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Weather Flying

Weather Flying

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By (author) Robert N. Buck, Foreword by Wolfgang Langewiesche

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  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 28mm | 644g
  • Publication date: 1 October 1997
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 007008761X
  • ISBN 13: 9780070087613
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 25 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 488,026

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"Weather Flying" is regarded in the industry as the bible of weather flying. Robert Buck, a general aviation and commercial pilot with tens of thousands of hours of flight time, explains weather in a nontechnical way, giving pilots useful understanding of weather and practical knowledge of how to judge it and fly it. This title covers weather flying psychology, en route weather changes, radar and how to use it, taking off in bad weather, and much more. It is the winner of the Flight Safety Foundation's Publication Award; recommended by the FAA.

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Leading aviation author Robert N. Buck (Fayston, Vt.) set a New York to Los Angeles speed record at the age of 16. A retired senior TWA jet captain, Buck has flown the Atlantic more than 2,000 times. As a civilian, he headed a four-year bad-weather research project for the Air Force, which won him an Air Medal. Buck has been a consultant to four FAA administrators and airlines on many aspects of aviation safety, and is the author of The Art of Flying and Flying Know-How, among others. An avid general aviation pilot throughout his life, Buck currently owns a Schleicher ASW-20 high performance sailplane with his son.

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One of the most worthwhile pieces of reading matter a pilot could own.''--AOPA Pilot. One of the world's most respected veterans of the cockpit gives you the benefit of his decades of experience flying weather--as a world-record holder, as a commercial pilot with tens of thousands of hours in the air. Weather Flying is regarded throughout the industry as the bible on the topic of weather flying: How to judge it before you take off, how to handle it when you're in the air, and how to decide when it would be saner to take those suitcases back to the hotel. Explaining clearly, with a practical eye to putting the information to use in the air, Buck tells you how to: cope with en route weather changes; fly turbulence and thunderstorms; get the most from your radar; deal with dangerous ice. When the most aviation accidents are due to bad or unforseen weather conditions, what you know can save your life and the lives of your passengers. Having Buck's Weather Flying at hand is the next best thing to having him in the right-hand seat.

Table of contents

About Some People. Introduction. Weather Flying. A Little Theory for Weather Flying. Some Thoughts on Checking Weather. How to Check Weather. Weather Information. Checking Weather Details. Checking Weather for the Route. Equipment Needs for Weather Flying. Temperature, an Important Part of Weather Flying. Some Psychology of Weather Flying. Turbulence and Flying It. VFR Flying Weather Visually. About Keeping Proficient Flying Instruments. Thunderstorms and Flying Them. Ice and Flying It. Taking Off in Bad Weather. Weather Flying En Route. Landing in Bad Weather. Teaching Yourself to Fly Weather. Something on Judgment.