In this edition, Sparky Imeson will not just brief you, but thoroughly explain the conditions and problems that may be encountered at high altitudes in close proximity to the ground. He will then explain, step-by-step, in plain English the rules of thumb and procedures used by experienced mountain and bush pilots to determine go - no go conditions based on the terrain, the weather, your airplane's performance and your own skills and experience.
- Basic Premises
- The Airplane
- Weight and Balance
- The Magnetic Compass
- The Airspeed Indicator
- Engine Operation
- After Takeoff
- En route Precautions
- Night Flying
- Mountain Flying Techniques
- Mountain Turbulence
- The Mountain Wave
- Scud Running
- Structural Icing
- Emergency Landings
- Survival and Rescue
- Destination Airports
- Drag Curves
- Landing Irregularities
- Spot Method Landing Techniques
- Soft Field Landings
- Short Field Landing
- Crosswind Landing
- Rules of Thumb
"If you ain't a mountain pilot, you ain't a real pilot. Flying the mountains requires knowledge and skill. The knowledge is imparted in this book"
Mountain Flying Bible is in-depth, complete, and highly illustrated. Whether your mountain flying takes you through the 14,000' peaks of Colorado or the rolling hills of the Ozarks, one thing is for sure: It will make you a better pilot. I've been flying the high mountains for over 12 years. Even still, on the first page, I learned something new.
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