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Best IFR textbook?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:25 am
by alexmillis
Best IFR textbook?
Hi-

I am going to be giving my brother ground school for an instrument rating. Can anyone suggest the best textbook to teach from? I am looking for something fairly modern, so things like GPS will be included. Also, if you know something modern or digital simulator and you share with me I would be greatful.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Re: Best IFR textbook?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:37 am
by giannifly

Re: Best IFR textbook?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:14 am
by zeke
"Fate is the hunter" IFR rules are in place because people before us died, the rules are there to keep us alive. The AIM is a must.

Re: Best IFR textbook?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:52 am
by N353SK
Honestly, the FAA's Instrument Flying Handbook and Instrument Procedures Handbook should be his bible. There are plenty of supplemental resources, but these two are by far the most important.

Re: Best IFR textbook?

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:29 am
by Starlionblue
N353SK wrote:
Honestly, the FAA's Instrument Flying Handbook and Instrument Procedures Handbook should be his bible. There are plenty of supplemental resources, but these two are by far the most important.


I concur. They provide a solid basis from which you can expand as needed.

Re: Best IFR textbook?

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:19 pm
by VSMUT
DOC 8168 is a must, I would say.

Re: Best IFR textbook?

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:00 pm
by GalaxyFlyer
Is the pilot FAA or overseas?

GF

Re: Best IFR textbook?

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:59 am
by aeropix
Ralph Butcher, gold seal CFI in southern California, wrote the best IFR Training manual I have ever encountered in my 30 years and 15,000hrs of flying. Search for "Skyroamers Publications" I can honestly say I would NOT be where I am today without having used this book.