Monday, September 10, 2007

New Publications

Visit the FAA's website and you'll find a revised version of the Instrument Flying Handbook that has finally caught up with modern avionics. The new handbook shows instrument attitude flying techniques for glass panel aircraft, discusses autopilots and flight directors, and terrain and weather systems. The book contains a lot of new, four-color illustrations. They even have color representation of ALSF-I and ALSF-II approach lighting systems. And best of all, you can download it for free.

There's also a document I had not seen before - Powered Parachute Flying Handbook.

Check it out!

1 comment:

flyaway said...

On a related subject, at several of the FAA Safety presentations I've gone to (http://faasafety.gov/) they have given out free books to the first few people that have shown up (not sure how common that is however). I've gotten the following:
* aircraft weight & balance handbook (is really interesting since it covers large aircraft too)
* instrument procedures handbook
* pilots handbook of aeronautical knowledge
* airplane flying handbook
* Seaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations Handbook (another interesting one)

for my ground school my school used the jeppesen book but i prefer the faa once since looking at it. each of the above books is very interesting reading and i wish i had more time to spend on them.