Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
There seems to be a bunch of newly rated instrument pilots on this forum so I thought that I'd suggest a couple of books to add to your personal aviation library. I'm sure that there are many others worth considering, but in my opinion, the follow two books ought to be required reading for anyone with a "green" instrument ticket.
Instrument Flying by Richard Taylor
Weather Flying by Robert Buck
These books explain, in easy to understand language, just how IFR is flown in the real world. There is little or no theory, just practical advise on how to "use the system" and handle "weather issues" as they pop up in everyday flying.
How about it you guys, any other books that you can recommend?
Dragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1561 times:
I made it through most of weather flying before it had to go back to the library. That was a really great book, and soon I'm gonna have to get my own copy. Before that, I thought that I'd have more of a chance understanding astrophysics than weather. It really cuts through the crap, and tells you what different things mean to you as a pilot.
Dg_pilot From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 856 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1519 times:
I really like "Stick and Rudder", Buck's "Weather Flying", and the big blue "Instrument Flying" book by Trevor Thom.
This is not related, but would like to share it anyway.
Tomorrow in the mail I should receive "Diversion Planning" (also titled "How to Navigate Around the World with a Pencil and a Stopwatch") and "The Compleat Taildragger Pilot". I am already tailwheel endorsed, but would like to understand more of the advanced theory behind various occurrences.
Does anyone know of any books that are great for explaining in-depth the various systems and mechanics of light aircraft?