ATBC - Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Survival Manual - eBook

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Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Survival Manual is written to answer the instrument pilot's most important questions. Illustrated with humorous drawings and containing some of the most spectacular reports of pilots confronted by the problems of instrument flight, Rod’s manual is sure to educate and entertain you. Written in a humorous style, this book will prepare you to be a more educated and proficient pilot. Excellent for any IFR student, experienced professional pilot or as an IFR refresher.

You will learn the following:

Become a Professional Instrument Pilot: Gain insight into the thought process of experienced pilots and develop helpful self-talk techniques to enhance your instrument flying. Save time and energy with a simple three-step method for instrument scanning and learn how to enter holding patterns with ease. Improve your understanding of hazardous weather and how to make safe weather decisions using radar and other resources. Discover new ways to approach the IFR system and manage cockpit resources, and learn how to effectively use TPP and Jeppesen charts. Gain knowledge on WAAS GPS approaches and how to use GPS technology in flight. Develop the skills to safely navigate the "visual segment" of the approach with the guidelines outlined in Part 66 for ATB EASA modules. This module is approved by numerous national authorities and is a valuable component of the avionics maintenance technician training program.

As prescribed in Part 66 Appendix 1, the topics are divided in 22 sections:

  • Aeroplane Aerodynamics and Flight Controls (L1)
  • Aeroplane Structures (L1, 2)
  • Autoflight ATA 22 (L3)
  • Communication and Navigation ATA 23-24 (L3)
  • Electrical Power ATA 24 (L3)
  • Equipment and Furnishings ATA 25 (L3)
  • Flight Controls ATA 27 (L2)
  • Instruments ATA 31 (L3)
  • Lights ATA 33 (L3)
  • On Board Maintenance Systems ATA 45 (L3)
  • Air Conditioning and Pressurization ATA 21 (L1, 2, 3)
  • Fire Protection ATA 26 (L3)
  • Fuel Systems ATA 28 (L1, 2, 3)
  • Hydraulic Systems ATA 29 (L1, 3)
  • Ice and Rain Protection ATA 30 (L1, 2, 3)
  • Landing Gear ATA 32 (L1, 3)
  • Oxygen ATA 35 (L3)
  • Pneumatic and Vacuum Systems ATA 36 (L3)
  • Waste and Water Systems ATA 38 (L2)
  • Integrated Module Avionics ATA 42 (L3)
  • Cabin Systems ATA 44 (L3)
  • Information Systems ATA 46 (L3)

A complete table of contents is included with the Look Inside link above.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of aircraft structures and systems through clear explanations and detailed full-color illustrations. This module has been designed to help aircraft technicians learn essential skills and understand the underlying concepts. It covers all required topics for FAA A&P students while also providing a higher level of proficiency for EASA licenses.

Product Specifications:

  • ISBN: 9781941144978
  • Publisher:
  • Aircraft Technical Book Company
  • Edition: 004.2
  • Pages: 676

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