Controlling Pilot Error: Approach and Landing

Controlling Pilot Error: Approach and Landing

Paperback Controlling Pilot Error

By (author) Anthony T. Kern

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co.
  • Format: Paperback | 275 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 208mm x 15mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0071386386
  • ISBN 13: 9780071386388
  • Sales rank: 1,593,165

Product description

This book helps you understand and master a critical stage of flight which includes: procedural perfection and learning the right way to set up approach and landing; what you must know about stabilized approach - what it is, when a pilot has and has not achieved it; learning recognition keys to avert, correct, or survive AL disasters; how time management and decision making can make all the difference; ATC/pilot communication in the AL phase - why it is essential; performing life-saving self-assessment of AL skills and preparedness; and all essential techniques and skills explained in detail. It is a fast & focused rx for pilot error. The most effective aviation safety tools available, "Controlling Pilot Error" guides offer you expert protection against the causes of up to 80% of aviation accidents -pilot mistakes. Each title provides: related case studies; valuable "save-yourself" techniques and safety tips; and, clear and concise analysis of error sets. This book is best for pilots and helps you: build your knowledge base; increase your confidence; sharpen your skills; and, learn lifesaving tips.

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Author information

Tony Kern is Editor of the Controlling Pilot Error Series. He is the Director of Aviation Safety for the U.S. Forest Service and the author of three bestselling McGraw-Hill aviation human factors titles: Redefining Airmanship, Flight Discipline, and Rogue Pilot.

Table of contents

Series Introduction Foreword Acknowledgments Chapter 1: The Approach and Landing Challenge Chapter 2: Approach Plans: Got One? Chapter 3: Stability is the Key Chapter 4: Communication Keys to a Successful Approach Chapter 5: Performance Considerations Chapter 6: The Big and Small of It: Operations at Large Airports and Nontowered Fields Chapter 7: Midair Collision Avoidance Chapter 8: Missed Approach: Routine Action or Your Last Chance Chapter 9: Wake Turbulance and Windshear Chapter 10: Sensory Problems and Landing Illusions Afterword: Why Be Average? Index