Synopses & Reviews
In the FAA's "Instrument Procedures Handbook" (#FAA-H-8261-1A) the emphasis is placed on operations and procedural information for real-world use, which makes this the next logical step for pilots after learning basic instrument skills from the Instrument Flying Handbook (#FAA-H-8083-15B). Using this book, pilots can more directly apply the concepts to their current flying situation, and learn how their acquired skills are best used in todays IFR environment.
Considered industry-wide as a top source for instrument procedures information and a must read” for all instrument pilots, this 2007 Edition brings pilots the latest changes to procedures and even more insights and guidance on how to operate safely within the National Airspace System. Detailed information is provided for every navigation receiver and phase of flight on the required precision necessary to stay within protected airspace and to make a successful approach. The text emphasizes airplane operations, and includes a new chapter dedicated to helicopter instrument procedures.
With the increased occurrence of regulatory changes, pilots must be aware of current procedures. This book covers all of the information needed to operate safely within the National Airspace System. In-depth sections on instrument charts and procedures cover all phases of flight from takeoff to landing, including safety of flight issues such as runway incursions and controlled flight into terrain (CFIT). Each topic covered is well-detailed and explained in user-friendly terms, along with full-color depictions to aid understanding.
The Instrument Procedures Handbook was intended primarily as a technical reference for professional pilots. However, with the specialized glossary, index, full-color illustrations and photographs, flight instructors, instrument pilots and instrument students alike will find it a valuable training aid. The wealth of information provided in this book is invaluable to everyone who operates under instrument flight rules (IFR).
This FAA Handbook contains straightforward discussions and explanations for:
--Operations in the National Airspace System
--Detailed coverage of instrument charts
--Instrument procedural information for: takeoff, departure, en route, arrival, approach and landing
--Land and hold short operations (LAHSO)
--Runway incursion information
--Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT)
--Helicopter instrument procedures
Whether a pilot is a seasoned professional or recently completed an Instrument Rating course, the Instrument Procedures Handbook is sure to encourage more precise instrument techniques and ultimately create a safer pilot. Used as a reference in the FAA Knowledge Exams and Practical Test Standards.
An excellent resource for instrument-rated pilots who want to learn how to maximize their skills in an "Instrument Flight Rules" (IFR) environment, this revised handbook contains up-to-date information, the latest changes to procedures, and even more insights and guidance on how to operate safely within the National Airspace System. In-depth sections cover all phases of flight from takeoff to landing, including detailed coverage of instrument charts; takeoff, en route, approach, and landing procedures; human factors; land and hold short operations; and runway incursions. Intended primarily as a technical reference for professional pilots, the added glossary, index, full-color photos, and illustrations make this a valuable training aid for flight instructors, instrument pilots, and students.
No pilot, flight instructor, or aviation student should be without this official handbook of procedures.
Designed as a technical reference for instrument-rated pilots who want to maximize their skills in an "Instrument Flight Rules" environment, the Federal Aviation Administration's Instrument Procedures Handbook contains the most current information on FAA regulations, the latest changes to procedures, and guidance on how to operate safely within the National Airspace System in all conditions. In-depth sections cover takeoffs and departures, en route operations, arrivals and approach, system improvement plans, and helicopter instrument procedures. Thorough safety information covers relevant subjects such as runway incursion, land and hold short operations, controlled flight into terrain, and human factors. Featuring an index, an appendix, a glossary, full-color photos, and illustrations, the Instrument Procedures Handbook is a valuable training aid and reference for pilots, instructors, and flight students, and the most authoritative book on instrument use anywhere. 300 color illustrations.
About the Author
The Federal Aviation Administration strives to "provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world." It also authors The Airplane Flying Handbook and The Pilot's Encyclopedia of Aeronautical Knowledge.