Friday, April 20, 2012

Concise Guide to IFR


After waiting a few weeks for the Apple review process to complete, my first iBook, The Concise Guide to IFR, is now available at the iBook store. You can click on the link to get more details or to download a preview. This is the first in a series of concise guides for pilots that I plan to publish, so stay tuned!

13 comments:

Unknown said...

Looks very interesting, and might be just what I need! Bug report: The second screenshot on the iTunes page shows a picture from the book that reads "Instrument Curreny & Aircraft Requirements".

MJG @ Over The Top said...

Any plans to support Android?

Or better yet, how about publishing to Kindle or ePub format then it would work on any device including computers for those who don't have portable devices...

John Ewing said...

Unknown,

Hmm ... a correction for that spelling error was uploaded, but I guess it hasn't taken effect yet.

MJG,

No plans to support Android at the moment. The iBooks publishing contract doesn't currently allow selling content through other avenues. There is a potential court case that could change that.

John

Tony said...

How about making it available outside of the US John, this Aussie has already learned a lot from you, and would love to have a read of this guide...

tony

John Ewing said...

Tony,

Okay, the book should now be available on the Australian store.

If folks in other countries/territories are interested, let me know and I'll make the book available on your region.

Keep in mind that this book deals specifically with US rules pertaining to instrument flight rules which may not be applicable to other areas.

Ron said...

Congratulation on your publication! I'll keep this in mind for students who need an instrument review guide.

Graham Williams said...

This is just in time! Im about 1/4 into my instrument now and this book will be a great help! I will also share the word around the club here in San Diego. I wish I could be getting instruction from you on my instrument rating, but c'est la vie.


Keep up the good work John!


~Graham Williams.

John said...

Thank you for the Concise Guide to IFR! Reference the guidance on tranponder operation, paragreaph 4-1-20 of the new AIM published in Feb 2012 has the transponder ON prior to movement on ANY airport.

Over & out,
John

John Ewing said...

John,

You are correct and thanks for pointing that out! That change to the AIM happened in Feb of this year and I somehow missed it. Ill make sure its in the next edition.

The motivation for this change in transponder procedures would seem to be to have a consistent procedure for airports that have ASDE-X (Airport Surface Detection Equipment) and those that don't.

Pilots flying aircraft equipped with G1000 or Garmin GTX33 transponders should be aware that the GND (ground mode) complies with the new requirement that transponders be ON, but not squawking altitude.

Unknown said...

Would like to buy your book.. please make it available in Poland

John Ewing said...

Should now be available in Poland. ...

eShva said...

What about russian iStore? We're also want to be in touch

John Ewing said...

eShva,

Currently Russia does not appear in the list of available territories in the iBooks publisher interface that I use. The closest territories geographically would seem to be Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia. Would enabling any of these territories be useful to you?