FAA-H-8083-15B reprint. Primary reference text for the Instrument Rating FAA Knowledge Exam.
This is the FAA's primary pilot resource for instrument flight rules (IFR) covering everything pertinent to operating an aircraft in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) or without reference to outside visuals, relying solely on the information gleaned from the cockpit. Readers will find chapters on the national airspace system, the air traffic control system, human factors, aerodynamics, flight instruments, flight maneuvers for IFR operations, navigation, emergency operations, as well as helicopter operations and more.
The material in this manual applies to both conventional "steam-gauge" analog instrumentation and the "glass cockpit" electronic flight displays found in advanced aircraft. Information is well organized into separate coverage of the traditional "6-pack" and discussions of pictorial "tape" displays. Advanced systems are covered, including flight management systems, the primary flight display (PFD) and multi-function display (MFD), synthetic vision, and traffic advisory systems. The book also features a synopsis of instrument clearance shorthand, as well as an instrument training lesson guide.
The Instrument Flying Handbook is designed for use by flight instructors, pilots preparing for the Instrument Rating FAA Knowledge and Practical Exams, and instrument-rated pilots looking for a refresher or preparing for an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC). Illustrated throughout with detailed, full-color drawings and photographs; comprehensive glossary and index
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I had originally looked this book up on Amazon. After reading review after review of people receiving a black and white book of a publication that is intented to be in color, I purchased here at Aircraft Spruce. The book arrived along with other items, it was well packaged and it is the color publication that was expected. The maps, airport diagrams, and instrument photos are all in color as they were intended to be. Buy your book here rather than on Amazon. 1) You will get the right product, 2) The service is better 3) You are purchasing from a company that gives back to GA.
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Yes, most, if not all, of the photos and diagrams are in color.
Current version is Updated October 10, 2014. Our stock is the most current available from ASA.