Controlling Pilot Error : Approach and Landing

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-05-30
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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Explains why approach and landing (AL)is a time-critical, no-mistakes-tolerated phase of flight. Uses actual flight accidents to study the pilot-induced causes of this rising aviation concern. Provides pilot skills, techniques, and mental mechanics customized to AL. Softcover.

Author Biography

Tony Kern is Editor of the Controlling Pilot Error Series. He is the Director of Aviation Safety for the U.S. Forest Service and the author of three bestselling McGraw-Hill aviation human factors titles: Redefining Airmanship, Flight Discipline, and Rogue Pilot.

Table of Contents

Series Introduction



Chapter 1: The Approach and Landing Challenge

Chapter 2: Approach Plans: Got One?

Chapter 3: Stability is the Key

Chapter 4: Communication Keys to a Successful Approach

Chapter 5: Performance Considerations

Chapter 6: The Big and Small of It: Operations at Large Airports and Nontowered Fields

Chapter 7: Midair Collision Avoidance

Chapter 8: Missed Approach: Routine Action or Your Last Chance

Chapter 9: Wake Turbulance and Windshear

Chapter 10: Sensory Problems and Landing Illusions

Afterword: Why Be Average?


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