Aviation Instruction and Maintenance
A Pilot Upgrade
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1560274050
Written for pilots of all skill levels and interest, this book explores common misconceptions regarding piloting risks and shows what the actual risks are and why. Reflective insight is the basis for this book’s program for risk management, sound decision-making, and judgment. With the bringing together of varied experiences and different perspectives, pilots can examine the risks in each phase of flight: preflight, takeoff, en-route portions of VFR and IFR flight, approach and arrival, and landings. Particular high-risk areas are evaluated as well, including night flight, aerobatics, midair collision risks, special weather considerations, and human factors.
The Droner's Manual
A Guide to the Responsible Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft
Paperback ISBN: 1619544334
The progress made in the field of unmanned aircraft within the last decade have made it possible for almost anyone to build their own UAV in their garage. For many, this is an exciting business proposition in fields from video production to agriculture. However, for beginners and even more experienced hobbyists, it can be a daunting. In this infant industry, reliable and relevant information for construction and programming of unmanned aircraft is often scattered across various sources. Similarly, the industry lacks an established set of standards for the safe and efficient operation of these small unmanned aircraft. "The Droner’s Manual: A Guide to the Responsible Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft" compiles the most important and relevant UA knowledge into a guide for both beginner and experienced operators. With his expertise as a UAV operator in government, industry, and hobby applications, author Kevin Jenkins offers step-by-step guidance to build, program, test, and fly both multicopters and fixed-wing aircraft for a variety of purposes. The purpose of this book is to compile the most important and relevant collective knowledge into a guide for both beginners and the experienced. Inside you will find step-by-step guidance to build, program, test, and fly unmanned aircraft of various types and purposes including tips from experienced operators. Also included are detailed schematics and diagrams for the construction of complex systems such as First Person View (FPV) and mapping payloads. Ultimately, you will be able to fly with confidence by following the guidance provided for mission planning, checklists, and safe flight operations contained within. Whether you use it to build your first unmanned aircraft or as a handy reference in the field, this guide is an essential for drone builders, pilots, and operators.
Hardcover ISBN: 0070343713
Flight Discipline is the complete tool kit for any aviator, whether military, commercial, or recreational, to develop the crack discipline needed to be a safe and effective aviator. Major Tony Kern analyses the causes of poor flight discipline, gives chilling case studies of the consequences, and lays out a plan for individual improvement. Key words are italicized and review questions included for each chapter. An unequalled guide to this mainspring of good piloting.
Private Pilot Rotorcraft 2005
For Helicopter And Gyroplane
Paperback ISBN: 1560275898
Detailed and up-to-date information on exactly what rotorcraft pilot candidates will need to explain and demonstrate during the oral and practical portions of their final flight test is provided in this cockpit-sized booklet. Knowledge requirements such as preflight preparations and airport operations, skill requirements—including what hovering maneuvers should be executed—and areas of navigation and emergency procedures that must be mastered are discussed for both Section 1 (Helicopter) and Section 2 (Gyroplane) of the Rotorcraft test. Supplementary reference materials and areas of background study, which helps test takers learn the required matter and obtain their pilot licenses, are also described.