* Dynamic decoder to aeronautical charts takes application of chart symbols to flight planning to a new level
* Opens up with a reader-challenge exercise demonstrating the life-saving assistance charts provide
* Covers VFR and IFR charts, as well as international operation chart resources
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Packed with 300 dynamic illustrations!
LEARN WHY AERONAUTICAL CHARTS ARE AN ESSENTIAL FLYING COMPANION!
Whether you’re a commercial pilot or someone who flies for recreation, creating a detailed, well-crafted flight plan can mean the difference between a smooth ride and a world of trouble. That’s why to truly maximize your own safety — and that of your passengers — you need McGraw-Hill’s insightful Using Aeronautical Charts.
Designed to assist pilots in pre-flight preparations and with in-flight decision-making, Using Aeronautical Charts will help you transform these navigational tools into indispensable piloting partners. Through the book’s easy-to-read, practical guidance, you’ll:
* Master the specifics of VFR, IFR, and other charts
* Understand the wide variety of chart symbols and their impact upon flight planning
* Become familiar with the new RNAV charts
* Stay up to date with current airspace classifications.
* And much, much more!
Perfect for students — yet detailed enough for seasoned pilots — Using Aeronautical Charts delivers its lessons through a unique “Reader Challenge” format. As a result, you’ll build knowledge as you progress, rapidly moving from the basics of chart interpretation to international operations and beyond.
YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON KNOWING THE RIGHT ANSWERS!
True or False...?
* All information about an instrument approach is contained in the published Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) chart.
* The Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) provides pilots with mandatory procedures.
* An underlined frequency indicates the facility operates on a part-time basis.
* Pilots operating under instrument flight rules (IFR) navigation are required to accept chartered visual flight procedures (CVFP) when assigned by Air Traffic Control.
* Controlled airspace establishes visual flight rules (VFR) minimums, and may mandate minimum pilot qualifications and aircraft equipment.
Are you right? See "Before we take off" to find out!About the Author:
Terry T. Lankford is a retired FAA weather specialist, flight instructor, and holder of multiple pilot certifications. A resident of Pleasanton, CA, his is also the author of six McGraw-Hill aviation titles.
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