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IFR: A Structured Approach John Eckalbar

IFR: A Structured Approach

John Eckalbar

Published January 1st 2003
ISBN : 9780961654450
Hardcover
242 pages
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John C. Eckalbar provides a wholesale reanalysis of IFR operations for GA pilots in IFR: A Structured Approach, advocating the development of personal Standard Operating Practices (SOPs) to general aviation pilots and emphasizing the integrationMoreJohn C. Eckalbar provides a wholesale reanalysis of IFR operations for GA pilots in IFR: A Structured Approach, advocating the development of personal Standard Operating Practices (SOPs) to general aviation pilots and emphasizing the integration of GPS. Eckalbars personal SOPs extend training concepts developed to maximize precision among professional pilots to the GA cockpit. Theyre comprised of four key elements: Finding standardized power settings, pitch altitudes and configurations of gear and flap positions for every phase of flight and making a habit of using them. Reorganizing checklists and flows using them in a regimented way. Developing a series of callouts for the critical moments in flight. Starting to brief yourself prior to all departures and arrivals. Hammering away at the knowledge gaps that plague pilots, the GPS emphasis identifies the powerful and potential liabilities of GPS and details subtle GPS unit capabilities typically overlooked in other texts. Subtle regulatory issues and newly formatted GPS-friendly approach plates are reviewed in depth. Concepts are presented in the context of a training flight, elaborated with extensive instrument panel illustrations. Review: From AOPA Pilot For the instrument pilot seeking to upgrade his or her skill, John C. Eckalbars IFR: A Structured Approach provides compelling insights...If one book could help you make the leap from a bit player to a skilled conductor of instrument flight, this is probably it .