In this 5th Edition of his classic book on IFR flight, author Richard Collins shares his experience in this guide to the real world of instrument flying, detailing the IFR system, equipment, and exploring the risks and rewards of instrument flying. New material on best practices in glass-cockpit flying has been added for the 5th Edition.
The invaluable discussions on instrument airmanship, weather analysis, flight planning and decision making, handling equipment glitches, and that critical survival skill partial panel flying are all presented for the sole objective of better preparing you to fly on IFR flight plans.
The only tests this book prepares you for are those encountered in flying actual IFR. Where the initial instrument checkride leaves off with the applicant receiving a "dry" instrument ticket, this book provides the information necessary to "get it wet."
Richard L. Collins: Richard Collins has spent his life in aviation, logging over 19,500 flight hours in almost every type of aircraft, including Concorde, and writing about it in 900 magazine articles and 11 books for pilots plus many video productions. He has been editor-in-chief of FLYING Magazine, and publisher and editor-in-chief of AOPA Pilot Magazine. Collins has won many aviation awards and continues to do extensive research in aviation safety. He is currently an editor-at-large for FLYING and editorial consultant to Sporty's Academy.