Continued VFR into IFR conditions persists as the most frequent cause
of weather-related accidents. This book provides the bare-bones
essentials of instrument flying technique and procedures so urgently
needed in order to cope with and survive an inadvertent encounter with
low-visibility IFR conditions.
For this "IFR survival guide," Richard Taylor has adapted the key
lifesaving elements of IFR discipline to the average VFR pilot's
capabilities. Here are complete instructions in a simplified "hands-off"
flying technique that minimizes the risks of loss of control when
outside visual clues are lost. The physiological causes of spatial
disorientation are explained, giving valuable insights into IFR's most
treacherous aspect. A chapter contributed by noted pscyhologist and
flight instructor Dr. Jerald Cockrell tells how to control fear and
panic in the cockpit.
Should air traffic control assistance be necessary, IFR for VFR Pilots
tells how to communicate effectively and how to use ATC to fly out of a
low-visibility predicament. The book guides you step-by-step through
the essential procedures of DF steers, radar vectors, and other ATC
"assists." VOR and DF fixes, VOR approaches, low-visibility landing
technique, even the missed approach, are clearly explained with typical
IFR for VFR Pilots is a must for all fair-weather fliers,
however proficient and cautious they may be. Its no-nonsense approach
has a lot to say to the seasoned instrument-rated pilot as well. Second
Edition. Soft cover, illustrated and indexed, 138 pages.