. As a civilian, he headed a four-year bad-weather research project for the Air Force, which won him an Air Medal. Buck has been a consultant to four FAA administrators and airlines on many aspects of aviation safety, and is the author of The Art of Flying and Flying Know-How, among others. An avid general aviation pilot throughout his life, Buck currently owns a Schleicher ASW-20 high performance sailplane with his son.

Table of Contents

About Some People.


Weather Flying.

A Little Theory for Weather Flying.

Some Thoughts on Checking Weather.

How to Check Weather.

Weather Information.

Checking Weather Details.

Checking Weather for the Route.

Equipment Needs for Weather Flying.

Temperature, an Important Part of Weather Flying.

Some Psychology of Weather Flying.

Turbulence and Flying It.

VFR Flying Weather Visually.

About Keeping Proficient Flying Instruments.

Thunderstorms and Flying Them.

Ice and Flying It.

Taking Off in Bad Weather.

Weather Flying En Route.

Landing in Bad Weather.

Teaching Yourself to Fly Weather.

Something on Judgment.

Product Details

Buck, Robert N.
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Buck, Robert N.
Buck Robert
New York :
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Aviation - Piloting & Flight Instruction
Meteorology in aeronautics
weather,weather flying,pilot,route,air,ice,thunderstorms,turbulence,judge,commercial pilot,world-record holder,experience flying
Aviation-Flight Instruction and Aerodynamics
Edition Number:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
September 1997
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
9.28x6.26x1.08 in. 1.43 lbs.

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