The FAA's Instrument Procedures Handbook
is a great resource for instrument-rated pilots! (FAA-H-8261-1A)
Emphasis is placed on operations and procedural information for
real-world use, which makes this the next logical step for pilots after
learning basic instrument skills from the Instrument Flying Handbook
(ASA-8083-15). Using this book, pilots can more directly apply the
concepts to their current flying situation, and learn how their acquired
skills are best used in todays IFR environment.
Considered industry-wide as a top source for instrument procedures
information and a must read for all instrument pilots, this Second
Edition (effective March 2007) brings pilots the latest changes to
procedures and even more insights and guidance on how to operate safely
within the National Airspace System. Detailed information is provided
for every navigation receiver and phase of flight on the required
precision necessary to stay within protected airspace and to make a
successful approach. The text emphasizes airplane operations, and
includes a new chapter dedicated to helicopter instrument procedures.
With the increased occurrence of regulatory changes, pilots must be
aware of current procedures. This book covers all of the information
needed to operate safely within the National Airspace System. In-depth
sections on instrument charts and procedures cover all phases of flight
from takeoff to landing, including safety of flight issues such as
runway incursions and controlled flight into terrain (CFIT). Each topic
covered is well-detailed and explained in user-friendly terms, along
with full-color depictions to aid understanding.
The Instrument Procedures Handbook was intended primarily as a
technical reference for professional pilots. However, with the
specialized glossary, index, full-color illustrations and photographs,
flight instructors, instrument pilots and instrument students alike will
find it a valuable training aid. The perfect companion to the FAAs Instrument Flying Handbook
(ASA-8083-15), the wealth of information provided in this book is
invaluable to everyone who operates under instrument flight rules (IFR).
This FAA Handbook contains straightforward discussions and explanations for:
Operations in the National Airspace System
Detailed coverage of instrument charts
Instrument procedural information for: takeoff, departure, en route, arrival, approach and landing
Land and hold short operations (LAHSO)
Runway incursion information
Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT)
Helicopter instrument procedures
Whether a pilot is a seasoned professional or recently completed an Instrument Rating course, the Instrument Procedures Handbook
is sure to encourage more precise instrument techniques and ultimately
create a safer pilot. Used as a reference in the FAA Knowledge Exams and
Practical Test Standards.
Soft cover, 8-3/8" x 10-7/8", glossary, indexed, full-color, 294 pages.
Reprint of FAA-H-8261-1A.