Meteorology and Flight

A Pilot's Guide to Weather

Author: Tom Bradbury

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713642261

Category: Airplanes

Page: 186

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Intended for pilots of sailpanes, microlights, hang gliders and balloons, this resource contains practical advice and information on both large- and small-scale weather systems. It covers the development of depressions and anticyclones, fronts, convection, cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds, waves, wave flow and how to fly in waves, local winds, airflow over ridges and mountains, visibility, weather maps and forecasting, METAR and TAF reports and MetFAX services.
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Deciding WEATHER to Fly, A Guide for Air Medical Decision Making (Black and White)

Author: Richard Patterson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 055732260X

Category:

Page: 213

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This textbook was designed by a former Flight Paramedic of 15 years, as well as a Commercial Rated Helicopter and Airplane, and an FAA licensed CFI and CFI-I for both helicopters and airplanes. This class is provocative, direct, and will address scenarios that have occurred in recent years in air medical; which had one of the largest death rates in the history of HEMS. We will teach the participant to make informed decisions about weather, learn to interpret weather, trends, synopses, and forecasts. We will address how to interpret METARS, FA's, and TAFS. Emergency survival skills will be addressed, as well as FAA Rules and Regulations concerning the HEMS environment. We also look at case studies of various crashes and examine the weather that was reporting at the time and conclude what could have been done differently. This book is the most needed book in aviation, and air medical industry, and will aid the participant in making informed decisions, so they can decide whether a "go or no-go" is best.
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Whether the Weather

Aviation Meteorology from A to Z

Author: Roger Peter Frey

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3738615741

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 180

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"Whether the Weather" is not only for air sports enthusiasts such as paragliding, hang-gliding and ultralight pilots; it is also an invaluable meteorological guide for anyone interested in weather conditions. The most important safety element is making correct decisions before take-off, because misjudging the weather situation is a common cause of accidents. The correct decision is even more important than flying skills and requires a fundamental understanding of meteorology. Many pilots recognise this and want to learn more about meteorology, without going to a scientific level. "Whether the Weather" fills this gap from A to Z. On 180 pages with innumerable graphics, it explains with outstanding clarity from the most basic to the most complex processes in aviation meteorology.
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How to Become a Pilot

The Step-by-step Guide to Flying

Author: United States. Federal Aviation Administration

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 0806983868

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 255

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Covers principles of flight and navigation in addition to discussing aspects of weather, aircraft operation and performance, radio communications, and flight planning
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Sport Flying

Author: Dan Ramsey,Earl Downs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440696373

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 2935

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Sport flying is about to take off. This summer, the Federal Aviation Administration will approve a new sport flying license that will let people earn their wings for a fraction of the time and cost of a traditional license. The Complete Idiot's Guide‚ to Sport Flying introduces this new field of flying to consumers, and shows you how to fly smart-offering hundreds of tips on how to get more flying fun for less money. * Includes an illustrated buyer's guide, rules of the air, and tips for passing the test * First book on the topic of sport flying
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Aircraft Icing

A Pilot's Guide

Author: Terry T. Lankford

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071341394

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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A practical approach to one of aviation's most dire and elusive threats: aircraft icing. It seek to equip pilots with functional icing intelligence, observation and translation techniques, cockpit strategies, and risk assessment and management know-how. It covers all aspects of aircraft icing, including ground, airframe and induction, providing a solid foundation in icing theory and physics without superfluous meteorological concepts. It teaches pilots how to interpret icing forecasts and reports, and integrate specific aircraft and engine considerations, and discuses practical procedures to deal with icing conditions throughout flight, from taxi to touchdown. The book includes case study examples of actual icing incidents.
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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Becoming a Pilot

Author: Jason Dearn

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1445212803

Category: Self-Help

Page: 255

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The absolute beginners guide to becoming a pilot is a reference tool for anyone thinking about becoming a pilot, either PPL or CPL. Before you commit to any training you should read this book. It will give you an insight into the process employed in the training of civilian pilots in Europe. This is not a technical book, it is however, a laymans guide on how to become a Pilot.
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From the Flight Deck

Plane Talk and Sky Science

Author: Doug Morris

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554902894

Category: Transportation

Page: 162

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Imagine you’re sitting next to a pilot on a flight and he’s eager to answer all those nagging questions you have about air travel. Are those bumps and noises normal? Why are some take-offs delayed? What happens if there’s a storm? How does this plane stay in the air, anyway? In From the Flight Deck: Plane Talk and Sky Science, pilot, meteorologist, and flight-school instructor Doug Morris lets you take the window seat on a trip around the world, giving you the scoop on everything from take-off to landing. He explains what you see looking out the window, what that window is made of, and how the plane is kept in rigorous flying condition. Perfect for informing the aviation enthusiast and calming the fearful flier, From the Flight Deck tells you everything you want to know about commercial airline travel: the physics of flight, how airplanes work and what they’re made of, how pilots are trained, route planning and the importance of the ground crew, turbulence, flying in storms, what the flight crew gets up to on layovers, and much more. With facts, trivia, humour, and illuminating photos throughout, From the Flight Deck is the ultimate flight companion.
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